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6 people found this helpful  

Satisfying and frustrating

Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

Pros

Have had some good managers that really care about their teams and try hard to support them. The saying is true: "you are only one manager away from a great/lousy job". Fortunately the good ones out number the bad.

Cons

Complexity, ambiguity, rapid change. These are typical in large companies. But there is a lot of it here. That coupled with the constant tension between IT and the business makes success and accomplishment very difficult.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Relax the policy forcing all employees to only work in an office. Some of us are actually more productive (and happier) working from home. How can you state "mobility" is a strategy we support for customers but not for the employees? Why drive to an office everyday only to sit on conference calls and do email? This policy will result in good people leaving the company out of anger and frustration.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Designer in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Workers work as a team based, high collaborative.

    Cons

    Tremendous cost pressures as budgets cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good people to work and to work for.
    Management team have less advocating for their people.

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    Very flexible, though job changes are about who you know.

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

    Pros

    Company cares about work life balance and flexibility with family activities. Offers volunteer hours, development training and fun culture. The office locations have many amenities including cafeteria, gym, basketball hoop and volleyball courts, running trails. Very active & offers many family events throughout the year as well.

    Cons

    Not much upwards movement, there are many people that hold onto the same position for 10-20 years making promotions harder to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue offering the work-life balance opportunities including working at home options, flexible schedules and fun activities to build the team community.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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