The culture is constantly changing. It cannot seem to find an identity.
Support from management
Direction is vague and advisement from management, if you can contact them, is more often than not- dismissive.
In the Atlanta area "team" and "team work" are used a lot. The business model actually pits locations against each other.
Freedom to work independently
Yes, to the fault of your immediate management.
Communication is there and frequent. Unfortunately between different departments and management levels it often conflicts.
it would seem so.
Attitude towards older colleagues
I believe they are weeding out the pre-millennial management force as inconspicuously as they can.
it was available at one time.
Overall compensation for your work
if you take into account the hours you have to work and the increasing difficulty of meeting bonus objectives their pay scales are miserable.
Office / Work Environment
facilities/branch are slowly being upgraded, 20 years late and often the shops are overlooked.
only if there are tax breaks or incentives.
the workload and responsibilities on field/branch managers is insurmountable.
From the consumers standpoint I think it is good. Internally not so hot.
The company is in constant flux. I think stability went away when Ford sold Hertz. I do not think with their current pay structure and management they will see stability any time soon.
They do provide annual reoccurring safety training on the computer. It is all smoke and mirrors. If the staffing levels were commensurate to the work load and expected business level safety would be inherent. The safety department does a good job despite it's lack of a workforce.
The work is easy, the minimal resources they provide make it difficult to accomplish the goals they set.
Inclusive / Diverse
hard to say. it's not very evident.
Suggestions for improvement
- Find one direction, find one source to communicate it, incentivize and reward fairly and honestly, realize you manage a construction equipment rental company. It doesn't have to be as complicated as you have made it for field level managers.
What I like about the company
They were beginning to get the company into the 21st century, technologically speaking.
What I dislike about the company
management, business model, work/pay imbalance, very few if any family benefits outside of health.