A very tense work environment, some management is great, but, for the most part, only a select few have a supervisors ear, and others are treated according to personal feelings, rather than ability, and fairness. There are, too often, cases where someone is treated unfairly due to whether someone is personally liked by a particular employee or not.
Support from management
As a whole, this company is fair in regards to conflict. Certain departments however, are run on emotion and decisions are based on gossip and hearsay. Decisions are, at times changed to reflect favoritism after a matter is settled. Some supervisors are easily swayed by their subordinates, and do not include everyone involved in conflict settlement. Often, employees are told by a supervisor, that he just doesn't know what to do, and are asked how they would handle the situation. That being said, these things could easily be remedied with better training in impartiality and conflict management before someone is promoted to a supervisory position.
Very hard to get to know coworkers. Most have their own groups and tend to alienate newcomers.
Freedom to work independently
Workload is fairly distributed, but, not much autonomy is allowed. A very few have influence over everyone, and it is hard to attain any responsibility, and feedback is not encouraged.
Communication between departments is good. Communication inside some departments is not.
As a former female employee, it is my experience that, the only disadvantage to women in this company is other women. I was treated very fairly by most of my male counterparts, but, most of the women have an attitude of entitlement. For example, most think that the men should do the lifting, etc. They want equal treatment, but not equal workload. There is a lot of jealousy, and mistrust between the women here, as well as divisiveness.
Attitude towards older colleagues
There is no age discrimination in hiring practices, or in the company as a whole, but in certain departments, there is definitely a rift between older and younger employees. It is something that could easily be fixed by better management in these departments.
There are not many opportunities for personal growth or development, and advancement is not an option for many.
Overall compensation for your work
Salary and benefits are excellent.
Office / Work Environment
Very good work environment. Very clean, and maintenance makes sure things are repaired in a timely manner. Computers, etc. are very up to date, and if something is broken or dangerous, it is taken out of service.
This company is very conscientious.
Very fair in regards to vacation and sick time. Working hours are more than fair.
The general image of the company is very good. It is known to be one of, if not THE best place to work in town. Over all, I would say this is true. Many of their weaknesses could be strengthened by training departmental management to better deal with personnel in regards to fairness and impartiality.
This company is dependent upon the oilfield, and has had four or five layoffs this year. Not a good time to work there.
I really do not know, but I can surmise that this company would provide such to someone who, with proper assistance would be an asset to the company.
Very adequate in safety. They go above and beyond as a company to keep employees trained and safe.
Very proud of my work products, but, growth and movement is not encouraged, and, at times is punished.
Inclusive / Diverse
Diverseness is not supported, and opinions and ideas are not accepted.
Suggestions for improvement
- Better impartiality and conflict resolution training for new supervisors, and more consequences for people who gossip and constantly stir up trouble.
What I like about the company
I liked the type of work I did, and that I got to learn different jobs.
What I dislike about the company
In the department I was in there was a lot of gossip and turmoil.