- Horne -LLP (Biloxi / United States)24.Nov 2015
The culture that was brought up in meetings and emails from hq were never exercised in my department nor in my office. The work climate was toxic and people were not able to perform at their best due to a lack of culture. We never felt like we were given much consideration in comparison to others employees who were transplanted from one of the other offices in MS.
Support from management
Not great, needs improvement
Backstabbing led to loss of a lot of talented individuals.
Freedom to work independently
Based on the category definition, the workload was not fairly distributed. Management had favorites that received the majority of the assignments.
They touted transparency but the communication was lacking. Information would be given at the last minute and people stressed out. There were a lot of fires that had to be put out on a daily basis.
Equality for women was not really an issue.
Attitude towards older colleagues
The longevity of service does not mean much at this company. Those in the favor of the powers that be are appreciated and supported. If an employee does not fit the pattern, the employee is ostracized from the group and pressured to leave.
Haha! There are not any opportunities for advancement. Good luck trying to transfer to another department in MS! I was told by several people that that was not an option for anyone from my department.
Overall compensation for your work
We were underpaid for the work performed. Benefits that are offered are difficult to use in Texas. No one knows who to send documents to and the appeal process is abysmal.
If you were on a 30 day plan, your time off would have to be approved by the partner in charge and had to be scheduled a week in advance. There were people working part time in order to take care of their kids, but they were working 50 hour work weeks. I didn't have time for much else while working 50-60 hour work weeks for the last year I was with the company.
Most of the employees did not have pleasant things to say about the company. A lot of the issues discussed before caused these discussions.
The job is not stable. If an employee falls out of favor of management, they will be let go.
We are all proud of our work. The work itself was challenging and by excelling through that, it made us stronger, better equipped employees.
Inclusive / Diverse
The company promotes diversity, but to be fair, they didn't know what diversity actually meant until they came to Texas. As for diverse opinions, they were not supported. I tried multiple ways to communicate my concerns with management regarding the office morale. I was told it was not my concern and to go back to work. I had to watch as people left the company in droves over the course of a year due to the companies inability to empower their employees. These people went on to work at companies that paid better and had beneficial work environments.
Suggestions for improvement
- Work on maintaining and appreciating the talented employees they have. Practice what you preach, let the culture and opportunities that are touted in the other offices into the Texas offices. There is hope that the office can turn around, management needs to be willing to take the necessary steps to do so. Promote employees based on their performance and dedication rather than promoting those who tear others down. No more favorites, distribute the work fairly.
What I like about the company
The work was challenging and the high expectations made me a better more efficient employee and team player.
What I dislike about the company
Management's approach to the office morale and the rampant backstabbing. People that were promoted were not qualified and were only promoted because management favored them over those who were more qualified and deserving. The office environment was toxic and communication was lacking.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyHorne -LLP (Biloxi / United States)
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015