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Reviews for The Light Connection

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 1 of 1 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 1 of 1 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location No tuition assistance No Paid Parental Leave No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match No flexible spending account No paid time off Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 1 of 1 reviews No relocation allowance No life insurance

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance No health and wellness programs No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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Company Culture

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.

Internal Communication

The company has many meetings and memos relaying information, but it's rarely ever a true reflection of what's really going on.

Gender Equality

Yes, they treat women fairly and offer equal opportunities for women.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes, they treat older employees fairly.

Career Development

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

No.

Office / Work Environment

It's always very cold and there are barely any windows to see outside. It is well lit with florescent lighting.

Work-Life Balance

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.

Workplace Safety

Yes, they do a good job of safety training for employees and will reimburse employees for safety gear that they purchase independently.

Challenging Work

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.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The Light Connection
  • City
    Oriskany
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
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