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Started off good, became political and chaotic

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Former Employee - Technology  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Former Employee - Technology in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Pros

- Good benefits. Better than average insurance. Base pay fairly competative. Bonus was usually above 100%. Nice office space, usually snacks in kitchen. Wellness plan
- Some professional development support. Internal training for manager. Decent onboarding process
- Tries to promote good corporate culture. Quarterly meetings, Holiday party, summer picnic, department events

Cons

- Rapidly changing priorities that border on chaos. Everything is "priority 1". A lot of things get done, but get done poorly.
- Too much system knowledge held with only a few key people, many of them contractors
- Lots of internal politics and closed door deals, this has increasingly gotten worse as the company grows
- Weak PMO. Most "ScrumMasters" have no idea what Agile is or how to guide their teams to follow it.
- Unrealistic expectations from the business about when technology solutions can be delivered

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Define consistent technology processes and hold people accountable to follow it. Do not promote people based on politics but rather skill and experience. Staff appropriately and allow projects to be completed with quality. Improve communication between the business and technology, there is a lot of ill will generated because of poor communication and rumors. Be more thoughtful about outside hires, don't just hire someone because they know someone or to meet some quota targer/deadline, really see if they are a culture fit. You have some good people working there that are becoming increasingly checked out because it costs too much mental sanity to keep caring.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    easy work

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    Current Employee - Field Service Representative I
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative I

    Pros

    great company, just do your job and life is good

    Cons

    no room for advancement, been with company for over a year and can't seam to advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    This Company Sets New Standards For Micromanaging People!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - FSR1  in  Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - FSR1 in Williamsburg, VA

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits in the form of medical , dental & vacations.
    You are reminded of them every meeting!

    Cons

    As a field rep your every move is micromanaged!
    Now they are introducing GPS tracking to watch over the field.
    Most of the field reps I know have had their hours cut by 15 to 20%!
    They cut full time reps hours & hire in part time, 3rd party & seasonal workers.
    This is not a company to build a future with - cuts are happening all over!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-institute some trust,responsibility & privacy back to the field & you might get moral
    out of the toilet!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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