I worked at Fitts Roberts and Company full-time
First of all, the senior management team and the shareholders are GREAT. I honestly loved learning working for them. The firm has a great medical plan and in some cases they pick up the entire premium (depending on family size). All the shareholders have an open door policy and in many cases you work one on one with them. The firm is very family friendly environment which makes the work life balance unique (excluding spring busy season).
The younger up and coming managers lack professionalism and people management skills. Some of them are completely closed off, unapproachable, and will not hesitate to make you look bad or throw you under the bus, if it makes them look good. The amount of gossip and bad mouthing is very concerning and in many instances the young managers are at the helm of it all. If you do not fit it in, they will make it a point to exclude you from everything. The firm does lack structure and direction, but they are working on filling that hole. Lastly, training is a problem, but again, the firm is aware of it and working hard to correct it.
Advice to Management
Take a hard look at the younger managers and make the necessary changes. New employee turnover would not be so high if certain individuals weren't so vindictive. It is important to focus more time and efforts on the mentor and training programs. In many cases the trainers and mentors do not want to be trainers and mentors so the trainee suffers. Lastly, change up the recruiting team. You cannot expect to hire personable, highly desired candidates if your team is made up of individuals that lack personality. The firm as a whole is good but if you want to make it great you cannot be afraid of removing individuals that bring down morale.
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