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"Great until a recent IT management shakeup."

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Current Employee - Systems Administrator II in Longmont, CO
Current Employee - Systems Administrator II in Longmont, CO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Kudos are given out monthly. Rewards include bucks for a night on the town. Company wide recognitions are very creative and worth going after. Good access to lots of different technologies.

Cons

Things were wonderful until a recent shake up of managers where they were all taken from groups where they were experienced and put ahead of people with which they had little or no experience. The reasoning by Sr. management was to make lower level managers more broad in their scope. But the affect set projects and personnel back a year.
Also, upper management seems to have a "teacher's pet" attitude with lower level managers and will not listen to the folks in the trenches when they are saying so and so has a real management problem, etc. Some lower level managers need to be let go or pulled back, but it's not happening.
The company is trying to go public and so pay raises have been frozen for 3 years and counting.

Advice to Management

Put experience managers back in place where they should be and fire incompetant and fully selfish managers who are bringing their staff down.

Other Employee Reviews for West Safety Services

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer at Intrado"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meaningful work, fun technology, on site cafeteria and gym, telecommuting possible, talented group in general. Several top level executives are impressive.

    Cons

    Frequent recent layoffs. Somewhat secretive management plans.

    Advice to Management

    Put knowledgeable people in charge.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Wouldn't wish this place on my worst enemy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The food court was nice. Also, a lot of the coworkers that you find there are extremely nice and fantastic people.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. They constantly tell you one thing in personal "one-on-ones" and then when it comes to review time, they say totally different things. Instead of being encouraging about a promotion, they promote the people who management personally like, instead of focusing on ability to do the job at hand. Just because you aren't best friends with your supervisor or manager doesn't mean you should be looked over for promotions or advancement in the company. The raises here are also terrible - 1% or less!

    Advice to Management

    Get some supervisors and middle management who are truthful with the accomplishments of employees. Just because a supervisor or manager doesn't like you doesn't mean you should be looked over for promotions.

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