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  • 1 employee says

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    Satisfactory (1)
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    Subpar (0)
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    2.78
  • 0 applicants say

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Reviews for Human Capital Strategies

Reviews - What employees say

2.78 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 12.Nov 2015
  • Employee

Company Culture

Company culture involves a lot of drinking at events. Can reach the point of being inappropriate where upper management is concerned. It's a toss up, where hard work is commended and then immediately rewarded with additional work and added pressure. The work climate does not feel fair, as some of upper management is never present in the office, while others are there each day. The division of power among departments is unequal and contributes to a lot of strife for lower level workers.

Support from management

A mass exodus of talent, plus a round of firings/lay offs has caused a large amount of work to be pushed onto an already threadbare staff. Everyone appears unhappy, anxious, and exhausted.

Teamwork

The staff, excluding upper management, is excellent. When I worked here, it truly felt like a small family. Unfortunately, loving your coworkers doesn't make up for the toxic work environment.

Freedom to work independently

Lots of autonomy for workers because everyone else is busy scrambling to get their own impossible work load finished

Internal Communication

Communication is lacking. Between departments, between upper management and workers, just in general.

Gender Equality

In many instances, it appeared that the men in the office, while outnumbered, were offered significantly more opportunities than the women. Additionally, one male employee made several female workers uncomfortable in multiple instances and was allowed to remain.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Older employees only exist in upper management. All the lower level staff are under 40.

Career Development

Many workers here, because of the experience and amount of work necessary to succeed, acquire excellent and varied skills and have moved on to better and brighter things. In terms of actual advancement within the company, opportunities are non-existent.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is low, especially for editors (who do a massive amount of work). Sick days and vacation days are combined into "personal time", so be prepared to sacrifice vacation time if you get ill.

Office / Work Environment

the office is sufficient for getting work done. Tech is mostly up to date, although the main publishing software used is archaic.

Environmental Friendliness

Because this is a company that produces magazines, the majority of the staff is aware of current events and social issues.

Work-Life Balance

Employees here work long hours. Most come in early, stay late, and bring work home regularly. There is no overtime.

Company Image

The company has created a very flattering image of itself, but the reality doesn't match the exterior. For a company that publishes HR magazines, they do not have an HR department and employees write articles about new and interesting job perks, employee benefits, and other opportunities that the company doesn't offer them.

Job Security

Editorial jobs are extremely stable and in high demand. However, all other departments have seen layoffs, firings, and a mass exodus of employees in the last 6 months

Handicapped Accessibility

The building has an elevator.

Workplace Safety

This is a white collar office, so it's relatively safe.

Challenging Work

The work is challenging in the sense that there is too much of it and not enough workers. Overall, the work is great for those looking to get experience and then go elsewhere for better pay.

Inclusive / Diverse

The company promoted the idea of diversity, but it is not particularly diverse itself.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Upper management needs a shake up. More defined boundaries and checks and balances need to be created within departments, so that ultimate control of power is redistributed into the hands of more than the few employees that currently weird power.

What I like about the company

Company has great ideas about how employees should be treated.

What I dislike about the company

Company does not actually treat employees well.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Human Capital Strategies
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 1 employee says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
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    2.78
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Human Capital Strategies
2.78
1 review

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.26
150,670 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,662,000 reviews