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Former Employee - Foreclosure Specialist in Troy, MI
Former Employee - Foreclosure Specialist in Troy, MI

I worked at Orlans Associates PC full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Company cares about employees. They provide lunch or breakfast frequently.

Cons

I felt i was underpaid and so did others.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful

    A DISORGANIZED and CHAOTIC MESS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI

    I worked at Orlans Associates PC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Regardless of the fact that the entire management team is a JOKE with their lack of knowledge, micro-managing tactics and everyday BS, there are some really great co-workers who take their jobs seriously, show they care about their respective job and what it means to the company's success. I've made some life long friends while working at this company and was lucky enough to actually move around and learn several different jobs during my time at the company. The flexibility with hours, paid time off and health insurance were decent however the flexibility in hours was based on your manager or supervisors discretion and was never a consistent 'work' standard. These are about the only good qualities this company has left. It's a great as a starter job; not career that will ever allow you to retire until your dead.

    Cons

    Where to begin because the list can go on forever. A few key points:

    For starters almost the entire executive management team (aka EMTs) hired or promoted do not have a single clue about the industry or what the jobs within each department actually entail which makes it extremely difficult for them to manage effectively. Sure you don't have to have knowledge of every job position within the company to be a great manager or supervisor but let's be real......how can you effectively lead a team or the company into success if you have absolutely NO knowledge of the business to appropriately train your team members on their job duties you are responsible for overseeing as well as have absolutely no idea what processes directly affect your area and vise-versa?!?

    Employees who had absolutely no prior experience were brought into the company and promoted to management positions within 6 months; either because they were favored by one of the EMTs or they had a friend within the management team who hired and promoted them with absolutely no merit whatsoever. Employees with several years of experience were never told about opportunities until a position had already been filled. That was until the HR Department was forced to post ALL positions available. Regardless of whether they are posted they still went through the motions of interviewing all applicants but it never stopped them from pre-filling the position before all interviews were conducted. Nobody cared about what job comes before or after them as long as their got their jobs done. Some specifically instructed their team members not to review the documents they prepared because the info should be correct in the system (as if no human errors can be made). This made employees clueless as to how their jobs impacted another area or whether they even completed it correctly. Within the span of a year the entire management team was promoted by friends and nobody else had a chance at moving up the ladder unless you were part of the 'group'.

    Moving on...

    Every employee is severely under paid. During the hiring process, they actually ask you what the lowest amount of pay you will take and give you that or something lower while trying to sway you by telling you bonuses are given throughout the year to make up for it (what a joke). When your salary exceeds a certain level they either 're-categorize' the position as salary so they no longer have to pay you overtime pay or tell you that you that you are capped & won't receive pay increases, What a way to win over the employees who are already ticked off because they are severely underpaid for their expertise and knowledge.

    Errors? Instead of using the errors for training purposes receive a list at the end of the month of all the errors you've made, the majority of which could be prevented had they actually given some extra training and feedback. They actually thrive off errors you make (regardless of whether it was because of the crap training I know you received) so it can be used to justify why you won't get a raise in your review and a 'goal' for the upcoming year. The entire review process is a joke and mean nothing. No matter how hard you work, how many jobs you have cross-trained and learn or how much extra time you dedicate to the company, you still won't get a raise (unless you are favored by the management team, of course) and nobody really cares about your performance for that year.

    The constant re-organization is unheard of. Clearly re-organizing your management team every 2 months causes confusion and a lack of confidence in entire company. Constant changing of responsibilities amongst the EMT team is because they lack the experience and knowledge required to lead the company to success. You are clearing running it into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you haven't noticed (which I'm sure you have and just don't care because of your constant 'everyone is replaceable' attitudes) all your key employees have left or are in the process of trying your leave the company because of the chaos. Your micro-managing ways, obvious favoritism and lack of experience or knowledge to run a company is less than to be desired.

    If you want feedback from everyone who has left the company on what you can do to make it a better place to work LISTEN!!!!!!!!!!! LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES WHO STILL REMAIN AND READ THE EXIT INTERVIEWS OF THOSE WHO LEFT AND MAKE CHANGES before you lose those worth keeping otherwise stop wasting their time having them fill out your exit-interview form and let them make a quick and painless exit!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 5 people found this helpful

    Unnerving and Degrading

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    Current Employee - Worker Drone in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Worker Drone in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Orlans Associates PC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    friends/co-workers; bagel day 1x a month. There is SOME entertainment value in watching the disgusting practices of corporate bigotry come back to bite them in "you know what"

    Cons

    Everything else: barely able to live paycheck to paycheck (many of us have to carpool at the end of a pay period because there isn't enough money for gas), yet, they expect an extensive amount of relatively important work be completed daily; MOST in upper managment positions have no business being in the position because they 1) don't understand the job their employees do, and 2) cannot communicate or get a long with others in a mature, adult-like manner. Based on the managers now, it appears they're only credentials are their willingness to throw someone else under the bus and their overbearing, micromanaging, "I'll report anyone who doesn't follow the ridiculous rules" mentality. We received (in error) an email communication between the managers that discussed new "rules" that they wanted to roll out- they should give you an idea of the type of atmosphere.

    1) Limit and monitor bathroom breaks of your staff
    2) Staff must be in cubicle at all times unless punched out
    3) Monitor excessive trips to the kitchen
    4) There is no socializing with other employees unless punched out
      *(people have actually been fired for this one)*
    5) If an employee is going to be away from their cubicle, they must report to their supervisor where they're going- even bathroom breaks.

    They treat their employees like children yet they expect the production and quality work of a professional who actually gets paid a respectable salary. You CANNOT trust anyone in upper management. HR is bffs with said upper management so any complaints will be treated as entertainment over lunch (this I know from experience).

    I am not just a disgruntled employee- what you're reading here and what has been described in other's accounts of this place is 100% correct - I promise. This place will crash and burn because of the way it conducts business and treats the employees making them all their money and it appears to be headed that way now. (Thus my reasoning for taking time out of my day to give my two cents) Save yourself the time and stress - even if you think you have experience, it doesn't matter to them. We have people with higher degrees of education being told the degree doesn't matter. You're better off getting a job at McDonalds for the near the same amount until you've found something better.

    Do not work for Orlans Associates. Unless of course your bored and find the sheer entertainment value in it all like me :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's no changing them, nor is there enough advice in the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
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