Some GLE HR employees do not have a degree in dealing with people issues! They are untrained and are moved into these jobs merely out of luck and who they know rather than experience and SKILL. Some Leads are not good communicators and are lax about leading teams; they come to work, put on headphones, slouch low in chair and pretend they are busy, when they do act as a lead, incorrect direction is often given. Also, some leads fail to respond on weekends when their team mbrs try to contact them. During interviews, some Mgmt mislead and lie by stating that internal employees may move to other opportunities within the company by interviewing for them, however, if you are not part of the “CLICK”, GLE Mgmt prevents movement by lying about the position applied for OR you NEVER get a reply at all. People come to work un-prepared; leaving laptops and keyfobs for security access home, severely disabling their ability to do their jobs, others come in late daily for years with no recourse, some peers make their own hours because of tardiness among other humorous reasons.
Support from management
MGMT at the top level has great vision and direction for the company, however it appears they either are not aware of the GLE Mgmt issues or they have decided to turn the other cheek, allowing insufficient managers to slowly disintegrate their visions and values. When GLE Mgmt. and HR lie and abuse their authority, it tends to make the entire company look bad.
Most co-workers are great, however there is always one or two that tend to be difficult and have personalities that go against company values and covenants. Team comradery is much more apparent when GLE Mgmt and Leads are not around.
Freedom to work independently
Working independently and with a team is a great at this workplace although when GLE Mgmt including some Leads are not around, the team comradery is much more apparent.
GLE Mgmt was aware of theft in the parking lot during working hours, however they failed to inform GLE employees of the safety issue that happened on more than one occasion. Some Leads give direction or provide important information to people close rather than the entire team and some Leads often do not communicate their schedule to team, among other company communication issues.
Some Leads give more difficult work to men rather than women
After several years, I only went to 2 training classes. One of which was mostly irrelevant to my work responsibilities.
Overall compensation for your work
The company scores low on the pay scale for the same types of positions in other companies.
Office / Work Environment
Work environment was closed in room with no windows, terrible lighting and sound acoustics were terrible. Extremely hard to hear anything. Sometimes a back flow of air would come in from outside, thus allowing cigarette smoke, gasoline fumes, cooking smells to enter the isolated room. The air conditioning was kept extremely low and being cold was normal in this room.
I was proud when I landed this job, however after several years of learning the GLE Office culture and the presence of a "click", I dreaded going to work there every day.
Company shows much movement in New Delhi India, going from 1 shift to 3 - 4 shifts, laid off many people at one US based site as well as laying off many people in GLE office.
Most IT work is challenging!! I am extremely proud of my contribution to the IT Industry.
Suggestions for improvement
- Clean house regarding GLE Mgmt and HR. Hire managers and leads that can do their jobs without discriminating against you if you are not in their "click", AND hire individuals that are experienced with dealing with human issues.
What I like about the company
What I dislike about the company
Everything I mentioned and more