Company is ambitious and in the middle of transformation
Manager (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 17, 2015
Leaders cannot easily know when people are merely great in managing up; rather, they reward them with opportunities and question the people who raises this observation to leaders. Leadership time is focused not in honing in on the positive aspect of one's work but rather, on the negative/constructive aspect.Demoralizing words are easily released as reprimand for outcomes not meeting standards, with lack of sensitivity on employee challenges and on the supposedly learning environment that are building. Executives tasked in interpreting and executing strategies are not agreeing with each other, so people in the organization will feel this tug-of-war especially as the matrix organization grows. If you can find another place to work for that has a better culture, please do so. However, if you are aiming for a Director, VP, SVP position, this company pays high, relocates people, and benefits are great for this level. Lots of expectation on you and you will have to deal with difficult people and with high pressure, and demoralizing words at times, but you will be very well compensated and this becomes worth it financially. For managers and below, pay is still good compared to competitors but eventually you will feel that the work, pressure, expectations on your shoulder is not worth it. Directors and above can tolerate it because they are paid very well, and provided with significant pay and benefits and professional/personal investment not offered to the rest of the organization.
Career opportunities in the midst of transformation, high pay and great benefits for directors and above that allows tolerance for high expectations
Inequality of treatment, Blind to people who manages up well, and low tolerance for people who are just learning