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"A weird workplace culture"

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Former Employee - Priority Advantage Director in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Priority Advantage Director in Charlotte, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Morris-Jenkins Heating and Air full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Employees got paid weekly, which is unusual in today's workplace. That was about the only thing I can say that was a positive, but even that is a tradeoff when the company had non-tech people coming in to work at 6 a.m.

Cons

The company's idea of promoting someone usually comes at the expense of demoting someone else. It wasn't until after I was hired as the head of the warranty department that I found out I was the third person in the past six months hired for that position (one of my predecessors was demoted to a customer service representative). Furthermore, I found out my direct supervisor (a young, first-time manager) was formerly the secretary to the No. 2 person in the company and she switched jobs with her predecessor.

The company had office manager meetings at 7 a.m. once or twice per week, which seems entirely counterproductive and was more of a control mechanism. I understand technicians meeting once a week at that time to go over sales and service, but the office managers had their own separate meetings.

Other than that, the company is indicative of what you see in corporate America. They had new software installed that most of the people trained by the software provider struggled to use, but it was expected that someone just hired should have more mastery over it than they do. They set the position as a salary position as a way of bypassing overtime (after I was hired I was told they wanted me to work more than 40 hours per week regularly). They hired someone with management experience (I have more than a dozen years in various industries) but yet the first-time manager started questioning me because she thought I "acted too much like a manager" -- which led me to suspect that she was afraid she could see herself being demoted potentially like what happened to her predecessor.

Overall, it's a classic case of a company wanting overqualified people to work in positions that are not using their skill sets and the other trappings of that work environment (cronyism, unrealistic job expectations given the lack of resources, an anti-family holiday policy, poor medical insurance benefits, etc.). Go there only if you are interested in learning proprietary information and a thick culture setting that leads to no career development.

Advice to Management

Like most companies, you feel that your culture is different from other companies -- it's not. You have all the bad trappings that make the corporate workplace so toxic. Also, make your workplace more conducive for work-family balance. It makes no sense for a HVAC company to run office hours the day before and after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve so these people could not spend time with their families.

Other Employee Reviews for Morris-Jenkins Heating and Air

  1. "General manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Morris-Jenkins Heating and Air full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job the company all ways put the customer first. We trained the technicians to be the best.

    Cons

    Not enough hours in a day to handle all the problems for that day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Morris-Jenkins Heating and Air Response

    Jan 27, 2017 – Recruiter / HR Business Partner

    Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate your years of contributions. We are always trying to improve.


  2. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people. That's about it

    Cons

    Ignorant, ultra religious bigots. If you're not a good old boy, you're not in the club.

    Advice to Management

    Say what you mean asks mean what you say


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