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Micro-managed company that is strangled by inability to make decisions.

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Former Employee - Upper/Middle Management in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Upper/Middle Management in Columbus, OH

I worked at CAS

Pros

Excellent salaries and benefits. Good work life and family considerations. Employess are friendly, helpful and support each other with many long term (25 year +) staff.

Cons

The company is micro-managed to the maximum from the top down. Management is not permitted to utilize their experience and background to make even the smallest desicision without upper management approval. Overall their business model and services are in a declining market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the recommendations of staff and front line management instead of just giving it lip service.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I am a machine; I am a machine; I am a machine...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at CAS

    Pros

    Nice campus.
    Cafeteria onsite.
    Credit union onsite.
    Great walking path.
    Clean restrooms.
    Multi-cultural staff.
    Nice views if you're lucky enough to have a window office.
    Nice location.
    Most employees are friendly and interesting.
    Nice place for introverts to hide and earn money.

    Cons

    Grey walls everywhere.
    Monotonous, robotic, never ending, work.
    Lack of variety.
    Jobs tend to be very isolating.
    Mysterious, subjective promotion/compensation system.
    Burnout likely.
    Nepotism.
    Weekly/daily negative feedback; annual positive feedback.
    Excessive micro-managing practices.
    Pay isn't great for education required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More respect for senior employees. Focus on quality, not quantity. Accuracy should be first in science. Listen less to marketing and more to the scientists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    My entire experience at CAS can be summed up in one word: disappointing.

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    Current Employee - Technical Information Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Information Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at CAS

    Pros

    You can get away with doing very little work, as long as you are willing to play politics and make upper management feel like they are always right you can do quite well.

    Cons

    complete lack of autonomy, technical paralysis

    The political climate at CAS encourages backstabbing and deception, there is so little authority delegated from the top that people are constantly fighting for a shred of influence in the organization.

    Feedback through the chain of command is non existent and unwanted by senior management.

    Credit for technical innovation is often misapplied as managers and "thought leaders" take credit for ideas they had nothing to do with; while at the same time policies are being created that actually prevent further innovations.

    The company is lost in its own delusions of grandeur, claiming to be the gold standard when they are quite far behind in technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop trying to control everything and listen to the people on the ground, get rid of the yes men in middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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