Casual dress code and laid back atmosphere; extremely easy to get to commute-wise; day goes by fast because there is plenty of work to do; free coffee and tea all day long; paid lunch breaks; ability to self manage your workflow and day with minimal supervisory hounding; tolerant of personal scheduling conflicts and requesting time off.
Perhaps because of casual dress code, there is a degree of unprofessionalism exhibited by many employees; often noisy and overly social atmosphere that makes it difficult to be productive throughout the day; high turnover; minimal structured training - mainly OJT; difficult to gain professional development, as lateral transfers and job showing is not promoted.
Advice to Management
One of the best indicators/measures of a companies’ success is to gage employee satisfaction. It is important to take note of negative feedback, as a dissatisfied employee could negatively affect the morale and productivity of their peers. This is occurring more and more lately, attrition is high, people speak of leaving constantly. Employees want to be heard and desire a role in management decisions. Come out of your offices, mingle amongst the people, get to know them on a personal level and not just behind a closed door or wall. Promote feedback and once given, take steps to implement some of them. Also, utilize positive reinforcement for a job well done! A little accolades goes a long way.
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