- AAA Northwest Ohio08.Dec 2015
Company culture can be summarized as "CYA" and help your boss not be revealed as inept.
Support from management
The leadership is almost nonexistent and the main focus is to do as little as possible, but to not do worse than the previous year
Workers are forced to work together to make up for the ineptitude of management and executives.
Freedom to work independently
If your job is even slightly "technical" you will have the most autonomy as the people running the place will have no concept of what it is you do or how to do it
Working conditions are good.
There is a "good 'ol girl" structure in place. If you are not part of the clique, you're "out"
Attitude towards older colleagues
Age is not significant other than a bias against younger employees.
There is a huge turn-over in employees. People rarely stay for more than a year or two...except for a very few "old timers" who say 20 or 30 or more.
Overall compensation for your work
Compensation and benefits are roughly 1/3 to 1/2 of what you would get elsewhere. Raises are usually less than 2% a year if they are given at all.
The company is pretty socially aware.
Work/Life balance is good. It is rare that you have to take any work home with you, but you will end up working nearly all holidays.
Some people who work there love the company. Most spend a lot of time looking for better-paying, more rewarding employment.
They just got bought out by a larger AAA club, so I would expect a competently managed larger club will eventually "clean house."
Disabled employees are usually "phased out" where possible through reclassification or job elimination, but otherwise accommodations are made to be legal.
Quite a safe workplace.
No jobs are "challenging" as the management does not have goals past "not doing as bad as last year"
Inclusive / Diverse
It is inclusive as far as required by law.
Suggestions for improvement
- Replace management and modernize technology and procedures. Offer better compensation to attract and retain talented employees, hire people that know what they're doing and allow them to do what they know how to do without micromanaging people into ineffectiveness.
What I like about the company
The people who worked there when I did were mostly really nice.
What I dislike about the company
The compensation is really bad (1/3 to 1/2 you'd get elsewhere) and the management team has no real experience working anywhere else. Because they are "not for profit" many of the strategies and operations are designed to not do any worse than last year instead of being focused on growth. There's a "country club" mentality that exists meaning the people running the place feel it's adequate to just show up (or phone it in) and let things take care of themselves.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyAAA Northwest Ohio
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015
- DepartmentMarketing/product management