I worked at 21CT full-time (Less than a year)
Kitchen is stocked with soft drink and snacks.
Very disfunctional teams, management turns a blind eye, executives in constant disagreement. More than one Engineer in the past 6 months became so frustrated they just packed up and quit one day, without notice and without another job.
I worked at 21CT full-time (More than a year)
Interesting projects and what used to be a wide variety of research topics
Some intellectual freedom to pursue bleeding-edge research and spin-off topics
Favoritism, nepotism, ageism, elitism
Time is managed by billable hours; almost impossible to take vacation or sick days
Desire to focus on IT-like products to homogenize workforce and minimize salaries
Company is top-heavy: too many director chiefs, few tribal councillors and too few Indians
Advice to Management
Eliminate excess, prima donna directors
Advertise your company culture as it truly is: don't hire highly-talented employees and expect them to be happy as cogs or round pegs in round holes.
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