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I worked at Holiday Systems full-time (more than an year)Pros
Decent pay, some great co-workers, almost zero commute time for me.
As long as you're not in management, you keep your head down and your opinions to yourself, you'll be mostly fine... (see Cons)Cons
Hostile work environment due to a chauvinistic CEO. You will often here him swearing at and demoralizing his managers at the top of his lungs behind closed doors... yet, you can here it at the other end of the building. He will also kick and throw trash cans and slam keyboards on the table. No one dares to challenge or stand up to him because they don't want to lose their jobs.
Salary workers must clock in/out (including lunches) along with the hourly workers and are subject to the same rules and restrictions as them... 1 minute late results in a daily email to the CEO with the names of those people (hourly and salary) along with a note in your employee file in HR. Salary workers are also expected to work the majority of federal holidays. You will be lucky to get Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years day off as a salary worker... "Project Deadlines" seem to always magically happen at year end and..."all salary exempt workers are required to move the company forward.." (Those of you who work/worked there will get this quote!)
Employee turnover is non-stop. You will see new faces (and not see old faces) every single week.
I am so glad I was able to find a better job and move on with my life. Even though I value the experience and friends gained here, I am relieved that this chapter of my career is behind me.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself and for your teams, your job shouldn't be more valuable than your dignity and self-worth.Doesn't RecommendNeutral Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks – interviewed at Holiday Systems in January 2012.Interview Details
I was interviewed over the phone and then invited in to fill out their forms and take their tests. That took an hour, then i waited three hours to have a half hour panel interview with two Ops managers who asked me about computer programming and purchasing, and the job consisted of neither. Then I waited again,,, 4 hours for a interview that took 1/2 hour! Then I was called back for a group session were it seemed more like a sales pitch than an interview! They were like slimey insurance salesman, They showed no respect for the interviewee which leads me to believe they treat their employees like crap. They do have HIGH turnover so i would say i was right. I would not work for such a poor organization. Will I was filling out my paperwork there, I say near customer service and heard their supervisors yell at customers... not a well run company what so ever.Interview Questions
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