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Hugh S Bell
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  1. Working with the company was usually fine.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at The Bell Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to do different work within the company.

    Cons

    Requires that you be very "Politically Correct" when interacting with co-workers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Looks like a utopia, but the reality couldn't be further away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at The Bell Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Environment encourages learning, as long as the individual has the ambition to seek it out on his/her own. Can be a very creative place to work, as the team-based system allows for all to contribute; however, many ideas never come to fruition because no one has authority and teams are not allowed to exercise it. It is very laid back and casual dress is acceptable. There seems to be very few rules, which is nice, until you are notified that you're in violation of one that you didn't know existed. Overall, the casualness just leads to ambiguity and ineffectual leadership does nothing to draw the boundaries.

    Cons

    Is not a professional place to work. More reminiscent of children playing in cliques on a playground than grown ups focused on a job to do. Leadership is incompetent and fails to recognize those in the organization who could be catalysts for change and opportunity for the business. Turnover is extremely high for those in "professional" positions, and colleagues often disappear under murky, unknown circumstances, leaving the teams to pick up the pieces of half-finished projects and numerous responsibilities. "Coaches," or Leadership, are often in the dark concerning the goings-on of teams, and most don't even know what the teams they purport to support do. In addition, the Directors of the company fail to share information, leaving the company fragmented and the right hand wondering what the left is up to. It's unfortunate because the place does attract talented, smart people, who could do amazing work if they were more focused on their jobs and less on the politics and games.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you agree to do. It is a guiding priciple of the company, yet it is only words on a plaque hung in a conference room until Leadership decides to do it. In addition, Management should realize that good decisions need to be made, not left to happen. A strong management team, capable of making good business decisions, would do wonders for the company.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Not a good place to work if you're interested in moving up or moving fast

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    Former Employee - Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Associate in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at The Bell Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Laid back culture, decent benefits, located in a great city. The pay can be good if you're moving in from a large city, but many of the associates and underpaid and angry about it. The dress code seems nice at first, but you have too many people that take advantage to the point of wearing shorts and flip flops - very unprofessional. It's a family business and the Bells are a great group of people.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for promotion. The business is managed through a team of business coaches, many of whom don't have the skills or abilities to lead. Also, because the structure is flat (you really won't have a boss), the political climate is like nothing you've seen since high school.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your marketing and advertising departments. Leadership rarely spends time in those departments and they are lead with incompetence by people afraid of what they don't know.



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