- Pirelli Tire LLC28.Apr 2017
The overall culture of the company is good, however; there is very little top down push or oversight to ensure that the culture is cohesive from the bottom up. Only select "Go-getters" really embody what the company is about.
Support from management
Unrealistic expectations and poor oversight on work balance within departments. When issues are brought up they are passed off without much thought or investigation.
This one is hit or miss. There are a few that and together and form some camaraderie and get the job done but this is not a thing pushed by management at all it up to you to be part of a team or not.
Freedom to work independently
Generally they want you to work independently. you have your own assignments and are expected to complete any task involved. Most of the time the balanced of workload is very uneven and your responsibilities may not even be fully understood by your direct supervisor which makes it hard for them to understand the scope of the work your actually doing.
Communication is very broken here. you are told to do one thing by person a. then another by person b. with no support from either when it comes to a head.
If your not one of the "in crowd" or if you are the only person who knows how to do your day to day job you will be held back from advancement opportunities this happened to me personally.
Overall compensation for your work
For some yes for others no. again the work balance here is so variable and the pay doesn't match. additionally their yearly review process is severely broken and promotes mediocrity. Everyone gets a trophy mentality.
Office / Work Environment
Generally the environment is good. Nice lunch area along with a gym. Office spaces are cleaned daily.
Again depending on what end of the work load balance your on you may be working 60+ hours while your co worker is only putting in 25 hours worth of effort. As far as personal event they tend to work with you but you are still expected to have you stuff done.
I was extremely proud to work for this company for the first 8 months or so until i began to realize how corrupt the inner workings of the political system there actually was.
You literally have to steal from this place to get fired. I saw some of the most un motivated people and under-forming group maintain stable employment here. Compliance and mediocrity is rewarded constantly.
Inclusive / Diverse
Very diverse culturally and are open to hear your ideas. whether you see them develop any further is up for debate.
Suggestions for improvement
- I think that top level management should hold middle management to a much higher standard and require them to set an example. I would recommend that HR not be so friendly with the management so that that can do their job appropriately without making decisions based on keeping the health of personal relationships in good standing. I would say reward your hardest workers and motivate your low performers to reach the standard set by your top performers vs. allowing them to be subpar. I would say really invest yourself into your teams and departments to try and get better and not just do enough to get by.
- My final note. Studies have show that the number one reason good people leave a job is not money, its not benefits, and its not being overworked, it is simple poor management. You cannot hold it against a person for leaving a company for its refusal to evaluate management performance and its effect on the lower level employees.
What I like about the company
I like the Brand and what it originally stood for. I like the diversity of them employees and the chance to meet people from all walks of life and from many different cultural backgrounds. I loved the feeling of being proud to work there at least in the beginning. And for the few that were willing to bear down and work their tails off towards a common goal I loved those co-workers.
What I dislike about the company
I don't like that yearly employee surveys were blatantly and continuously ignored especially when it concerned management performance. I did not like the fact the little oversight was kept on department managers and they literally had no standard operation procedures. Unqualified people being promoted into positions based on friendships vs. their ability to perform the job duties. Very man HR violations that were shrugged off with no reason. The harder you worked the harder they would let you work but with out any compensation increase and with our pushing others to keep up. The tolerance of mediocrity and complacency. complete reluctancy to work together fro department to department. Un willing to let the hardest workers advance in fear that you may have to do more yourself.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyPirelli Tire LLC
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2017