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A whirlwind of change, powerful business growth and the struggle to keep up.

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Current Employee - IT Team Lead  in  Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - IT Team Lead in Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at Think Finance full-time for less than a year

Pros

Pay is average or above. Bonuses for my position based on company performance which is solid.
Dress code is casual. Jeans, shorts, baseball caps - pretty much whatever. Keep it respectful.
Personalities for the most part and fun and agreeable.
Seems like things are trending in the right direction; company taking steps to provide better compensation, more workspace.

Cons

So much growth we are out of space. Many doubled up in offices.
Some people manage with yelling & intimidation; makes them feel good?
With so much growth, company struggling to deal with the workforce size.
IT processes immature or non existent.
Work-life balance sucks. Haven't seen my kids all week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Screaming, yelling and belittling employees/teams is not motivational - this is not a football team. Some people come from huge, established enterprise environments and you could leverage some of that knowledge and experience to better your own company. Faster is not better. Doing everything good is no replacement for doing some things with excellence.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Management in Disorder

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    Current Employee - Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Think Finance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Better Pay than other companies

    Cons

    1. CIO's actions and words conflict.
    2. People are treated as resource because of which good people are leaving and bad are getting fired. Average people and new employees are shocked with number of exists every week and are left guessing why so many are leaving.
    3. Technically non compitant management layer / Directors are not capable to spur innovation, confidence and get respect for their team. Very few Directors whose absence will be noticed.
    4. Reactionary, run behind issues culture. Lack of ownership and accountability.
    5. Premature hiring process.
    --> New hires getting fired in less than a month. Why would someone hire such people at the first place.
    --> Management level employees are hired without consensus. How will they get support from team?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Think Big / Innovate means higher risk appatite. People are one of the big differentiator between ordinary and extraordinary companies. Nourishing environment needs to created to spur innovation. People should feel confidant that they wont be fired for a mistake otherwise risk appetite will be very low and that means no innovation.
    2. Recognize people. When was the last time some one who is good was promoted? People should feel that if they perfom good they can get promoted and they do not have find another job to move up.
    3. Proactive planning. Plan for future growth proactively in terms of infrastructure, org structure, people, processes and benefits.
    4. Better utilize available resources / People. Promte, train, challenge them. Expect best and those who deliver it, offer them best.
    5. change the "lets have meeting" culture. There are far too many meetings and war rooms. They are more considered a place to get free lunch ticket than fix the critical issue.
    6. Take some actions to prevent good people from leaving. Whatever is the reason, when many people leaves, several join them without a good reason.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    A Nauseating Roller coaster

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Think Finance

    Pros

    Compensation packages are definitely in line if not slightly above market. Bonuses might as well be guaranteed. Company strategy is clearly communicated from the CEO down to the employees. Cutting edge technology and new innovative ideas are heavily encouraged (although not generally funded). Company invests in employee fitness and encourages healthy competition.

    Cons

    Ridiculous turnover in IT leadership makes life impossible. Constant shifting priorities makes project completion difficult. Constant shifting strategy makes building road maps impractical. Stress levels so high, loud arguments break out regularly in public places over small things. Every few months a new CIO starts and replaces leadership with his or her own lackeys.
    The rigid traditional "people are only resources" culture the current CIO propagates, directly conflicts with the "people first, be creative" culture the CEO preaches. CEO's tactical methodology conflicts with the CIO's strategic methodology. Last, don't waste employees time and energy planning a project, just to scrap it to save cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive leadership really needs to get in sync, both in strategy, and the culture they are trying to spread. Tactical methodology is great for small and medium business, but being too tactical makes management of an IT organization impossible and leads to inferior non-scalable systems, and heavy turnover. CIO REALLY needs to work on his people skills. If someone says hello in the halls, say hello back!!! It may be a small thing, but keeps moral high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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