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"Laid back place but not for advancement"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Worked In CDS in Rochester, NY
Former Employee - Worked In CDS in Rochester, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Laid back
Decent people
Able to balance personal and work life
Convenient to shopping areas and many of eateries
Causal

Cons

Low pay
Managers played to favorites
No real set career path for most positions within the company.
No real accountability for errors

Advice to Management

Please follow some local successful companies in the Rochester area and observe how they treat ALL of their employees.

Update technology and training oppt's.

Other Employee Reviews for Element K

  1. "Relaxed environment, but little incentive and iffy management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code - shorts in the summer.
    Flexible hours - management is very understanding about family and health time off and making up time on another day.
    Intelligent, friendly people and very little politics.
    They pay a large percentage of health insurance premiums and offer a very nice plan.

    Cons

    Little incentive provided in any way - no bonuses, only token recognition at poorly attended staff meetings, few regular raises.
    Poor middle and upper management. Many inexperienced managers and many managers working outside of their specialty.

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to appropriately qualify accounts while maintaining reasonable customer expectations. A US based workforce can not compete with overseas based companies on price, you need to compete on quality and service. When you over-promise and under-deliver, while managers who are working beyond their training and expertise are simultaneously not listening to the workers 'in the trenches', you end up with poor customer retention, non-existent margins, and a downward spiral for a business.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A day at the beach meets Dilbert"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Rochester, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some really great people that work at EK. They have some of the most intelligent engineers as well as some very creative people. They have a few really great people in middle to upper management. The pay is decent and the benefits are fairly decent. EK has a lot of upside potential.

    Cons

    Some departments have terrible managers. Don't even bother trying to negotiate compensation package. Old technology, overworked staff in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    What is our vision? How are our actions aligned with our vision, mission, and goals?

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