They say one thing and do the other.
Support from management
They say there will be enough staff. There isn't. They say they're hiring. Months later, still no help. Employees are asked about issues and needs. Occasionally, they get what they need. More often than not, the needs are ignored.
Employees are the best part of this organization. Everyone I worked with was great with few exceptions. Teamwork was an integral part of what we were to do.
Freedom to work independently
Working independently is a must. Employees are trained to do their job and left to get it done in a timely and efficient manner.
The majority of information is about things that don't get don't, work that wasn't completed or new rules that are placed without discussion.
Women are paid less per hour than their male counterparts. When questioned, there is no answer as to why. There is room for advancement.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Older workers are hired, but get more complaints when they are unable to complete all the required tasks despite asking for assistance.
One is told there is training. It is on the job, by the supervisor. It was several days, but has become less recently.
Overall compensation for your work
Starting rate is above the minimum wage, yet the employee is responsible for contacting the company regarding raises. I've never had to tell an employer when I was due for a raise until working for this company. And if they fail to add it to the next pay, you must wait an additional 2 weeks. Pay is NOT retroactive. That was very disappointing. Working overtime for over 3 months strait and not getting retroactive raise was one of the most disappointing aspects. There are NO benefits of any kind.
Office / Work Environment
Because of the place and working independently, the area has no issues.
The building has a recycling program that was instituted before the company was placed in the site. Recycling is followed according to those guidelines.
There is no balance. You work for the company. If someone calls off, you're expected to stay and do their work also. You are belittle if you do not do this. You are also punished for taking time off with a write up.
I was not proud to work for Bonded. I was doing a job that wasn't advancing me, nor was it making me feel as though I made a difference. The institution I worked at was wonderful. The people were amazing and supportive.
The position was stable because there was no one else able to step up and take the position. Restructuring was not an option. There were not enough employees to cover the area.
The company hired an individual with a disability while I was on staff. He was given shorter hours and someone to work with. As an employee of the previous contractor, he was afforded this opportunity. Great employee. Amazing to work with!
The company, Bonded, did not provide any accident prevention training. The institution itself has measures in place to prevent accidents.
The challenge is to get the job done without doing the work of 3 people. Any job worth doing is worth doing well. You should take ownership of what you do. That makes you proud of the results.
Inclusive / Diverse
Ideas are accepted. But usually rejected. Sometimes with reason, usually without.
Suggestions for improvement
- Put the company rules in place in the beginning. Keep them the same for everyone. If an employee doesn't do the assigned job, provide a course of action that is to be followed by all supervisors, not just certain ones. Do not put multiple people in charge of the group. Too many "bosses" creates a mix up of information when no one is on the same page.
What I like about the company
I like the people I worked with. They were an amazing group of individuals with the exception of just a couple people. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people.
What I dislike about the company
I do not like the changing of company rules every couple days to suit their needs. I do not like being told there are certain paid holidays and then informed people must work those days. Fighting to get supplies to do your job (cleaning) isn't acceptable in an institutional setting. Being informed you're in charge of ordering, but the order doesn't come complete because management doesn't believe you need the items. Not having enough employees to cover the building makes work more difficult. Working months of overtime while waiting for clearances to return without any assistance is not a good environment. Dealing with employees who do not do their job, yet remain working makes other employees feel they don't need to work. Bringing in a supervisor who allows certain employees to not do their job, but complains when others do the same doesn't make for a friendly workplace. Lying to employees about provided extra personnel to do specific, time sensitive jobs and then not having the people available isn't good practice.