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Pros – Friendly co-workers. Competitive pay. Challenging goals and firm directions. There are room to grow in career path. Lot of interactions between departments.
Cons – Senior management trying too hard to make everyone happy which a lot doesn't seem to appreciate.
Advice to Senior Management – Stick to your objectives.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
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Pros – You get day off on your birthday if it falls on 2/29. Other than that - Almost none
Cons – Never learn and grow with company.
Never an opportunities to reach higher position.
Owner is not supportive and never listen to employee.
Advice to Senior Management – None. Sunset business will destruct itself
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
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Pros – - Could be a place to start off your career. So if you are a new college grad, this place will be perfect for you. Expect to learn lots by wearing many hats in this small company.
- Non-management/non-senior coworkers are awesome. Because of the BS that will be thrown your way from the top down, you will build comradery with your peers. These will be some of the sweetest and most loyal people you will ever meet. Unfortunately, it will only be a matter of time before they leave for greener pastures.
Cons – - Company does not value employees: Employees are more or less viewed as mindless robots that can be disposed whenever convenient. Loyalty is only a one-way street. Expect any more than this and you will be disappointed, every single time, guaranteed.
- Company lacks/has no direction: The company's strategy can change as often as day to day, usually due to a sudden revelation by management. You will be instructed to support this new revelation, and if it fails, will be blamed for its failure. If successful, don't expect any credit, that'll remain at the top.
- Company compensation/benefits are dismal: Expect to be paid much less than market value for your position. The justification for this is explained through a bonus program, but these are just empty promises. When the time comes, the company will say there are no raises/bonuses for [insert time period] for [xyz] reason. Don't expect much more than the salary you are hired at. Also, as a 1st year employee, you do not receive any vacation days. Accrual for that starts the 2nd year. No 401k program is offered either. You will receive 2 sick days but it is frowned upon to take it, even if you are deathly ill.
- Company does not trust employees: Expect to be either micro-managed or monitored closely. When you come, when you go, they will know. It's like the Truman Show, but in real life. There will be no privacy so don't expect it.
Advice to Senior Management – Change the culture there, a complete overhaul, 180 degrees. The work environment is hostile, and the employees feel like they are of no value, just disposable commodities.
Any great company will tell you their greatest assets are the employees, and their actions support this belief through their company policies and programs. Start off simple by offerring competitive wages, basic industry provided vacation time (10 days accrued started year 1), 401k program (match $x up to x%), etc. These will help get "good" people in. After which, remember to reward the ones that work so hard, the ones that remain loyal to the company. Do things like re-evaluating their salaries on an annual basis; make sure it's still competitive versus the market.
Here's a universal truth: a happy employee would be more productive than an unhappy one. Productivity should never be generated out of fear, doubt, and uncertainty. This is not the way to go.
Lastly: Stop wasting your time and writing fake Glassdoor reviews like the overly positive one listed below. You have to ask yourself WHY you have to do this in the 1st place. For the time you spent writing a fake positive review to offset all the negative ones, why don't you just spend that time to create (and enact) policies that make employees happy. Perhaps then they'll write positive reviews on their own. Crazy concept, right?
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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Pros – Company is growing and constantly reinvents itself
Back end system is home grown
Cons – There is a serious need for an overall strategic vision
Back end system is home grown
Advice to Senior Management – Avoid making decisions based on theory without consulting with the actual people who will be implementing what you are asking for because in the end of the day you just end of frustrating everyone
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
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