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Past Long-term Employee

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Current Employee - Multiple Jobs Over the Years in Southfield, MI
Current Employee - Multiple Jobs Over the Years in Southfield, MI

I have been working at R. L. Polk full-time (more than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Dedicated co-workers, fun environment, privately owned, great benefits

Cons

Good-old boy network, management is more focused on creating benefits for themself and close friends, instead of providing leadership for the company. Business continues to decline, competition is winning the game

Advice to Management

When you bring in consultants to evaluate the current state of the business, dig deeper into the organization to learn the reality....

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  1. Good company... but losing way withcompetition

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    Former Employee - Business and Quality Analyst in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Business and Quality Analyst in Southfield, MI

    I worked at R. L. Polk full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked in IS&S. Nice benefits. Great Technical Managers. Smart developers. Enjoyed the projects and new tools used to document and develop apps.

    Cons

    Competition is running up Polk's backside. Attention to details and usability in applications will make or break them.

    Advice to Management

    You can have the best code and technology in the world. However, users evaluate on what they see and experience. Look and feel and usability are critical or competition will eat your lunch.

  2. Good company with good perks but limited career growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at R. L. Polk full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company works hard to provide a competitive work environment, in house gym, telecommuting opportunities, good benefits, and most positions have a good work/live balance.

    Cons

    Senior leadership lacks vision and doesn't communicate well. Staff reductions has severly limited career growth opportunities at Polk.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define the corporate vision, communicate it to the organization and include the employees in the plans for growth.

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