Suggestions for improvement
- I've mentioned things in the last statement, but I'll list some again. Definitely improving the amount people are paid based on how they work and not what a national average might be. Improving the quality of work-life in the office with more space for employees, meeting rooms that work for our purposes, and areas for employees to decompress.
What I like about the company
I have loved working with the people here. When working with people who are on the same level as you (not managers or upper level employees), I have found so much camaraderie between the team. Not only does everyone work well with each other, we have found friendships within the people hired here. The flexibility to take time for a Doctor's appointment or other needs makes working here a breeze. Not to mention the refined flexibility of working from home with permission from your manager.
What I dislike about the company
Upper management (VP and C-levels) do not understand what our current work culture is like. Instead they try to mold the culture into what they believe it should be. While I understand that concept, what they aren't seeing is that we need to be met where we are right now. Many employees here are not paid enough for the work that they do, which needs to be fixed. With every client that comes on board, no new staff is hired to account for the load of work - thus making many employees feel overworked, unappreciated, undervalued, and underpaid. However, it is not a secret that our company pays tons of money for ridiculous things - remote employee visits, travel expenses, and even the CEO's apartment that he doesn't stay in. So, when employees are feeling like they're underpaid, there's more than just "what does the average employee in this field make" that comes to mind. If our leadership would showcase care and dedication to the employees that make the company run, as well as make notable changes that would improve an employee's work experience, I feel like mending the wound of disliking leadership would start.