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WOW Business experience report

  • 14.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Data Provisioning Technician

2.56

Company Culture

The culture was somewhat ok about 30% and 70% stressful. Often the few african americans felt like it was racist by how we were treated. I have heard the statement Alabama has the right to fire. Seldom were there happy moments. The pay was good and the work I did was great, but working in the atmosphere where tension was when you walked in and had to put head phones on to focus off the job.

Support from management

Discriminatory, abusive to the point of favoritism to Earthlink employees or Caucasian somewhat racist. The way my supervisor spoke to me like I was a child and always had something to complain about from day one. I got fired without warning or chance for something I did not do.

Teamwork

Some colleagues worked well together for the ones that were black. The whites were stand off.

Freedom to work independently

I did not have any say in the structuring of my own area of responsibility. Most of the time other workers did what they wanted to do like miss work or be late and only got verbal warnings. Others got written up for family death. I was micromanaged and had to document my everyday activities where others were too but they did not turn theirs in. I was hounded from day one about my supervisor don't think I knew what I was doing and in the open around coworkers.

Internal Communication

Poor communication between employee and management.

Gender Equality

on my part I can only speak on. I do not believe nor feel equality was there do to racist or someone knew someone. I came through someone in Human resource and when she got laid off I felt people had the power to fire me and/or others do to what ever the reason. They were bringing in old coworkers from other jobs.

Attitude towards older colleagues

No problem with this

Career Development

no career development or no organized career development. It was little training and when it was done I enjoyed the person that did it, but for the most time it was my responsibility to take notes and ask questions that really I had to answer or figure out myself at times by watching.

Overall compensation for your work

Great benefits and compensation.

Office / Work Environment

Working conditions was what it was. I learned new things and did good in-spite of others doubt about me.

Environmental Friendliness

I don't think this was a factor on the job.

Work-Life Balance

work life balance for me was good.

Company Image

I enjoyed the company and other employees outside of my location. I enjoyed some employees in my location. Others I felt had a good ole boy mentality.

Job Security

I felt my job was not stable from the beginning because I was hired in as Entry level with little experience and my color of my skin. There were not many African Americans working in my location.

Handicapped Accessibility

No ramps nor other things I seen for disabled employees.

Workplace Safety

Good working conditions in this aspect.

Challenging Work

work was good and challenging, but was fun learning things and putting my education to work so I can grow and learn to better the company and myself.

Inclusive / Diverse

50/50

Suggestions for improvement

  • Replace management and make it more equal culture where people can have a more positive environment. Having human resource locally will be good too. Hire me back. I feel I was terminated wrongfully.

What I like about the company

The pay, The work, and the benefits

What I dislike about the company

The supervisor I worked for, He knew some of the workers from his previous employer, I felt a lot of prejudice, discrimination, and favoritism,

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

The following benefits were offered to me

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  • Company
    WOW Business
  • City
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Design

The following perks were offered to me

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