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"Great company, poor regional management"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sydney (Australia)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sydney (Australia)
Approves of CEO

Pros

Global company, career opportunities & development, great people.

Cons

Not structured for growth, under resourced, too many systems and reporting.

Advice to Management

Regional management need to spend some time in Australia, they are oblivious to the impact they are having at a local level. Less time micro-managing, more time listening to the employees.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be proud, but Meritocracy killed the culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic peers, employees do as much as they can to make the work environment fun, lots to learn, constant interaction with other large CPG companies.

    Cons

    Meritocracy and forced rankings. The revolving door of new recruits who don't last more than a few years, so account teams are constantly re-building credibility with clients. Primarily though, the GE mentality that Mr. Calhoun brought with him turned the culture from one of collaboration, support, sharing, and team focus in to one of individualistic interests. It does you no favours to help your peers develop their skills, as this may push them further up in the rankings. It's now in your best interest to look out for #1. This has been the culture shift that has made it a much less desirable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the voice of the people in your Pulse Surveys. The people used to be a valued asset, however this is no longer the case. All the scaling back and re-directing of investments to developing areas (although critically important) has caused the quality of some core products to slip. Continuing to rest on old laurels, and failing to invest in them will do further damage. When you no longer have faith in the data, or in the level of talent/expertise of the support staff, you can not provide further value. And you open yourself up for competition to come in and chip away at your space.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It felt exhausting to be so unproductive."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is involved in a lot of different industries so there is some exposure into many areas of the economy. There is also a wealth of market data and trending to dig into.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get anything new off the ground. New initiatives are met with resistance especially if there is a need for new resources. Management is focused on cutting costs and gradually people have been purged from the company.

    Advice to Management

    I don't believe leadership is managing for long-term growth. Instead, they are managing for near-term margin so the PE firms can sell out (and so senior management can as well).


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