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Learned a lot, but burnout and turnover rate is high.

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Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Hebron, KY
Current Employee - Area Manager in Hebron, KY

Pros

1. Amazing company, with strong innovative CEO.
2. Company is positioned for long-term growth and uses stock options to help you have ownership with the company
3. Leadership opportunities are available everywhere and you will be surrounded by talented people
4. Advancement opportunities are also based entirely on merit so office politics is very downplayed

Cons

1. In operations where I was, work-life balance is not a priority. Night and weekend shifts certainly don't help and there seems to be no set formula in determining if you get the desirable or undesirable shifts
2. During peak season you will work in excess of 80+ a week which is very challenging, but the hardest part is working on holidays which will inevitable impact personal and social life
3. Training and retention is not the biggest priority currently with the company: There is almost 0 technical training for the job before you start working and many people seem to burnout due to the lack of structure

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer better work-life balance to managers by having total transparency when assigning them to undesirable shits. Promote more talent from within instead of trying to fill positions as quickly as possible with external hires. Invest more resources in comprehensive training that will allow for a more reasonable learning curve.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company, not family friendly

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    - loved the challenges and ownership
    - believe in the leadership principles
    - recognition for good work
    - opportunity to rotate to different groups

    Cons

    - very stressful
    - no work life balance. Company makes no effort to try and improve employee experience. use and dispose treatment.
    - ' you have to leave early to take care of a sick baby ' - too bad, this document needs to be finished tonight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    constantly burning out employees takes away the strategic focus and builds them into workhorses instead of innovators

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recognition is non-existent, as with compensation

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    Current Employee - Facilities Service Technician  in  San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Service Technician in San Bernardino, CA

    Pros

    Schedule is a plus (4-10's) Company growth.

    Cons

    Management is amazingly inadequate and incompetent. HR privacy is non-existent. "Work Hard, Have Fun and Make History" should be re-written to read "Work Hard, Work Hard and Get Nothing"
    Compensation is minimum. Raises do not keep up with cost of living (if you get a raise).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the workers that make the business run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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