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- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Authenticom full-time (more than a year)Pros
Fun, relaxed, and casual environment. Depending on your position, hours are very flexible. Decent PTO, and grows significantly the longer you stay. In general, the employees are relatively young (aprx. 25 - 35 on average). It is a great place to start your career, although be prepared for a lowball offer. Work-life balance is very good, and you typically won't have to work too many overtime hours. Very easy to make friends, and the environment helps make up for the low compensation. I've made some great friends while here.
I would recommend this position to new college grads if you are still living in the area. Hang around for a year, but after that, you can get a pay increase by quite a bit at any other company you are interested in.Cons
Extremely low compensation. Nowhere close to market average, and somewhat insulting. But if it is your first professional level job, at least you can put the experience on a resume.
Middle management doesn't listen too well to their employees, are very hesitant about any kind of change. You will notice a constant theme of "well, this is the way we have always done it, so just keep doing it that way." This isn't necessarily always a bad attitude, but has prevented the company from adopting new technologies, and as a result, continue to develop with technology that was popular 7-10 years ago. Things don't get fixed as much as they just receive a band-aid. Management is also very chatty - constant whispers, and if someone doesn't like you, don't expect to be around for awhile.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Listen to your employees, and quit being afraid of change. If you can't adapt to the changing market, then you shouldn't be in this role. Be upfront with your employees. Look at wages, and realize how much employees are undervalued. You are incredibly lucky that intelligent individuals are willing to accept such a low compensation, but don't be surprised when they leave a year later.RecommendsNeutral Outlook
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