Way to much upper management focused in the wrong things.
Support from management
Your direct management team is amazing...upper management, not so much. Upper management tends to speak at high levels and not address the team members concerns.
The team members are hard working and dedicated and if you treat them with respect, will do anything to help.
Freedom to work independently
It depends on your function and your ability to work well not being monitored.
Most things within the company are not communicated to the team members.
You have to develop yourself if you want to get anywhere. I was fortunate to have 2 awesome bosses that were willing to teach me a lot, plus I trained virtually every senior operations manager, operations manager and supervisor that came in the building.
Overall compensation for your work
There are no bonuses, since this is a privately held company, and the pay is barely enough to get buy.
Office / Work Environment
They say it's temperature controlled, but that's a hit and miss thing. The bathrooms are dirty, break room has roaches, and they are always running out of soap, disinfectant, things in the bathroom, including the toilet, don't work.
It's more of a work- work balance. You work to try and have a life.
On TV it's one thing, but in the industry, it's the training ground.
As long as you do your job and do it well, you don't have to worry about losing your job, also, be on time.
If you move up, the work is very challenging, but you can hit a ceiling with the way they hire.
Suggestions for improvement
- Don't wait until employees are leaving to appreciate them. Hire from within and stop the constant diagonal hiring which stops upward movement for team members hungry for more challenges.
What I like about the company
My management team and the team members I managed.
What I dislike about the company
Virtually everything else. Poor hiring practices. No incentives for employees. A point system that doesn't work properly. Focusing on everything but employee satisfaction. Talking over the employees heads.