- iMapData14.Nov 2015
The climate was not one of fairness and trust. Senior management didn't seek any input from employees and pushed initiatives that simply did not work.
Support from management
Leadership misrepresented what the actual job should have been, and misplaced the position in the wrong department.
Colleagues work well together and are honest with each other, but we're not management.
Freedom to work independently
No autonomy. Things are done a certain way, and that's it.
Communication from managers was sporadic at best, and only when they wanted something or something didn't go their way.
Overall compensation for your work
The compensation is good, and the benefits are good. Not great, but more than acceptable for this industry.
Office / Work Environment
The office is great, they provide snacks, and the location is fantastic.
No job security whatsoever. Management will set expectations, not tell you, then let you go when expectations aren't met. A manager over me explicitly lied to a client about what I was supposed to be doing and got mad at me when I wasn't doing that. I was honest when interviewed about what my skills were, and she wanted me to do something completely outside my skills and experience, which was illegal anyway.
The work was challenging, and it's the only thing I regret losing when I lost the job. They have an excellent product, and it was a joy to work on.
Inclusive / Diverse
This company is either good or bad to EVERYONE across the board. There is an old-boy network, but there are women and minorities in it, as well as out of it. There is no discrimination in this company whatsoever.
Suggestions for improvement
- Lock down what the job title and duties are BEFORE interviewing candidates. Be honest about them, and set realistic expectations.
What I like about the company
The product is a good product, and it's a joy to work on, whether as a software developer, a database administrator/developer, or a GIS analyst.
What I dislike about the company
The senior management don't foster a climate of trust in the employees. Software and database development functions should be centralized under the VP of Development, and not placed under the Sales and Marketing.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CityMc Lean, VA
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2013