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Office Culture IS Extremely Militant Run by all Prior US Marines

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Current Contractor - IT Consultant in Greensboro, NC
Current Contractor - IT Consultant in Greensboro, NC

I have been working at Volvo Group as a contractor (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

pros: if you absolutely have to gain some experience in the IT field or just need a paycheck, Volvo User Request Services is a job. Regardless of degree or IT certifications, most of your job will be inventorying outdated computers, stacking them on pallets for disposal and running the daily mail around. i.e. "everyone starts at the bottom"

Cons

You are intentionally set up for failure from the beginning. Your mistakes will be used as opportunities to exercise authority and instill dominance upon you. The real managers never come in. You will be at the mercy of their unqualified lapdog snitches on a daily basis. The office culture is simple male brute pack mentality. If you're a young good-looking girl, you will probably have opportunity. However, if you've been there less than 3 years, you don't really matter. Their carefully practiced songs and dance will make you question yourself. To succeed? Figure out how to do their job better and more efficiently and then let them take the credit for it. Cower in their presence and take responsibility for their failures. Volvo User Request Services motto: "do everything for me while I watch Youtube and gossip all day. Don't complain about it either because I have relations with the boss. His wife doesn't know about so I'm looking for any dirt I can find on you in case you find out. If you do find out or I just don't like you, you WILL be fired. I'm four for four, so far

Advice to Management

come to work and do your own job instead of installing office rats to take pictures and digitally monitor the moves of unknowing employees. This isn't the Marine Corps; employees aren't new recruits. After twenty years, I guess old habits die hard. If you're going to demand that employees never make mistakes maybe YOU should come to the office every once in awhile. You aren't "working" from home and you aren't faithful to your wife either.

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  1. Volvo Marcomms

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Volvo Group

    Pros

    Fast moving organisation despite the huge scale on which it operates

    Cons

    A certain type of more rigid corporate culture than can be hard to endure for creative thinkers


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    Former Employee - Part Retails Operation Manager in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Part Retails Operation Manager in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I worked at Volvo Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Life Balance
    Respect to each others
    Taking your idea into account
    Warm and fair environment
    Chance to prove your competence

    Cons

    When restructuring, the unprofessional long working employee has been put in position, which leading the firm. It could lead to failures of managing the business

    Advice to Management

    for some management, you should change mindset of pushing things to get done without supports (occasionally) Overall, I give 8 out of 10


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