TDS Telecommunications – Kansas City, MO
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I worked at TDS Telecommunications as a contractor (more than 3 years)Pros
Good paid time off and sick pay benefits.Cons
Inconsistent and unethical practices are standard fare from the CIO and her immediate staff. Her main focus is to cover herself when meeting with her superiors and peers. She micromanages to such detail that projects start late and are in a rush to get done. She is also a bully who who has no problem publicly shaming employees. She does not respect her staff, nor any meeting's agenda.
When they don't like employees in the IS group, management pulls them into a meeting at the end of the day and tells them that they are being given the opportunity to resign or be put on double-secret probation, which will ultimately leave them fired with a "black mark" on their employment record. They are given until the first thing the next morning to decide. People in this situation typically choose to resign. These are not bad employees being forced out for cause. This morally repugnant practice allows the company to avoid paying out any kind of severance package. And, apparently, it's completely legal.
Many, many very good, well respected IS employees have jumped ship or been forced to "resign" under the CIO.
It is not beyond the CIO to tell underlings to twist/distort the truth about project failures and risks when reporting status to other areas of the business.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Start cleaning up your shop from the top down.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO