City Eden Prairie
Are you a Current or Former Employee? Former job since 2016
Position Management/executive staff
Department Logistics/materials management
Suggestions for improvement
- -When hiring managers, have a more formalized and structured idea as to the job functions you wish carried out, then give the managers the ability to carry out all expected duties. -If you're not going to allow your inventory manager to actually assume some control over the inventory, don't expect the inventory to be accurate, the warehouse space clean, or that your artists will return excess materials / only take what they need. -If you're going to refuse to follow through on your stated intention to set up a purchasing account so the inventory manager can acquire materials immediately, nor take action on reports passed along by said manager as to what items are in immediate need of restocking, don't complain to that manager when the items needed aren't in stock. -Have a formalized system for communications between employees; random smatterings of FaceBook messages, emails, and texts at 3AM are not what most people would consider effective communications. Senior management needs to create channels through which all pertinent information passes and can be accounted for. -Decide if the inventory manager is also a communications manager; does the manager only need to acknowledge requests for stock, or does the inventory manager need to actively dog other employees for something (This issue confused me; the position was reactive based on the artists needs for stock, which I told them to call or email to me. Was let go for not communicating enough, even though there was a 6 day period with no events..?)
I like about the employer
The people are, outwardly at least, generally nice. Hours are generally flexible, depending on the needs of your supported employees.