Support from management
Employees were regularly pitted against one another. The manager had never done the work in any of the departments under her, and therefore had no realistic idea of what it took to do the job.
I was never considered to be a part of the team. I was called stupid and overheard jokes told at my expense.
It was definitely not a paperless office. Every report was printed multiple times instead of being done electronically.
I worked 91 hours in one week, and 72 hours another week. It was difficult to take any time off due to having deadlines to meet every month. I had a family emergency one night, and my manager was showed no compassion at all, nor did my two coworkers.
Apparently other employees are happy there because they keep getting named in the Forbes list of best places to work in America. The office I was in did not fit that image at all.
There was never time to feel a sense of accomplishment.
Inclusive / Diverse
The company hires a lot of women, and promotes them. The office I was in was only women, and only one was African American. I wasn't hired the first time I interviewed because they wanted to "diversify the department" and so they hired a man instead (according to my manager during the interview in which she hired me after that man quit after one day on the job).
Suggestions for improvement
- Have more human resources personnel available. Give more training to management to help employees who may be struggling.
What I like about the company
The pay and benefits were very good.
What I dislike about the company
The office I was in was like a snake pit. Management would have benefitted from sensitivity training.