Gaining knowledge about the financial services industry is a positive for me as well as many associates. The benefits are good for a small company. Acqusitions over the years have continued to keep me interested in the direction the company is moving and each year there seems to be a change of some sort. There is a flexible work schedule environment, provided you are on top of your responsibilities. Work/Life balance issues have always been respected and allowed to take presedence in the short term. I feel the company is always fair when issues arise with associates although this can be incnsistent in some departments.
Communication from the top down is far less than desirable. This is in part due to turn over with some senior managers. The culture of the company has deteriorated over the years and is in need of an overhaul. This I feel has been driven by the lack of maangement in our Sales group, partularily the North American group. Little to no recognition or feedback is acknowledged by the current CEO, which as a result fuels the poor culture. Career opportunites do come along as we haev acqusitions however each acqusition creates a distraction for the Sales team by focusing on that segment of the business as opposed to integrating into the existing product lines.
Advice to Management
A dramatic change in culture is needed. From senior management leadership to furniture the business needs to be injected witha new work culture in order to continue to motivate and retain talented associates.
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