Not a great culture, back in the day it was a family. Now it is younger employees pushing the work on the older employees, but still being advanced professionally while the older employees are being overlooked and even having their jobs eliminated. Employees there, over 60 years old, are shaking in their boots that they are the next to go. Tense.
Support from management
Depends on the manager.
Again, a lot of whispering and senior teammates pushing work on lower ranked teammates so they can play games on their phone.
Freedom to work independently
Might as well be good, even as you try to make a team cohesive the communication to the team and between team members is always mixed and varied. No one higher up knows exactly what is going on and they don't bother to communicate, even when you ask. It was always like, just do the part you need to do, don't worry about the big picture.
Unless you are in the inner 'circle' you will be in the dark most of the time.
Nope - men are paid more, are sought after. Though there are a lot of women employed, the men are just generally making more and hold the higher positions.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Right now is bring in the new blood, out with the old. They like to retire people involuntarily and then replace them with a younger employee while changing the title some to make sure not to be charged with age discrimination. So if you are late 50s or over 60 - watch out. Probably not even worth applying because you won't be there all that long and your pay will be lower than others doing the same work, especially if female.
If you are younger, they do have things in place, programs. Not all that rewarding unless you are considered one of the 'Fast Track' employees.
Overall compensation for your work
Very low, and if you are moving from job to job internally - you will always be at the low end of the pay range and be paid less than those younger employees going into the job from external sources. They really take advantage of the employees wanting to move up in the company.
Office / Work Environment
They are struggling with technology, not as badly as some companies I have worked for - but they are trying. Pretty backwards on most things in my department
They do have shred bins and recycling bins. But still too much paper floating around. The amount of paper generated by just my team is huge. Not good. I have been pushing to change that, but not a lot of cooperation.
Pretty good for the most part, there are times during the year when the pressure is on. Lately, it was
They are a struggling company that used to be good to their employees and really care about them. The new leadership, the direction they are going and the reinvention of themselves have weakened their reputation considerably. I wanted to work there years ago, now I would not ever go back.
Not good, the company is making a lot of acquisitions and of the buy and dump. Your chances of being released because of a RIF are fairly high - and if you are older (upper 50's or 60's) you can count the fact that your time is limited.
Don't see a lot of handicapped people working in my location.
I think they try to keep it safe - at least up to regulations.
It is up and down. The toughest part is trying to do your work with no information. Someone told someone, but you weren't included and still you are just supposed to know somehow. The lack of communication there is epic. That's the biggest challenge. The work itself kept you hopping and I liked that. But if you needed further information and asked - no one ever knew or had answers...or knew who to talk to about it.
Inclusive / Diverse
Not so much.
Suggestions for improvement
- Use more technology for team meeting, for information, for boards that teammates can reference when they needed to. Don't just whisper it to one employee because the information would often stop there.
What I like about the company
There were some nice people working there. I was allowed to work from different locations.
What I dislike about the company
Communications are very lacking when it comes to getting work done, but you are still expected to give them what they want. Dumping the older employees and replacing them with younger employees, even if the older employees are preforming well and have had excellent performance reviews to back it up.