- The Seattle Times28.Mar 2017
The news is now all about the money, and the rest of the company fears "I'm I next?" Faith and trust is management is almost gone - and rightly so.
Support from management
The attitude is "don't think, just fall in line."
Depending on the team you're on - especially in IT, you're either a member of a close knit team, or one that points fingers.
Freedom to work independently
Micromanagement has become the new norm.
Everything is communicated. Everything.
Attitude towards older colleagues
It's the younger colleagues that have a problem.
Office / Work Environment
Bring your own coffee, creamer, and sugar! Nothing is provided. And SLU is way too over crowded with construction and new companies. Getting here is a nightmare.
The have implemented a work from home policy, but management has not adopted the mindset to truly embrace it.
The company lays people off almost monthly. We all wonder who is next.
Suggestions for improvement
- Executive leadership must better understand what is happening at the Director level and below. Morale is extremely low, turnover is crazy high, and trust in management has all but gone. Treat your people like your most valuable resource, not a way to "cut spending". There are so many ways this company could cut spending and become much more lean, other than reduction in force.
What I like about the company
My teammates are awesome! But most have either been let go or have quit for better jobs.
What I dislike about the company
The company used to be a respected source for news and a company that cared about employees. Now the news is all about what makes money, and the employees are nothing but commodities. The company touts its community stewardship and publicly pats itself on the back, but has a completely hypocritical attitude about employees (most haven't received raises in 7-8 years, wages for most are well below market, and you are almost shamed for not making a committed salary reduction toward the United Way campaign).
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- CompanyThe Seattle Times
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