- Kivel & Howard LLP12.Oct 2016
Work functions were cold and forced.
Support from management
Any opportunity for management to support staff were avoided if they were not also self serving
Employees did their best to work together, in spite of managerial abandonment
Freedom to work independently
One of the very few benefits was a level of autonomy in my daily work
Some times even basic requests would not be acknowledged for days, and some times weeks.
Classes and courses were never considered.
Overall compensation for your work
Enormously under payed, and any talk of a raise was laughed at. Not just denied, but laughed at.
Office / Work Environment
Violence, yelling, temper tantrums, lectures, and chewing out, were all parts of daily life, and did not reflect personal performance or relevance.
My personal life was second to work, regardless of wages or scheduled working hours. Even important personal events were expected to be put on hold.
I was made to feel replaceable at any time. People were fired frequently for minor issues regardless of their previous efforts.
Every day was a struggle. Even slow days would easily be filled with endless projects and wish list items.
Suggestions for improvement
- The owners need to be removed from all decision making, and all management needs to be replaced by people who know how to lead and manage in a way that doesn't demoralize and abuse employees.
What I dislike about the company
There are very few aspects about Kivel & Howard that I didn't dislike. The environment devalued people, while pushing them to perform until they burned out and left or faltered and were fired. They payed too little, expected too much, and had loyalty to none. It is an absolute wonder that they have been able to stay in business with the turnover and pervasive abuse that goes on there.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyKivel & Howard LLP
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2016