- The Light Connection17.Feb 2019
While the main mantra of this company was to work together as a team to reach specific goals, it almost always felt as though it was one department vs. another. There was very little help or understanding from department to department, and lots of blame and grudges. The fact that two of the Giotta companies were in essence fighting over clients didn't help either.
Support from management
The HR representative is non-existent and not sympathetic to employees concerns.
Freedom to work independently
The amount of micro-managing from department heads in departments other than their own is overwhelming and counter productive.
The company has many meetings and memos relaying information, but it's rarely ever a true reflection of what's really going on.
Yes, they treat women fairly and offer equal opportunities for women.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Yes, they treat older employees fairly.
It's a small company, so there isn't much room for growth other than gaining the experience of working there.
Overall compensation for your work
Office / Work Environment
It's always very cold and there are barely any windows to see outside. It is well lit with florescent lighting.
This company expects it's employees to work unpaid over time and mandatory unpaid Saturdays. They claim it is part of your annual salary, yet they treat even employees with a yearly salary as hourly workers. You are looked down on and chastised for taking an actual hour long lunch or for clocking out on time.
Yes, they do a good job of safety training for employees and will reimburse employees for safety gear that they purchase independently.
While I wasn't happy with the company's sense of morale, I did love my job. It was a challenging puzzle every day. Multitasking, efficiency, and problem solving were key to performing this job well.
Inclusive / Diverse
No. They expect that you will tacitly agree with the management's ideas and opinions.
Suggestions for improvement
- First, there needs to be a separate and attentive HR department that is separate from the upper management staff. Second, the overall morale needs to be made more positive starting with the supervisors, more of a spirit of cooperation instead of who's department is better. Lastly, while I do believe there are equal opportunities at this company for women, there could also be more options made available for maternity/paternity leave.
What I like about the company
Working in the planning and manufacturing area helped me gain a greater respect for teamwork within a company. When all parties are working together it's amazing what can be accomplished. Seeing many moving parts and being a part of the internal workings of a manufacturing company helped me to understand there is more to a finished product than just the completed good. Also, working closely with upper management gave me great experience and confidence in seeking jobs with more responsibility.
What I dislike about the company
I believe they can do a better job of listening to employees concerns and truly acting on them. The HR department does not exist and it can make employees feel like there is no where to turn when they need help. The overall morale of this company is negative, but if you have a good attitude and perform your job well you can avoid most of the negativity. This is a great stepping-stone job to give you experience and a small pay check. But, because of the low pay and the very few opportunities for career advancement this is most likely not a job you could stay in indefinitely unless you have upper management experience and there is an opening.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyThe Light Connection
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee