We're sorry to hear that this is your impression of the company and hope to shed some light on the comments you've made. There are many opportunities for professional growth within the company, but advancement opportunities are given to those who exceed expectations and demonstrate leadership within their teams. Advancement is not guaranteed and must be earned. Management provides two opportunities each year to be reviewed and offered a raise, however, raises are not given to those who are not meeting expectations. Apart from holiday lunches, the company also invests in additional communication and personality training for each employee to help them grow professionally. If you demonstrate that you have a strong work ethic and commitment to the team, you will succeed here.
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Clark Associates, Inc., based out of Lancaster, PA is still a family-owned business and was not bought by Assured Partners NL. There are many companies with "Clark" in the name so it's easy to get them confused!
We're sorry to hear your experience has been negative and would like to clarify a few things based on your impressions. As a rapidly growing company, there are several opportunities for advancement, however, to be selected for these opportunities, we look for individuals who have demonstrated leadership qualities within the team and who have exceeded expectations. We offer two review opportunities during the year, both with the potential to receive a raise, however, if the employee is below standard in any category, a raise will not be given. We seek to reward those who are exceeding expectations and challenge those who need to improve, providing them with regular feedback to help them get to the point where expectations are being met.
We're sorry to hear you had a negative experience working for Clark and appreciate your feedback. With our growth over the last few years, there have been and are several advancement opportunities, however, when selecting individuals to fill leadership roles, demonstrated leadership qualities carry more weight than amount of time worked.
We also seek to constantly improve communication within the company which is why we implement personality and communication training using DiSC. The goal of management is not to micromanage but to encourage personal and professional growth.
We're sorry to hear you had a negative experience during your time with Clark and appreciate your feedback. Our Procurement department definitely works at a fast pace and requires employees to learn quickly and many times learn independently. For some, this environment is just what they're looking for, but for others, it is not. Our goal is to determine whether or not a position will be fulfilling for the employee over the long run within the first 60 days, and if it's not going to be, we prefer to give that person the opportunity to move on to something better for them as opposed to keeping them in a role that's not a great fit for them.
Regarding the cultural concerns, we aim to have a positive, team-oriented culture that inspires hard work and new ideas, and we are sorry to hear that you felt this wasn't the case. Your concerns have been passed along to our Procurement leadership team so that any issues can be addressed.