The people, benefits, and opportunities are three of the best reasons to be at Midland. Many of the individuals have been with the company for 10 plus years, and in the industry even longer. This provides great opportunities for the transfer of knowledge to the less experienced employees. Midland also offers classes on sight from insurance to microsoft office courses to help increase the capabilities of its staff. Its extremely helpful to have the classes are offered on sight and during work hours. Midland also provides tuition reimbursement, helping to promote the employees to continue their education. The environment is also fairly casual.
Some upper management is unrealistic in their expectations. The work loads that come through most of the departments are continuing to increase while resources have been frozen to head count of the company. There's a lack of understanding that when the amount of products being written continuously increase, resources should increase also. With the increased work load, you are expected to continue to put out perfect work. The pay is also one of the worst things about working at Midland. This company should be looked at as a good starting company to your career. They are very good at providing opportunities to increase your knowledge and experience in the business, except they provide the money to back up your experience.
Advice to Management
I would suggest that when you find employees that show great potential to advance within the company to make sure they're happy and well paid. These are the future leaders of the company and you don't want to lose them because you wanted to save a few thousand dollars.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Midland Company (Amelia, OH) in May 2010.
I was contacted by a recruiter who found my profile online. To be fair, the recruiter was very professional and prompt. He arranged me with a phone interview with somebody who works there. The interview was the worst interview experience I ever had, and that is counting a lot of interviews over my career.
The interviewer introduced just by his name and nothing about what his position is or what he is working on. He did not seem to have looked at my resume properly even once. His first question was, tell me about the project you are working on?. I mentioned clearly in my resume that I am currently completing my full time Masters degree and not working. I had 6 years of prior relevant experience, and I gave some overview of that. He did not seem to give a damn about that. He asked about MVC frameworks and I said I worked on Struts, which is actually also something the job description for the position asked for. He did not seem to care about that and started asking questions about Spring, which was not in the job requirements and also something I have never worked on. Overall, he seemed pretty arrogant, with an attitude that what he knows is the greatest thing in the world. Too bad, people like that exist in companies, and I pity his peers.
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