- Contractor's Register, Inc.24.Nov 2015
I thought that there was job security here. However, they started modeling their rhetoric internally after a lot of what I'd seen in a previous life in the yellow page industry.
I was #6 of 241 people in the nation and was laid off without notice or forewarning due to a restructure with no opportunity to transfer or apply for a different opportunity within the organization that I'd contributed so heavily to.
Inclusive / Diverse
Unfortunately, I feel that this company's diversity is left way too much to local management. This is construction and this is real life. People work with people that they can relate to and like. At a local level, I saw a lot of bad hires because they were a woman. This was most likely in response to claims made against a former male supervisor regarding harassment.
Suggestions for improvement
- This company has been a stellar pillar of the construction industry for over a century. They're trying new things and should be applauded and commended for that. However, communication (at many levels) was always an issue. To begin with, this company should honestly look at itself and who they've got in place that represent them internally. There are a handful of people that have no business in the role that they're in present day. Perhaps they were a valued resource at one point but, there's still a lot of 'old school' that goes on internally while the president of the company states differently in the public eye of the employees. The company DOES listen to suggestions from employees and is always trying to stay innovative in its approach to the market. However, the company is slow to react at times and is even more lethargic to react to suggestions put in by employees that may be 'labeled' as a problem child or maverick, regardless of the merit of that pseudo title. I had the pleasure of starting under a manager that was truly a manager. He provided you with all you needed to do your best and was a resource and no-nonsense. However, his successor was not and should not be a manager. That person was later moved to another market. However, the poison that remained from that individual affected the approach of his replacement as well. All in all, I feel it was more of a localized thing but, can speak to the fact that many under the umbrella of the Area Director that they'd reported to felt many of the same challenges in their environment. Therefore, perhaps its more relegated to the Area Director. Money can be good. You do work quite a few hours. There can be some micromanagement as well as office politics and double speak. That all being said, I've got thick skin and was there for quite some time and would have been there longer had they not downsized. Perhaps it was complacency but, I was also very fulfilled that I helped people the way that I did through this vessel of employment.
What I like about the company
You truly had the opportunity to make good money doing something that you could feel good about. You were able to help connect people in the industry and watch them thrive as a result of your efforts.
What I dislike about the company
Unfortunately, there's a huge disconnect betwixt what's disseminated at a corporate level and what happens at a local level with respect to best practices, how things are handled to help the team and employees, resources that are made available, etc.
As a result, there was a lot of job frustration and morale issues at a local level for the team.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyContractor's Register, Inc.
- CitySan Antonio
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014
- DepartmentMarketing/product management