There is minimal contact with supervisors above location level in some fields , others there is daily contact but with those other fields what you did two hours ago doesn't matter,it's about doing more so the pat on the back is essentially backhanded and leaves an empty feeling as far as accomplishment and a job we'll done . The fairness in some fields is as much as a 50% difference in the same job, where in a more physical field it's 75% difference .
Support from management
There is no support if you don't hear from the top assume you're doing ok , if u hear from the top you're at fault for whatever the issue . Lose ,lose 8yrs!! The decision making depends on the weather that day which has lead to multiple legal issues, and creates an extremely hostile environment when dealing personally with local public.In our particular area we are shorthanded to the point we travel to multiple locations uncompensated which again creates stress and burdens the employee. Ultimately it doesn't feel good to work here.
Each worker has there own little ways of doing things ar there particular location none of which is the same as conditions and location are key issues but the overall teamwork at ground level is equally split due to professional understanding of the job . Good cohesion.
Freedom to work independently
We don't have a say in weather the work load is fairly distributed if it needs done someone has to do it and will no matter the issue and frankly it's a subject you learn to drop and deal with as the cure is quit the job . The person in charge of a particular location does however to a certain degree have the ability to delegate responsibility as he sees fit to accomplish the daily duties and in some cases may have to do them himself .
This company doesn't hold meetings with field workers unless there has been a corporate complaint filed by patron or employee . There are no good job meetings here.
Attitude towards older colleagues
To ashamed to answer this question. Company has not been fair to older employees and have paid for it.
Overall compensation for your work
At the field level the wage to work ratio compared to similar companies is roughly an $8,000 a year difference. With the added expense of paying your health premiums weekly makes for a not so desirable but must have pay check. In some positions employees are offered better health dental and vision care and in other positions or fields only offered health care with no dental to even be an option which out of pocket reduces the income yet again. As far as paid on time weekly checks are paid fairly regular, weekly commissions on the other hand have been days and weeks late if paid at all.
Office / Work Environment
At the location level the systems and buildings are outdated and lacking which in turn inhibits the functionality of the entire location.
In certain fields vacation, sick time or personal can be taken anytime and within that field for The most part families are important as far as the immediate chain of command however , in our other fields there is extreme peer pressure for working hours upon hours with no consideration to families with the possibility of no compensation for the time, effort, or work done which is an incredible strain professionally,and more importantly personally in the home life.
I haven't heard a positive word from an employee about the company in at least 4 years. No we don't talk fondly about our company. Most of us won't tell someone our corporate name for fear of backlash.
Some jobs here are stable unless you have someone mad at you , while other jobs we call the revolving door last maybe a few weeks at best six months. We are told regularly that we can be replaced tomorrow which makes me think nothing is stable.
Yes we provide as many accessibility resources as possible where possible.
I have worked in many outdoor fields with OSHA standards under previous companies but at present have never had any interaction with OSHA at this particular job and I don't know if this company even has any dealings with OSHA for training and standards. I carry what I've learned from other OSHA training at my present position.
This is a very hard question to answer as the morale within our company is at an all-time low so I would have to say with the constant demand of more work more hours and no incentives and the internal survey we've done in our field the answer would be no . The employees are more broken than anything.
Inclusive / Diverse
No communication within the company to give a definitive answer on this subject.