Great benefits and pay, emotional toll
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Research Triangle Park, NC – June 26, 2017
15+ year veteran, have seen the culture degrade. I would still recommend it as a company to work for, and if you're willing to make specific sacrifices, you will be rewarded.
I think it comes down to the individual, your drivers, where you're at in you personal life, and where you want to go with your career. I'm thankful for the quality of home life it's afforded me, but not the emotional toll it has taken.
And now that I'm later in career, I've even been told by mgmt lately that they were "looking for someone earlier in career." (yeah, I know, HR would be all over that one!).
Leadership focus is on metrics and speed of delivery. Quality relationships and team building are thrown out the window when the metrics aren't being met.
There's also no focus on career building. If I hear "you own your career" one more time....sigh. The quandary is, you get told that, then when you take ownership, you hear things like "this is where we see your career going." Which is ultimately a play to fill a gap that exists in that moment within a department's need.
In summary, great benefits, great pay, lots of opportunity for the right person, but a large sacrifice of one's self, both in time and emotionally.
Great benefits and salary, great opportunity for someone early in career and willing to invest the time.
Minimal job security, not for someone later in career, large sacrifice and toll on emotional well-being.