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I worked at Cox & Company
Pros – Great family atmosphere, close-knit work environment, good communication with management, ability to work on all aspects of a technology and see it from all sides of the process
Cons – Location- Long Island is not a very affordable place to live on an engineer's salary, treatment of hourly employees,
Advice to Senior Management – You get what you pay for.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2012-04-12 09:58 PDT
I worked at Cox & Company
Pros – You can work relatively independently when deadlines are not close so you have a lot of freedom.
Largely a laid back attitude if you keep to yourself and do your work.
Cons – No desire to improve process. They like to tout the fact they are employee owned but what it means is the few executives who have most of the shares will do what they please without input from the rest of the employees.
Recently took away the perk of 37.5 hr work weeks and mandated 40.
HORRIBLE health plan. Was decent when they had an HSA linked to it so you could save money, but when they changed it to an HRA so the company pockets the savings, the overhead of maintaining the paperwork gives you no benefit.
Make implied promises through verbal statements such as a 6 month reviews and then don't do them.
Eliminated 401(K) matching the last couple of years.
Their style across the board is to document as little as possible and when there is documentation, leave it open to interpretation. If you work there, make them put things in writing and know what your rights are under the law.
As a software engineer, there is zero career opportunity. However, in their defense, they are not a software company. Projects are small. Will offer some challenge, but largely you'll be bored..
Advice to Senior Management – Actually listen to some of the very competent and skilled employees you have working there. Process improves things, the company may actually grow more if some is implemented.
Treat your employees better, you can't keep nickel and diming everything with cost cutting measures and then expect to retain employees.
When you do something like change the length of the workweek, do it in person, not via mass email. The number of salaried employees is only a few dozen. This isn't a global company where you have no choice but to send out a mass email.
Incorporate training, but this can only come after process. There's nothing to train in when the unofficial company procedure is just to reinvent the wheel constantly.
After you improve process, use the savings of low overhead on established productlines to pour into Research and Development. You're sitting on more opportunity than you realize. If you gained the employee's trust and trusted them in return, you might hear some of the ideas.
Stop the "my way or the highway" mentality. Encourage open discussion. Don't just say it. Actually do it.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2010-07-06 16:45 PDT
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