On the surface, a position of kindness and concern is presented.
Support from management
Management has only one concern - their growth and advancement. There appears to be a fear in helping direct reports grow a career.
Peers groups tend to work well together, though there could be more acceptance of differing thoughts and views.
Freedom to work independently
Though promoted, this depends upon the manager working for/with.
Mediocre communications on a good day. Honest feedback is rarely provided.
There seems to be an effort to bring about more equality in the teams, though not as much in higher management levels.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Though this too depends on the team, most teams have an accepting attitude toward older colleagues.
Appalling on a good day. After 10+ years, I never had a manager work with me to grow my career, even though I was always looking for more, and how to improve the quality of what I did.
Overall compensation for your work
Compensation and benefits package is good.
Office / Work Environment
Clean and open, amenities and supplies usually readily available.
Recycling bins on each floor. Lots of glass windows to allow in sunlight and minimize the need for additional lighting.
Depending on the team and the department, there is a focus on maintaining a good balance here.
The image appears to be declining, the company no longer promotes a family type mindset, rather now, how to produce even more regardless the staffing cost.
No such thing as a secure job regardless on how committed one is to their responsibilities, you are "just" a widget producer.
Access is available to all locations. Excellent job done here.
Safety appears to be a consistent thought, excellent job done here as well.
There was always a backlog of challenging work to be done.
Inclusive / Diverse
There are strides forward with diversity over the past handful of years. Progress is happening.
Suggestions for improvement
- All comments pertain to the Home Office in Milwaukee. The first thing for improvement, replace most all senior management starting with CEO. Getting some new blood lines in the organization may be a good start.
What I like about the company
The teams that I worked with.
What I dislike about the company
That management did not appear to have the courage to help their teams grow as individuals. In my book, managers are to demonstrate "servant-leadership", sadly, this was a foreign concept to the organization.