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Senior Project Manager

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX

Pros

Great hard working coworkers. Overall good company benefits and a comfortable work environment. Able to work remotely if necessary.

Cons

Mananagement is top heavy. High expectations with no apparent rewards. No hope of salary increases above 1-2% (if any) no matter how much or hard you or your teams work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show your gratitude to your employees where it counts.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible, horrible place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some co-workers are great. That is honestly, the only pro.

    Cons

    1. Benefits are awful (medical, 401(k) match, compensation, work-life balance; just to name a few)
    2. Communication. The company keeps sending out surveys, the feedback from those, again and again, tell upper management that there is a large communication problem between upper management and the employees in the company. Their reactive response? Now everyone in the company needs to have frequent meetings to "communicate". So, we all sit on hour-long calls weekly to have management talk at us about nothing. Stupid and wastes everyone's time.
    3. Un-equal distribution of work load. Some poeple are seriously bored 38 hours out of every week and others don't have enough time to finish daily projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Linda Zecher - fire everyone at the President and Vice-President level and start fresh.
    Take a look at all departments (especially those in GSC) and see which ones are redundant or don't contribute to the company over all. Stop setting up committees so that directors and managers can justify their existence. Some people just need to move on to different careers. Ask more specific questions on the employee surveys if you don't know which managers and directors need to be encouraged to find new careers. The employees know!! We have to work with these people daily! Do something to make employees feel empowered and enabled - we are not and have not been either of those for years!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Bad money mgt - company in major debt

    Cons

    Management unclear of goalsand direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one thing and do it well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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