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Pathway to success is headed for a cloud of confusion

IT Lead (Former Employee) Boise, ID

ProsMostly good people with good intentions but every one thought there position and project was the most important task at hand.I started as an Albertsons employee, IT department of 80. Merged with American stores, IT department of 600. Merged with SVU and total of 1500 related IT employees all retained.

ConsMost IT employees were very teritorial about there positions. Butting heads was all that was acomplished until mid level management stepped in. But they had to have upper levell mangements approval. It turned in to a beurocratic nightmare to accomplish anything.
Every quarter 100 to 200 jobs eliminated or sent to India. I saw IT go from a lean machine that could react to market changes to a bloated organization where no one could make decisions unless it was to buy software that never worked. First to market for new IT solutions meant buying something and spending years to modify and learn the pachage.
100 pages of paper work needed to make a simple change plus going through 5 approval phases that could each take weeks. Indian IT people were very good and worked for about a fourth of the price. But did not understand the business and needed very complex and detailed designs in order to produce a work order.

Advice to Senior ManagementCut the fat and management levels. Make processes simpler and not more complex. Bloated processes are a result of the CYA attitude every one has when all of there jobs are at stake. Figure out how to be a nimble machine. Do one IT System and any company that does not like it can find other support. Trying to be all things to all people never works.

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    Managing-up matters more than hard work

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at SUPERVALU


    Pros: - 401K Benefits - Free Tea/Coffee - Onsite Gym - Continuous, unpredictable change… Cons: - It's all about how you manage-up - Blame game all over - too many levels &… Advice to Senior Management: Employees should be part of the strategy for the company… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Very Transforming

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at SUPERVALU


    Pros: The benefits are decent. The people are great. Cons: Lack of direction Lack of focus Lack of decision making Low comparative compensation Advice to Senior Management: Get informed, decide, Act. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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