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ISCE program = FEAR Campaign

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

Pros

When I started with the company in 2007 it was fantastic. We had the usual payroll constraints and would always wish we had an extra person or two to help out but overall we were happy, and morale was high. We would work hard and our upper level managers appreciated us. As managers we were empowered to make business decisions based on how we perceived they would positively impact our business. Over time, that model changed and there was a correlation between how well the employees were treated and the decline of our overall sales.

Cons

The upper level management has grown increasingly incompetent and increasingly dishonest. They value their egos over the long term viability of the company. The ISCE program is a fear campaign more concerned with disciplining associates than satisfying the customer. Morale is terrible within the company and productivity is on the decline.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of your employees and they will take care of your customers. Harass your managers and cut the salaries of your assistant managers and you breed a compliance culture dead set on doing the absolute minimum required to do their jobs.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Major Account Manager  in  Signal Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Major Account Manager in Signal Hill, CA

    Pros

    Provides everything you need to do your job, product training, etc.

    Cons

    Very cliquey, tough to break into management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up some of the management clicques.

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    disappointing

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Boca Raton, FL

    Pros

    Friendly, generally good-hearted people. Nice corporate campus with amenities such as fitness center and dry cleaning

    Cons

    No real sense of how the company will succeed. Chronic re-orgs, outsourcing and lay-offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Craft a vision and share it with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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