Auto Club of Southern California

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Travel Agent

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Auto Club of Southern California full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Discounts for travel and car rental.

Cons

Work 6 days a week

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shadow your IBM if you can before you are out of training.....

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    Former Employee - Agent in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Agent in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Auto Club of Southern California full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training was top notch. Company is well respected and sells itself. HQ in Costa Mesa is awesome. Benefits were excellent. One of the few places left with a pension.

    Cons

    Extreme micromanaging. If you sneeze, there will be a talk about it, then a report about the talk about the sneeze, and finally, a follow up email about the report about the talk about the sneeze. Oh and it will be sent out to all your coworkers as an example. Some days were 11 hours long so there was absolutely no balance. Job security threatened everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. If all of your members knew how badly employees were treated, you would probably lose half of them. Oh, and maybe consider moving an IBM before you lose half a sales team.

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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Software Development and Application Systems Support Role review

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    Current Employee - Senior Technology Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Auto Club of Southern California full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is an annual bonus program. Nice water fountain with shade trees for a few minutes break at lunch time. Other than that i can't think of any. Oh there is a pension plan for existing employees but you receive a letter every year stating that it is not guaranteed. New employees get a 4% 401K match instead of the pension plan of existing employees. This is average for the financial position and size of this privately held organization and a cut over what long term employees may receive.

    Cons

    You will be sorry to go here if you like application development and autonomy. You will have little of either and will not be recognized for your work. If you pride yourself in having a good work ethic, short of being an angel, your good work ethic will sadly erode working at this place. This is a bureaucratic old boys club. Tight coupling of the applications with a security broker for DB calls; a huge cost and drain on productivity. Employees are not trusted. New employees get squeezed on time off and higher work loads while old timers are experts at doing little work, hiding behind departmental walls, talking about the work rather than doing it and taking a great deal of time off. There is a dual employee pension and benefits program. A continuing trend in benefit cuts and pay raises half the rate of inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to the time thieves and you would not need to cut 4 year employees out of a week's vacation with policy changes. This was an offensive policy change for someone who worked harder than the lazy old timers that make up the majority of your organization. Worst place i ever worked to be productive as a programmer. Learned nothing; gained zero technical skill growth; in fact became less marketable. Training for sales people and old timers; zip for App Developers. Heavy work loads for newbies and people not in the Old Boys Club. A lot of self serving politicians that talk about the work but do very little. A lot of people that are experts at hiding behind departmental walls and working 30 hours per week.

    Doesn't Recommend
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