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A Once Proud Company Taken Over By Self Serving Management

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Good associates that care about each other, the work and the customers. Good place to gain contemporary marketing related technology skills.

Cons

Executive management allows misalignment and in-fighting between groups. Extremely poor financial reporting and financial management capabilities. Too much focus on profit over associate and customer satisfaction. Executive management makes decisions in their own self interest.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop treating employees and customers so poorly. They are both the reason you exist even though you think it is all about you. Fix all of the misalignment between LOBs, markets and especially the GSO. Act more professional and respectful toward people.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dump them before they dump you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Reasonable PTO policies
    -Free covered parking
    -Decent free workout room
    -Small-city setting
    -Probably best suited for a recent grad, and not a mid-career transition
    -Had one good mid-level manager

    Cons

    Mixed messages about workplace flexibility (do as I say...), rampant cronyism--unsolved by the post-morgan regime, hidden layoffs. Pay below market, with few raises. Worked hard--on products, services, enhancements, etc. that were discarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the programs meant to disguise how bad or good things are going. Give a process a chance before ditching it. Kill the abuses of the good ol' boy system. Find a balance between real revenue generation (operating revenue aka cost cutting doesn't count!) and infrastructure building.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Miserable and Depressing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Lots of paid time off
    - Telecommuting
    - Covered parking
    - Small town setting
    - On site restaurant
    - Nice office

    Cons

    - Product development is being moved offshore (to China and Poland).
    - Until recently no backfills were approved for U.S., and senior level management must approve all requisitions which is highly irregular.
    - Attrition is out of control in just about every part of the organisation. There has been a brain drain that will eventually have an impact to the bottom line of the business. Employees are not considered as assets.
    - Remaining employees are forced to take on unrealistic workloads.
    - There are no annual raises and paycuts; senior execs brag that they also took a paycut but it was only to their base salaries.
    - No company-wide bonus incentive program; reserved only for upper management and sales
    - Sales commission program rewards on making the sale and not on delivery.
    - Sales and delivery executives blatantly mislead (right out lie to) clients about the company's capabilities which puts everyone else involved with the client in a very uncomfortable position.
    - We are all being forced to take on roles outside of our skillsets without proper training and support.
    - There is an identity crisis: Is it a marketing company or a software company?
    - There is no clear vision for the company.
    - Most decisions by management seem desperate and schizophrenic.
    - Core products and technologies are being neglected. There is little to no investment in development.
    - There is little if any trust in management, and many think that the company is headed for failure.
    - There is no diversity especially in management which is mostly male and Caucasian.
    - Senior management is elitist and only communicate via e-mail from their ivory tower.
    - Morale is terrible; attempts to improve it are hollow and lame.
    - Everyone is desperate to get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please resign. You don't understand this industry or this company. You are slowly running it into the ground, and the tipping point has been breached.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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