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"Great company in a southern city"

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Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Birmingham, AL
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

They are very flexible when it comes to time off for necessary things like doctor's appointments, etc.

Cons

The tendency to downplay a job's requirements in order to pay employees less.

Advice to Management

A pat on the back is wonderful, but especially in dire economic times such as we're currently facing, be sure all employees are getting fair compensation for the work that they do.

Other Employee Reviews for Command Alkon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great careers for those who strive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Command Alkon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There isn't necessarily a well defined career path for anyone in the company, as it is relatively small. However, this is a positive for people who are go-getters, and who want to blaze their own career paths. I have numerous colleagues who have made very interesting careers within the company, including myself. The company is currently in growth mode, so this should (and does) translate to career growth for those who wish it.

    Cons

    It can take time to get to your ultimate career desires, so patience is necessary. It's a tough industry that we serve, so growth can be slow - but rewarding! If you can make a career here, you will be recognized for your level of excellence.

    Some people have desires to do something that management will not agree as being their ideal career, and it can be hit & miss whether you get a manager who will frankly discuss these things, and who will actively facilitate your desires. ...if you get the right manager though, the outcomes can be fantastic!

    There is a somewhat of a silo culture within the company, and within the groups which most need to break out of this, management is doing opposite. There are a few managers in the wrong jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Be leaders, not managers! There are some managers in the company who actively raise the expectations of employees' careers, primarily to their own betterment, and not to the overall company. This is eventually detrimental to morale, and bad for the company. Executives within the company need to identify and appropriately deal with these people, in order for the organization to reach the desired levels of growth.


  2. "A fine place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Command Alkon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A fine place to work
    Not a ton of competition in the industry, so its stable

    Cons

    Old fashioned, not a very "hip" software shop
    Tolerant of mediocrity - makes it easy to coast by, but also means you're surrounded by mid-level talent
    Shifts focus too frequently - things don't get finished

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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