Not enough employees to have any kind of "culture"
Support from management
Owner appears smarmy, inherited wealth opportunist with little interest is peons.
The few left after offshoring to India did the best they could, being in the dark about their own job security.
Freedom to work independently
"I better fix this [problem that I didn't create, but advised would happen] before I get fired" seems fitting.
Lots of after-the-fact, "let's put out the fire" communication.
A few women in high positions, but somewhat reflective of nepotism.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Good toward a privileged few, but not so much for the rank and file.
Company too small for career development of any value. Most people came and went, lasting a year or two at most.
Overall compensation for your work
I was content with what I was making, but apparently it was too much for them.
Office / Work Environment
Crappy old building for the original core team, while extravagant digs for the India, Dallas and Houston teams.
Not in the least bit eco-friendly.
I worked pretty much 7 days a week for 7 years, so no, not really.
Almost non-existent. I've never met a single person outside the company that has heard of it.
IT Jobs all being off-shored to India.
Nope. Old building grandfathered not to have to update accessibility.
I felt I had a chance to get out in an emergency, but just a chance.
I automated a lot of critical processes for them; even got an award once for it. But in the end job was offshored anyway.
Inclusive / Diverse
Not really. Mostly top-down "here's what we're doing" decisions.
Suggestions for improvement
- Quit offshoring jobs for short-term gain. You let brilliant people go instead of enlisting their help in expanding your business.
What I like about the company
Valuable database system and excellent accommodation of client data inflow and outflow requests, formatting, encryption, etc. Some really talented client support personnel.
What I dislike about the company
No real strategic vision for expanding beyond financial data. Small niche player in the Big Data market.