Support from management
No. Communications are vague. Business rules are rare. Decisions are made above with no regard to employee input. Upper management views non-attorney associates as non-necessary, expensive, and disposable.
The people who team up and do the work are great, and work very well together.
Freedom to work independently
No. Micro-management is heavily in play. They expect you to do it their way, period.
Company information is given out on a need-to-know basis. You'll hear about the challenges, but rarely about the successes.
There is no career development. They do things the BG way, regardless of whether that is the best way. There is no opportunity to grow and learn recent technologies.
Office / Work Environment
The office is nice. The temperature control is a joke. Technology is meh. Dated workstations that run pretty slowly.
They recycle, but they also use tons and tons of paper.
Hours are pretty standard for the most part. Only occasionally asked to work more. PTO is plentiful.
Job security was non-existent. People are let go for any reason. Mass layoffs occur regularly when large projects wind down.
Usually no. Same thing day in and out. Little opportunity to branch out, or use new technologies and ideas.
Inclusive / Diverse
No. They value racial diversity in employees, but any ideas supported are their own. Opinions are usually discarded and ignored.
Suggestions for improvement
- Loosen the reins. Trust your people. Tell them what you want done and let them do it, don't try to control every tiny bit of the process. Use industry standard processes and technologies. Be more open to employee ideas and suggestions for improvement.
What I like about the company
Good pay, decent benefits.
What I dislike about the company
Too political. Too many chiefs. Leadership is lackluster. Resistance to new technologies and methods. Micro-management. Severe lack of trust.