Pros – good vacation time and sick time. okay wages, nothing spectacular. management is good and mostly understanding. training program is good.
Cons – i don't really have anything negative to say about this company except that there is very little room for advancement here.
Advice to Senior Management – no advice for management here, they do a good job communicating with employees and listening to employees on most matters.
Pros – Friendly Staff in warehouse and business area.
Cons – PM in IT has defined the Business Analyst role, but is clueless to the various artifacts used for the role to successfully elicit, analyze, and document business and technical requirements.
IT manager insults quality BA's with many years experience under high profiled and established organizations because he hasn't a clue what analysts roles and responsibilities are and only listens to the PM who has no real BA training or real company experience
All BA's that end up at the company end up being let go for not meeting expectations that are established by untrained, unskilled, and misguided staff who can only establish employment with this employer as other companies would deem them useless
None of the production systems are used by the business and the business despise IT because all systems are not business friendly, and don't meet business requirements as the developer lacks structure and self control of following requirements that unfortunately are incorrectly written and incomplete due to BA's being forced to write improper requirements and use antiquated document templates created by the PM
Worst company I have ever worked for, and I wish I could have know the future because I would have said no to the offer without hesitation.
Advice to Senior Management – Get a clue. All hired Business Analysts can't be wrong. Figure out the real problem and learn to allow analysts with years of real company experience to do what they have been trained to do and write requirements as trained. Don't insult staff because you fail to obtain consultation from Business Analyst trainers who are able to inform you of what Analysts do and don't do and the necessary artifacts used and when they are to be used based on the types of projects and expected deliverables.
Jeff Fox doesn't realize how wasteful the IT department is creating useless systems.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Great health insurance, 401K, and vacation time. Great brands to sell.
Cons – During the interview process they make you feel like they would be lucky to have you as an employee. Once you're hired, they make you feel like YOU'RE lucky to work for them. They treat most employees like children, everyone is so afraid of getting in trouble, no one wants to make a decision so it ends up going to the Vice President when it shouldn't.
Advice to Senior Management – Get a better customer service department. Value your employees and customers more. Hire a National Sales manager with some actual experience.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend