- Palermo Villa, Inc.25.Jan 2018
The company as a whole is pretty good. They're very into community involvement, they treat their employees well. Personal experience was not great.
Support from management
Everything is hush-hush and secret. Management won't speak to you...you have to talk through the "chain of command"...
If you aren't in the clique, don't bother. If you are unfortunate enough to be put with someone with the inability to train, it is a problem. If you find a better way to do something that is more efficient, it is not appreciated.
Freedom to work independently
HR was good enough to let us know on a consistent basis when people either quit or were fired... Communication within the department was somewhat lacking due to interpretation of what employees vs. contractors needed to know. There is a definite line between contractors and "real" employees.
Typical in the office setting
Attitude towards older colleagues
Not sure...I didn't see any older people working there
Overall compensation for your work
I was paid well enough and the discount in the café was nice.
Office / Work Environment
Too many people stuffed into a tiny room with bad air circulation and not enough heat. There was an incident where a person was incredibly sick, all were exposed to the illness, this person had the option of being able to work from home, yet they came in and shared the illness with everyone. Totally irresponsible behavior in a supervisor. Especially since being able to work from home was an option.
I'm not sure what this means. But they care for the environment and have a weekly trash pick up with volunteers.
They're good about having emergencies to tend to.
They're well known, sponsor sports teams and things at Festa Italiana.
There were people being fired or quitting on a weekly basis. This was happening for the "real" employees, being a temp/contractor was absolutely terrifying.
There's an elevator. But the doors aren't handicap friendly.
They're very big on safety.
Challenge was in getting good training. Unfortunate that some people are allowed to train rather than the people who actually know how to train.
Inclusive / Diverse
They have a large diverse worker population and offer classes to learn English. There might have been an issue with someone qualified to be a supervisor being passed over due to race in favor of someone else with less experience, less education and different race
Suggestions for improvement
- Cook the pizzas in Palermo Hall correctly...they were raw in the middle and burned on the outside
What I like about the company
Convenient location. Free parking. Onsite food.
What I dislike about the company
The big distinction between contractor/"real" employees. The hush-hush secretive nature of management. Their "blindness" to supervisors who cannot train and not being able to speak to management. Being talked about...
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyPalermo Villa, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee