“Good work-life balance possible, but internal politics full of back-stabbing and senior management out of touch.”
Pros – Within my department, little to no pressure to work overtime. Good opportunities to transfer to other positions within the firm to make best use of one's abilities.
Cons – Viper's nest of interdepartmental politics; instead of acting as colleagues, members of other departments would lie to shift blame for missed deadlines. Profits tied to ability to make very tight, pre-set and inflexible deadlines. Unrealistic goals set by people with no knowledge of human ability to attain them. Senior management completely out of touch with realities of everyday work or unable to hold sway with decision makers. CYA all the way.
Advice to Senior Management – Address the concerns of all managers. Value quality of the work produced. Recognize the demeaning work environment set by powerful entrenched individuals.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Very cool people to work with
Cons – Management inst as organized and are arrogant. Lots of built up silo's and lack of information sharing.
Advice to Senior Management – There should be more team cohesion. More of a synergistic approach from the top down.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company