- K-12 Ed and Prevention, Hazelden Foundation09.Feb 2016
It is a unspoken family business with little influence from the public and trust comes very little.
Support from management
The company does not know how to handle conflict. In most cases, they have fired the one who is not related to anyone in upper management regardless of the person's incident, employee performance, or other logical reasons. Goals and targets are unrealistic. They change it on you if you are exceeding expectations of others who are more favored. Lower management fear making any decision and seek upper management for approval - on anything and everything. Employee decision making is not exercised.
There are lots of nice people there. Family related colleagues help each other out; however if you are not part of the family tree, you're alone.
Freedom to work independently
At the beginning, workloads are equal across the board, if you are non-relative of upper management, your workload eventually becomes increasingly higher while others become lower.
No body really communicates with you. Once you're there, you kind of have to find your way and hope you don't drown.
This company is not about women equality. It's about family outsider equality. You are at a disadvantage if you are not family/friend of upper management.
Overall compensation for your work
They pay well and benefits are good.
Office / Work Environment
You are given all the materials you need to stay at task. The cube space given is little; however. There are more women than men in the office. Their bodies fluctuate in temperature and so does the office.
Most people live within miles of the company.. some live as far as two hours away. You're expected to drive to work regardless of the weather condition. We live in MN. We get snow and blizzards. The company is located in a rural city, so the roads are poorly cared for during cold, snowy weather. You're given PTO but aren't always allowed to use it. You're expected to travel one week every month to visit clients. If you have a family or commitments at home, it's hard to be gone for that long. Peers who travel have expressed their enjoyment away and have pressured me into doing unethical things against my values and spouse.
You will find a mix review of this company. There are more mediocre than positive reviews.
working from home is not an option. there are not parking ramps and they aren't a lot of elevators.
I felt I was making a difference with what I was doing. However, when I was put in that immoral situation I knew what true work challenges I was going to be facing with Hazelden.
Inclusive / Diverse
This company only promotes diversity to save face. They diversity population is maybe, 3%. Majority are white.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyK-12 Ed and Prevention, Hazelden Foundation
- CityChisago City
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2014
- DepartmentMarketing/product management