- Iron Systems12.Jan 2016
Little trust and nothing in the way of rewards.
Support from management
Management is always second guessing employee decissions. They are more worried about perception of the here and now than figuring out long term customer loyalty.
Employees try to work as a team but are often rebuked by management for doing so.
Freedom to work independently
There is no ability for employees to make their own decisions.
Few company meetings. There are department meetings to solve current issues. These usually end up as finger pointing sessions.
Few women. None in management positions.
Attitude towards older colleagues
I was older when hired. But very few others were out of their 30s.
Don't expect to move up.
Overall compensation for your work
Salaries are paid when they are expected. Few other benefits.
Office / Work Environment
Reasonably up-to-date equipment. The work space are very noisy.
It wasn't stressed. I didn't see anything overly alarming either.
Employees are expected to be there. Non-Exempt employees don't get vacation. Or paid holidays.
This is a company that has little real reason to exsist. It repackages another companies product and adds very little value for the customer. Most of the employees I talked with while working there, were there because it was a job not because they liked it.
If they like you you can stay. If not you will be asked to leave even if you do your job well.
The main building is on a single floor. No ramps or elevators needed. However, on the production floor, it would be hard to get an wheelchair between systems.
No safety training was offered. Things looked reasonably safe.
There were generally new challenges, but unless you were one of the engineers, input was not wanted.
Inclusive / Diverse
The management was not diverse. The worker bee a little. But they had no chance of moving up.
Suggestions for improvement
- Make benefits more equal. Make employees feel valued. Offer things like 401(k)s.
What I like about the company
I can't say there was much I liked about the company. I dreaded going to work most days.
What I dislike about the company
I felt I was constantly being micro managed. There was a big divide between Exempt and Non-Exempt empoyees. (Exempt got paid vacation and time off to visit their home land. Non-Exempt did not as an example.)
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyIron Systems
- CitySan Jose
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2013