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Greatly mismanaged - no foresight

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Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Rolling Meadows, IL
Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Rolling Meadows, IL

I worked at Innovation Group full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Coworkers were young, fun, and easy to get along with. Company sponsored outings were fun and appreciated.

Cons

Company greatly mismanaged from the get-go. No vision of where they should be or how to get there. Everything was "patchwork" and just recovering from disasters instead of trying to figure out how to avoid them. Manager had next-to-no claims knowledge and I had to tell him not to do things because they were illegal and we could get sued. Suggestions to management not implemented because they wouldn't tell upper management they suggestions came from their worker in fear that I would get promoted in their stead.
VERY low pay and no bonus/raise. When the company started to lose money instead of owning up to it and figuring out why they "asked" all of the workers to take a 10% pay cut (or to leave with no severance) and work more hours for free. Once they started getting back on track managers got raises but lower level workers never got their pay level raised back to even their starting salaries.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a clear business plan before you enter the market (with contingencies).
Hire middle management that has REAL experience and at a minimum knows how to do the jobs of the people they are supervising.
Hire workers with at least some experience. If hiring with no experience you need to have a real/structured training program.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Not a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at Innovation Group

    Pros

    Was not micro-managed. Was allowed to run my unit.

    Cons

    No pay raises.....ever. They did take 10% away across the whole staff.
    Company will have you train your replacement and then "lay you off."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop making the same mistakes over and over again.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Immature Company

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    Former Contractor - Whatever in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Whatever in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Innovation Group as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    freindly coworkers, some will help out not all

    Cons

    Immature management micro managing chickens running like with their head cutoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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