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    Large corporations in Danbury CT with above average corporate treatment

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    Former Employee - Senior Expatriate Assignment International Consultant in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Cartus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexibility (hours, on site services I.e. bank, dr., dry cleaning, nail tech, post office, convenience store, etc)
    - Good starting salary and initial training
    - Internship programs and works with community (Ability Beyond Disability and United Way are examples)
    - Monthly on site activities (fairs, picnics, contests, pot lucks, etc)
    - Great people and a comfortable environment

    Cartus can be the job of your dreams due to its size and industry standing when you have the drive, ability and support of Cartus leadership. There are hundreds of roles at Cartus and thousands in the Realogy corporation.

    Cons

    Key issue seems to be emplyee negativity which fosters with time due to the following;
    - Pay increases are relatively small (after years of a freeze they went up to ~2-2.5%/yr. And worst of all... that was regardless of performance.
    - The only way to achieve a significant raise comparable to the value an excellent employee brings is for a promotion, but they are far and few (sometimes employees can be lead on for months if not years), even after receiving a promotion the HR department does its best to save the company $ and reduce the raise as much as possible.
    - Promotional raises can vary drastically, but they will sometimes not offer anything, or try to build it into the annual 2.5% or even just up to the minimum of the new positions range.
    - Promotions are also very challenging. As with much of the world it is more who you know. Networking and image can often lead to a position often being "filled" before it is open. This spreads discontent with those applying.
    - The general employees discontent is very strong and they are vocal. Even with the comfortable job (as in relatively secure, reasonable salary and above average benefits) they can be frustrating at the lack of recognition, opportunities, and in dealing with day to day corporate bureaucracy and double standards. And they spread that frustration like a plague to anyone who is open to it.
    -Lay offs/Termination at times inappropriately used. Lay offs seem common and even many returned employees at one point had been laid off (they typically do not come back with positive feelings). It's looked at almost like the company's annual cleansing. But without seemingly much regard to the employees individual performance to determine if they may be better suited in another department or role.
    Terminations on the other hand are often excruciatingly long, even when we'll deserved. Often employees who may need termination are offered new roles which may, but often do not work out. Terminations can be expensive, with unemployment costs and possible wrongful termination suits which can be created with any termination. However when you keep a poor emplyee this maintains the long term financial drain on the company, poor service to it's customers and an poor environment to that employees neighboring coworkers.

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    From my experience and exposure. The company should be more focused on advancement and appreciation of their potential amazing employees. Second priority, the weeding out of employees who are negative or poor performers and may be spreading that negativity. The company has too much potential to be so poorly viewed.

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