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"Nepotic and ineffective leadership destroying the hard work passionate people imbue 24/7"

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Current Employee - Middle Management in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Middle Management in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Aspen Heights full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Some great people, inspirations, movers and shakers that put their all into the org.
Relative freedom, depending on your manager, to work and be as productive in your own conducive environment.

Cons

The cultural dream that is spoon fed to us from day one is a lie. I'll add the caveat that the leadership team means well, but the execution makes a mockery of and, in some cases, renders the entire cultural goals and missions of Aspen Heights as pure fabrication. Bad planning, disorganized and disparate teams plagued this years goals and it was only the hard work of the passionate who managed to get things done - ELT leadership before, during and after was abysmal. Even going so far as to bring on a Chief Leadership Officer to address many problems which ended up throwing mountains of resentment up at his rapid and unannounced introduction. It doesn't have to be like this, but the ELT is stuck in a "start-up" frame of mind where they think they need to manage everything.

Advice to Management

1. Listen. I mean really listen. Put down the email from the investor and listen to your employees. Especially those middle managers that have their fingers on the pulse of your org.
2. Do everything you can to negate the impression of the nepotic ELT working in dark and smokey rooms to fix things, when solutions can be solicited from your middle managers - those that see things you can't.
3. Don't lie about the culture when we cannot deliver on those promises yet expect staff to do the same. That might be an attainable goal for the future, but we shouldn't be fraudulent when we bring new hires on and feed them a line that is blatantly false.

Other Employee Reviews for Aspen Heights

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Does NOT live up to the hype - adjust your expectations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspen Heights full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great people, young fun company, good work-life balance, flexible, casual, always new opportunities

    Cons

    pay and beneftis are mediocre, time off is downright bad, departments seem more like competitors sometimes than part of the same company

    Advice to Management

    Wake the hell up. Do you actually think about some of these decisions you make? Really?


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fun yet hardworking attitude is needed to work at Aspen Heights, a young innovative company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aspen Heights full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits (and they start immediately!), fun working environment, opportunity for growth, out of the box problem solving, mostly friendly employees. Promote employee wellness. Monthly happy hours to socialize with co-workers in an out-of-work environment.

    Cons

    It can feel a bit like high school with the clique-vibe extremely obvious. Compensation is supposed to be competitive - but it is not even close to other organizations. Office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the rhetoric matches reality.

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