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  • Unhealthy work environment, losing great people

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    I worked at Lansinoh Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people are hidden gems - absolute talents who are completely wasted in this environment.

    Cons

    While it may seem like a good company from the outside it is absolutely toxic inside. 1) The CEO is incompetent, inappropriate, and immature. He forces the staff to have costume parties, chooses to dress inappropriately, then makes unprofessional statements to gay employees ("am I hot enough to turn you?"). On one occasion he wrote "Sign here if you think (employee's name) is ugly" on his office whiteboard, and pressured other employees into signing their names. He actually told employees in a meeting to "cut corners" on a new product to hit the launch date, after rejecting the project and delaying it for months and months. He has no vision, and is not a credible leader. He lacks professionalism and bad mouths employees to other employees. It seems like he's constantly trying to stir up drama, and turn employees against one another. 2) Beyond the CEO, the company has fostered an attack-or-be-attacked atmosphere. Employees are rewarded for backstabbing and tattling. Be prepared to be thrown under the bus in a very public way. People are so afraid they'll get fired, they don't stand up for each other. Executive team is surrounded by yes men. 3) The benefits are terrible. Despite being a breastfeeding company, there is NO paternity leave and only 6 weeks maternity leave. No opportunities to work from home or telecommute. Abysmal vacation time. 4) Leadership is resistant to research, facts, and new ideas. They want to operate on the same principles that worked in the 80s, and ignore research that shows there's a need for new ideas and new strategies. 5) Good people don't last. They're either forced out (multiple people have mysteriously and abruptly resigned for undisclosed "new opportunities") or they're fired. There's a revolving door of talented people, which means the people who have been there for a long time are negative, incompetent, and closed to new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management falls on deaf ears. I tried to give suggestions and feedback while I was there, and found management completely resistant to change. They want to do things the way they always have, and will blacklist you if you speak up.


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