The company assumes that its employees aren't smart enough to realize that they are being lied to. They will pay very well, but they expect to own your soul.
Support from management
Executive management is completely out of touch with what it takes to perform the tasks they require. They demand too much from too few employees. They have reached a point of trying to cut costs so much that they can't afford the long-term employees that know how to handle the business. They will bring in cheap replacements that have no idea what they are doing.
Every person is out to protect themselves.
Freedom to work independently
Depending on where you are within the company, they most likely will not micromanage you because they don't have managers that know what you are supposed to do on a day-to-day basis.
At one time, EFG was all about promoting from within and allowing people to grow, but that's changed within the last five years. Now its more about who you know and whether or not you are a "favorite". If you aren't a favorite of whoever is in charge at the time, you'll never make it anywhere.
Overall compensation for your work
Again, they pay well and have fantastic benefits, but they will want to own you 24/7.
They believe in recycling batteries and cans, but not paper. They replaced all office trashcans with blue recycle bins but no one actually recycles that paper. The cleaning crew just dumps it in with all other trash.
Salaried employees are expected to work at least 60-70 hours a week. You must be available at all times including vacations. There are no breaks from EFG. They own you.
You never know when you will be laid off. They state that they don't do it except under dire circumstances, but they have a culling every year or two.
There's tons of challenging work since you'll constantly be trying to figure out how to do 60 hours of work in 40 hours...if you want to spend any time with your family. You'll also have to figure out how to do the extra work created by the "favorites" that are not required to pull their own weight. EFG is notorious for keeping the lazy folks around because they are a family member or a favorite of some executive.
Suggestions for improvement
- Weed out the dead weight and quit expecting your other employees to make up for it. That includes executives. And stop lying to the employees. They aren't as dumb as you think they are and it just makes them resentful.
What I like about the company
EFG likes to do fun activities for their employees. It's a nice break.
What I dislike about the company
EFG seems to be more concerned about the numbers than its employees or its customers. Once they became metric-focused, they lost all desire to "take care" of people. They work their employees like dogs and treat their customers accordingly.