ACT Employee Reviews about "upper management"
Updated Jan 19, 2021
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Women In Consulting
Husband of 5 years wanted to take a female friend to dinner. I don’t know her. She is local and they met at yoga. It’s great he told me but I expressed concern about dinner and suggested coffee or lunch as appropriate so as not to send wrong signals. She’s newly single and getting divorced. His response was to storm off snd ignore me for two days. He canceled dinner and changed to lunch. He says i act like it’s 1950. Am I just out of touch? I do trust him. Not so sure about her.
The Work-Life Bowl
Married F here. I'm turning 32 soon. Feel like my biological clock is ticking if I want to have a kid of my own. At the same time, I’m not a big fan of kids... Also don’t like the responsibilities of being a mom. My husband doesn’t think I’d be a responsible parent unless I start changing the way I act drastically. People who have kids... can you give me some advice? Did you ‘get your life together’ before having a kid?
I truly do not understand how you all enjoy full time WFH environment. We spent 4-5 years at college studied for exams, became sought after professionals just to spend 8-10 hours in your room every day like a prisoner. Does commuting suck for some ? Sure. But to think that I for the next 40 years I am going to be home all day every day without interaction happy hours office jokes office culture. It’s crazy. Part of being a white collar professional is the act of putting on the white collar.
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "Good benefits and insurance." (in 87 reviews)
- "workers throughout company for the most part are great people to work with or for." (in 53 reviews)
- "Beautiful campus and buildings." (in 35 reviews)
- "Flexible hours and work from home opprotunities." (in 14 reviews)
- "Good work/life balance" (in 13 reviews)
- "Uncertain job security with recent layoffs." (in 25 reviews)
- "Overtime, bad management, and systems not working" (in 22 reviews)
- "Poor leadership." (in 19 reviews)
- "Extremely stressful extremely low pay considering the difficulty of the job." (in 18 reviews)
- "low and in balanced salary," (in 16 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
HmmSep 11, 2016 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It was a great place to work when the company was mission-driven. The campus is beautiful and the people are talented, very bright and care about what they do. The mission was everywhere and people could even tell you what it was.
The company is now profit driven more than mission driven. Upper management and board member compensation is way out of whack compared to what others make throughout the company. Continual cycle of layoffs make it impossible to feel any certainty about one's career.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Good Place for worker beesAug 22, 2014 - Software Engineer in Iowa City, IARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good balance of work and life. Only 7.5 hours a day & 37.5 a week. 95% of the time, those are the hours you work. On occasion you have to get that project done. But in those rare cases, you might work 50 hours. Benefits match or exceed anybody in the area.
Upper management wants to hear your ideas or how to make it better but rarely are the ideas used. It really takes a lot to grease the wheels with upper management and even then, upper management is very top heavy and very bureaucratic.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great ideas for growth and expansion but poor middle management and chaotic execution.Jul 7, 2017 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good benefits package, internal training courses offered, ability to move to other areas of the company. Upper management is pretty good and is working to overcome the .org static and sluggishness. You will pretty much get promoted to middle management if you can last for a few years and still have a pulse.
Middle management is a wretched miasma of the Peter Principle. Most managers are defensive and protective of their power so they communicate selectively, openly display favoritism and cronyism and steal credit from one another with abandon. They seem to have a pretty high rate of turn-over in many areas so keep your head down, your mouth shut and keep your resume polished up.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
No stabilityOct 13, 2020 - Test Development in Iowa City, IARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The co-workers on my team were great. We all worked hard and had mutual respect for one another and the company.
Upper management has no clue. They bring in new 'shiny' people who feel the need to reorganize and lay-off the high performers who really care about the company and it's product. They 'shiny' people never last either, they have no company loyalty, and jump to the next 'project' for them, meanwhile, the company walked so much talent out the door. Most that have survived work in daily fear of the next lay-off.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
A good place to workAug 26, 2013 - Test Development Associate in Iowa City, IARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Humane, fairly enlightened work environment. The CEO and upper management are agents of change. The old guard is moving out and a much different profile exists now. Acts competitive although it is a nonprofit. Beautiful campus. Much improved internal communication. Departments may vary, but I found my input valued no matter what position I held. Onsite cafeteria a plus. Easy access from I-80 a plus for commuters.
Pay could be better; benefits are average to above average.Continue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Fairly decent jobFeb 19, 2022 - Customer Care Representative (CCR) in Iowa City, IARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
PTO was great, good amount of holidays, environment was decent
Poor upper management at the time
- Former Employee★★★★★
Great CompanyDec 13, 2016 - in Iowa City, IARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great benefits and pay and awesome people. Lots of perks including workout facility and on site cafeteria. Beautiful campus and buildings.
Haven't caught on yet to the benefits of remote work and often expect upper level management to work long hours.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Good CompanyJan 19, 2021 - Software Developer IIRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Paid time off Good Benefits working culture
The upper management is not so good
- Current Employee★★★★★
its my first job and hate itFeb 27, 2015 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Nice team, also paychecks and i learned new skills
Hated upper management because they dont treat there employees right.also we get paid to little for all the work they make us do plus they pressure you to sell and to have perfect customer sevice and if you do both then they tell u that u need to work on your hadle time. Like you can never make these people happy, work environment aswell .anyways its a job not careerContinue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
The Company Ain't What It Used to BeSep 17, 2016 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good benefits. Great time off. Good perks. Believed in mission and work.
Fiefdoms power grabs and upper management arrogant. They know everything and don't listen, even as they say they listen.Continue reading