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I have been working at Apex Systems full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Apex offered me a lot of opportunity. In the five years I spent on their internal team, I was promoted three times. The executive leaders were truly inspiring and really placed a lot of value on keeping a small company feel. Each department was assigned an annual team-building budget to bring everyone closer together. Often the budget wasn't huge for folks in support roles, but we got very creative and found ways to keep everything fun and lively. Education internally and externally was very important.
While I was there the median employee age was 27 which meant many of the leaders were inexperienced and growing into their roles. This created some ups and downs. The positive thing about this was that Apex was providing opportunities for employees that they were unlikely to find elsewhere. The downside was that some staff that managed direct reports didn't always have the developed soft skills needed to manage people.
Apex had extensive training programs for leaders to help them on their way. These sessions were very helpful in refining the skills of the younger leaders. I saw a lot of improvement from year to year when I was there.Cons
Being a company with a huge emphasis on employment law, there were a couple of managers that probably should've been dismissed long before they were. That's a good thing and a bad thing because Apex waited until it had all of the facts straight, but in the mean time the employees that worked with those managers suffered.
The pay was measured on a system I didn't understand. When I left the company, I received a $20k increase that put me in line with other professionals in my industry doing the same work. This may have been anomaly.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep up the creativity and open dialogue with employees. Take another look at how salaries for internal staff is determined.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO