JAS Worldwide

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Senior Management badly out of touch with the market and lacking in a clear strategy

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at JAS Worldwide

Pros

If you are proactive and achieve results you will be left much to your own devices.

Cons

Lack of support and resources

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Benchmark against other companies in your industry, and then take a critical look at yourself, followed by some real strategy for change!

Doesn't Recommend

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    A How-To for the wrong way to run a company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at JAS Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are very few Pros working at JAS. The health benefits are still decent, especially in this time of rapidly deteriorating coverage and stratospheric prices.
    There is massive opportunity to try new things and expand your role, but do not expect compensation or recognition for excellence, unless it makes an executive look good. Even then, your role as an innovator is co-opted by the execs. The only positive part is that in such a Wild West environment, you can learn skills that will be valuable in your next job...which you are probably searching for already.
    The other positive is the low-level people and the rare manager who are competent, quality people, stuck in the job because of personal circumstances or economic reasons. These people are the only real reason to go to work, as their support of each other is what keeps you going in your role. It is inspiring to see what can be done by good, intelligent, ethical workers, in the face of great adversity. In a better environment, these people would be unstoppable.

    Cons

    Cons?
    -Cronyism: Have an elitist attitude, the right image, the right friends and the world is your oyster, regardless of your education, ability, competence or ethics.
    -Strict adherence to policies: Only if you are NOT part of the in-crowd. If you are a current golden boy, the rules don't apply to you.
    -The Ivory Tower: In a company so small, it is shocking how disconnected the C levels are from the employees. They surround themselves with personal comforts and the trappings of luxury, while the employees toil away in cubes, in a tomb-like environment, as making noise or being noticed is more likely to bring wrath than recognition. From parking privileges to personal bathrooms, the Execs make it known that they are better than everyone in their employee. All that when staff are under-paid and the only way to get a raise is to threaten to leave. If you DO manage to get a raise via this method, you have marked yourself for elimination at the first, barely legal, opportunity; no matter how useful and productive you are.

    The most toxic environment I have ever had the displeasure of working in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in a mirror. If JAS was a publicly held company, would stockholders actually put up with your behavior and decisions? Prospective employees are baited in with promises of "going public", but such a thing would be personally damaging to the livelihoods of the C-levels. No one is going to get themselves voted out of a job that they could not possibly have in a real company.
    Listen to the competent people in the organzation and not the sycophants and "yes-men". Hire and promote people that are better then yourselves, instead of being afraid to hire someone who might make you look bad and take your job. Quite possibly that could be the pressure you need to improve yourself and in the process make JAS a better place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Horrible Place to spend 8hours of your life every day.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at JAS Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, Convenient Location, On site company chef.

    Cons

    Management is truly lacking in direction, The culture here is very Siloed and the IT department is extremely disorganized and incompetent. Managers are unprofessional and there is so much nepotism going on. Everyone is so tense, they smoke every five minutes, its horrible. I got the experience i needed and moved on to a much better company where my work is valued and everyone works towards a common goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Training your managers to be better and more effective at their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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