One person is all it takes to ruin your career here. Do NOT expect anyone to step up for you.
Support from management
If you're targeted as an "unwanted" (regardless of performance) do not expect support to dissuade the inevitable.
Excellent coworkers, great potential to learn, if you're on the right team.
Freedom to work independently
Your "freedom" is often used against you. My experience it that management will cite your decisions are incorrect, without any even attempts at corrective actions.
CEO constantly sends weekly rah-rah emails. As it runs out all for naught.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Age is not an issue, your expertise will be. The expectation is to have a very broad base of knowledge, which supports their haphazard decision-making.
My experience is that you are given (discussed with and approved by you manager) opportunities to develop into directions the company is unwilling to go. Then you will be placed on notice that you do not have the skillset needed.
Overall compensation for your work
Pay was pretty decent. Hint: if this is brought up during a one on one, your days here are numbered.
Office / Work Environment
Newly refurbished office, hot drink selection, snacks, ok parking.
Heavy into disposables, uncertain recycling program. Not much thought to energy efficiency
In IT you will be expected to work late AND report to work the following day. While some managers try to step in for their staff, that is clearly frowned upon.
Nothing more than a façade.
Job security is non existent. If a manager decides they don't like you, and puts you into an "improvement program". Policy prevents you from transferring.
Very busy, doing disjointed tasks. A lot of work is spent redoing things because of poor upper management planning.
Suggestions for improvement
- Remove the IT department and outsource those functions.
What I like about the company
What I dislike about the company
Upper management seems to be completely unaware of the goings on in IT. No clear direction as to how to reach the company's goals.