Support from management
I have been with this company for over 3 years, which is about the longest I've been at a job. My immediate Director has always set realistic goals and taken our team input to meet those goals. Recently, with changes in the industry, the leadership of the company (CEO, COO, President) changed our goals to ones that are unrealistic, which I feel is to avoid paying us the higher commissions we have been receiving almost every month over the past couple years.
The majority of my colleagues are very helpful and always team oriented. We have personal goals to meet, but also team goals to meet monthly, so we enjoy all working together to meet those goals.
Freedom to work independently
Yes, we are expected to come to work at our scheduled time, which is often before the supervisors arrive for the day. We are also working independently for most of the day, as we are expected to know our job responsibilities. I like not having someone breathing down my neck all day.
Most of the time, I receive necessary information via email to my department. However there have been times when changes are only communicated verbally, which can sometimes happen when I am off work for the day, not at my desk, or on the phone with a potential client, so I'm not made aware of the changes.
Office / Work Environment
For the most part, my office is comfortable to work in. It would be nice to have separate male & female bathrooms, instead of all 30+ members of my team sharing 1 bathroom.
I feel my company should start recycling because they do give us aluminum soda cans.
I feel no pressure to work additional hours and my employer understands I do have a family & a life balance. I became pregnant while employed here and they were very understanding that I had additional Doctors appointment and kept open communication with me while I was on FMLA/ Maternity Leave.
Our work can be challenging at times with an ever changing industry. Plus at my job, we work to save lives as we help people get into substance abuse treatment.