- Silver Eagle Group Membership 1, LLC24.Nov 2015
Support from management
The company vp sets very unrealistic goals, has constant dissatisfaction and overall handles the majority of issues inappropriately (cursing, reacts off of emotion, lots hypocrisy, egotistical, and condescending judgements)
If you are given the chance to work with others the majority of them are great and want to help you but usually you are given big tasks to carry out alone.
Becuase the VP is in charge the supivisors on hand are very short staffed and tend to not be aware of the moving pieces from above do to lack of communication from the higher up. That can be very stressful and confusing to the main staff on hand.
They have a pretty set scale on what they look for in employees (military or law enforcement) but have been known to hire outside the box.
Attitude towards older colleagues
If you're looking for recognition, this is not the place for you. No senior employees, employees have a high turn over rate, even the long term employees can be cut out at any point. Company is very cold as far as employees but very successful with business it self.
Lots of moving pieces, positions come and go often. You could start off at the merch counter and end up an instructor.
Overall compensation for your work
Pay is horrible. Pay is the very minimum and usually never gets increased. Great place as far as coworker and day to day relationships with clients/members but little to no benefits, pay is scarily low in comparison to the amounts the company itself makes and the responsibilities given (majority of them you aren't aware of until day of). Company discounts are the majority of the reason people work there.
Office / Work Environment
Day to day is great. A lot of very good employees but the majority of the time you come in thinking you're doing one thing and end up doing something you're unprepared for or that same task along with several more with out any warning. They also do not tell you the extreme exposure of toxins (mainly led). They do not provide updates on led levels or anything either.
Very in tune wth current events in the world/society.
Lots of peer pressure from the VP on hours and vacation. Again, the supivisors are awesome and understanding but almost all decisions are made from the highest chain and tend not to be understanding. Becuase of the constant moving pieces hours usually don't staying by the book. You can expect to be called into work on a day off or held longer then the set hours on the schedule.
The image is on point. The company protreys a very well oiled machine from the bottom up. The reality of that is very different. For the most part the chain of command is good (within your main supivisors). It's the higher up that really promotes issues
No job stability. Extremely high turn over rate (usually 6-9 months max). The feeling I had everyday was walking on eggshells.
No tools or ramps, no elevator or electronic doors to help the disabled or elderly.
For a company that's supposed to promote safety, we have very little, if any real training. Aside from the vp and main instructors most of the employees/general emergency equipment aren't prepared. No training or monthly meetings, no sufficient workshops on training or safety. Most of the required on hand tools and equipment are out of date and/or unavailable on hand.
It's a great environment to work. The products are decent, the members are awesome, and it's usually staffed with really good coworkers. Friendships are easily made here.
Suggestions for improvement
- Treating the employees as well as they treat clients. The main issue is for the higher chain to realize that all employees are valuable, all employees should have recognition and shouldn't have to feel like they're constantly walking on eggshells. The direct supervisors are amazing but as long as the top chain is in office the results are always the same.
- Mandatory testing for led levels and general body care. A lot of chemicals are surrounding employees and they aren't even made aware of the potential risks and damage at hand.
- Sacrifice paying a decent amount of money to keep a stable environment and good workers on hand. The turn over rate wouldn't be so insane if they would give you proper temperament. The majority of staff stay for discounts (myself included) up until they have enough and end up walking away because employees are constantly over worked and underpaid.
- Make safety training a realistic thing. Send out emails, have meetings, do workshops. Help the employees learn actual safety and precautionary actions.
- Communication is key to anything. Especially when it's coming directly from higher up.
What I like about the company
I enjoy the commonly itself. The range is nice, the store is luxurious, the coworkers are friendly. The discounts are awesome!
What I dislike about the company
The way they handle employees. They will gladly sacrifice an employee for more money. For example they will charge and event for an instructor and assign and rso with little experience to the event so they don't have to pay an actual experienced instructor to be there.
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