Column Technologies, Inc. - Great place if you enjoy working for a sociopath | Glassdoor
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"Great place if you enjoy working for a sociopath"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Survivor in Downers Grove, IL
Current Employee - Survivor in Downers Grove, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you can survive a year at Column, you can survive ten years in a normal organization.

Cons

There is a senior manger who fits the clinical definition of a workplace sociopath. His employees so hate him that open hostility in his departments in rampant. As a long-time friend of the owner, his boorish, crude, and hostile behavior is tolerated. He berates coworkers in front of others and blames everyone but himself for his failings on a regular basis

Advice to Management

Fire this senior manager and hire competent upper management, rather than family and friends into critical positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Column Technologies, Inc.

  1. "A-OK place to work at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Column Technologies, Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, hardworking, and dedicated co-workers. People who work here genuinely enjoy their occupations.

    Cons

    [lack of] 1-on-1Training
    Small office/employee count


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Paced"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Column is fast paced and requires a great deal of self-sufficiency but this also means employees have independence in their work so long as they can produce results. The senior management is also friendly and open to new ideas, although they expect their employees to perform very well. The fact that the company is relatively small and places a large amount of responsibility in the hands of their employees allowed me to see the fruits of my labor, which was fulfilling and gave me a sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    Column was stressful and erratic at times simply because the company is growing so quickly, however this allowed for creativity and problem solving abilities to thrive in this environment.


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