- Esko-Graphics Inc.17.Nov 2017
Culture is a toxic mix - rumor had it that there was some fear around the office about disgruntled employees coming in with a gun & shooting up the place. This rumor stemmed from HR putting up a “No weapons” sign on the front doors, to which executive management tore the signs down because they didn’t believe in “no weapons” & many personnel have concealed carry permits to carry weapons. Even though it’s against company policy, people are carrying guns in the building. Arguments over customer issues in the office get heated - makes for a scary toxic mix.
Attitude towards older colleagues
A couple years ago the big push was to make the “face of the company” appear younger - now they’ve implemented bringing in Interns more frequently & hiring from Clemson Univeristy as well as fresh out of college grads is big as well. They don’t want to hire older (customer facing) folks.
From the outside looking in, Esko is an industry leader that appears strong, well organized, etc.. From the inside looking out, it’s a chaotic mess.
Very challenging - tight deadlines, big projects. No gratitude for your work.
Suggestions for improvement
- Management needs improvement. Leaders need to positively empower their employees. They also need to make decisions faster so business can move faster. Accountability has gotten better - there used to be zero accountability and I believe this changed due to Danaher taking over. Some improvements have been made since Danaher came in.
What I like about the company
I like the technology, and the industries Esko served. I also enjoyed working with a global team.
What I dislike about the company
It’s poorly managed - they choose the wrong people to lead the company & the person they put in charge of NA Marketing in 2017 is toxic.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyEsko-Graphics Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee
- DepartmentMarketing/product management