More positive feedback would go a long way to improve the working atmosphere.
Support from management
Mid-level management can be very controlling. Upper management allows more decision-making by managers than mid-level management does.
Depends on the level, but it can be exceptional.
Freedom to work independently
Again, depends on level of management.
Again, depends on the level. Over-communication at some levels and not enough at other levels.
Gender equality is fine, but favoritism often occurs.
Attitude towards older colleagues
No age discrimination at all.
Can definitely do more in training for advancement. There is no established program.
Overall compensation for your work
Salaries are paid on time and benefits are quite good. Entry level pay is too low to attract the best qualified applicants. Management salaries do not match responsibilities. Management salaries can also be arbitrary.
Since it is a retail business, vacations are prohibited at certain times. Logical, but not always family- friendly.
Positive image is usually accurate.
Safety is not a concern.
Can be, but can also be stifled, depending on immediate supervisor.
Inclusive / Diverse
Diversity is encouraged.
Suggestions for improvement
- Equity in pay for all managers. Raises based on performance, not set percentage, which continues to foster the inequity!
What I like about the company
Family business and owners really care about employees.
What I dislike about the company
Can be favoritism by mid-level management.