Some of the lower level people are very dedicated and talented if only they were allowed to do the job they were hired to do. It is one of the few remaining "manufacturing" companies in the state of New Jersey that actually makes something. Tom Iervolino, the previous CEO has been replaced.
Some talented people who's success is being hindered by the out-of-touch buffoons who call themselves the Executive Staff. There are so many individuals with a "Kingdom" mentality that it is very difficult to get a straight answer even internally between fellow employees. If you are an outsider or heaven forbid, a customer, it is not unusual to be told exagerations or just plain fabrications of some form of the truths. So much so that they even start to believe their own fiction. Honesty, is not in this company's vocabulary. The "new" senior staff is no better than the previous senior staff because it still retains some of the former members who drove the bus in the wrong direction for their tenure and are now continuing to follow along the same path under the direction of those staff members who were retained. Human Resources is a joke in this company and if you raise a concern, you are told to shut-up or find the door. This has been the case regarding numerous personnel safety issues and deiverable products. Management makes production commitments from beginning to end without allowcating the necesary resources to allow you and your co-workers to be successful and then point their collective fingers at you for not meeting an impossible objective. If you do happen to meet an objective the success is then shared only at the top in the form of a bonus or possibly other form of compensation, let's call it a "commission." 4 times a year you are "required" to listen to a management presentation and you get a donut and coffee for your 3 months of time.
Advice to Management
In order for an open-door policy to work the employees can not be openly humiliated or told to leave when they express themselves, as has been the case on numerous occassions. When you say you want to conduct an open and honest evaluation, do so without trying to manipulate the facts to suit your own preceived and desired predrawn conclussions. Update your vacation policy from 10 years of service for that third week of vacation. Don't base saleried employee's raises on the ineffective and largely ignored union's contract. When you promote people over others, do so based on their ability not their B.S., past friendships, and whose behind they have kissed. It's about respect and that is earned by example not simply your pay grade.
Majority of great co workers to make friends with. Yep. That's all.
All efforts and ideas are highly encouraged, just don't talk about them. The only way to move up these corrupt ranks are by working to the point of no outside life and by being connected by family and family friends. Striving hard is not acknowledged. Any weekly overtime, working through lunches and break, is strictly ignored by the fact that you were not in that Saturday. The management that is young and without any education or experience belittles everyone who they feel threatened by. Management also tried to prove they were a lead man because they would get work done…after hours without any support. Aka, faked results and shipped. If the valve did work it was completley out of spec. The work place is unsafe and issues, even after medical visits, are NOT addressed. This place is a giant lawsuit. HR gives no exit interviews, unless you are a chosen one or sheep who never spoke up, and never solved problems because what you say is taken as offense that an employee would question the rules made and changed frequently by management. 10 weeks gets you your third week of vacation. I suppose that is more of thank you week for sticking out up to 10 years. Any success and hard work rewards was given to the management or made up positions with made up salaries. Completely unprofessional
Advice to Management
Quit. Admit you know nothing and never had. Magement does not mean "now I really get to do nothing" as you spin in your leather chair. Try giving incentives and praise. Not threats and your backs. The company needs a comlplete makeover or to close its doors.
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