Friedkin Companies

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Great Benefits, but career advancement and technology not in management's radar...

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

I worked at Friedkin Companies

Pros

Friedkin offers outstanding Benefits package, a beautiful facility, and great associate programs. You also find a lot of tenured employees. Senior Management receives great incentives.

Cons

A lot of the tenured employees are complacent in their roles and are not adaptive to change; making new ideas and new technology extremely difficult to promote. Career advancement is limited unless; you search on your own and transfer out to other companies within Friedkin. It’s not in management's radar to promote or create career ladders within their departments. Job responsibilities increase and sometimes double, without reward or recognition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There's a lot of top to bottom feedback, consider feedback from bottom to top; you'll be surprised to see how hard your bottom line works, while your top management cruises and gains all the benefits and recognition. Reward your tenured employees, and when they decide to leave take care of them, and thank them for their dedication and loyalty.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Friedkin Companies

    Pros

    The company really values its employees, and places a high value on ensuring that there is a strong balance between their work and family life. The facilities are amazing, the cafe has great food, there is onsite Starbucks, a fully stocked gym, and a beautiful "backyard" with stocked pond for fishing and walking, as well as basketball courts.

    Cons

    The company is growing at a rapid clip, perhaps a little too rapid for a handful of associates, who long for the "good old days" and struggle with the company's need to turn a profit and ensure those of us who like working here can continue into the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what you are doing. Don't change a thing!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Do As I Say, Not As I Do

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Friedkin Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - compensation is fairly competitive
    - 36.5 hour work week (when you can get away with it)
    - perks (vehicle program)

    Cons

    - Culture is extremely distrustful and many co-workers play politics, so you cannot be honest in your communication with others, lest you risk losing your job.
    - Senior leadership are by and large not truly qualified for the leadership aspect of their jobs/roles and have a top-down mentality. Any challenges to their ideas/ways of thinking are met with swift fallout instead of open discussion.
    - While open communication, honesty and integrity are preached from the top, the truth is that the organization is rife with backroom politics and lawyers run the show. Many conversations that are clearly inappropriate ie: how to let go an individual, are held face to face but carefully left out of email/voicemail messages to ensure there's nothing discoverable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview the folks at the bottom instead of listening to the upper level folks who clearly have no interest in telling the truth. Dan Friedkin (the owner) needs to actually be involved in his company and take a close look at what his leaders are telling him.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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