Pros: decent work-life balance for some departments, remote days
Cons: just about everything else. think about the worst things a job can become, and there's your list.
Rampant incompetence, miserable employees, rude and condescending managers, some that are even threatening, hostile, dishonest, and utterly without ethics. I think our CEO would fall into tears if he were to see how our office was managed. AVOID THIS BACKSTABBING, HOSTILE, INFIGHTING type of environment. No money is worth it. And some jobs do pay well, – more... but many other employees have laughable salaries. And getting a promotion is impossible unless you can stomach CONSTANTLY trying to smooze and boost the egos of the nasty and incompetent management.
Used to love working here. Never dreaded a single day of work. It's changed so much in a few short years that seeing employees in tears has become a regular occurrence. They have run so many good employees/managers/leaders out, primarily for having opinions based on years of solid experience that didn't jive with our clueless leaders, some who lack even the most basic skill sets of our field. I've been really lucky so far and haven't been targeted much or had to be involved with too much drama. I try to stay under the radar. Still, it is just too emotionally intense and draining to even be in that environment, and I can't wait to find something else.
The best advice I could give someone who wants to work there is don't try and stand up for anything, no matter how ridiculous the things you're told to do are, or what your many years of experience have taught you to the contrary. This is not the place where you get to use those skills, or contribute to the greater good. Just smile a lot, be quiet, and try not too appear overly intelligent. If you do that, you should be fine. You can stay out of the mess and not get targeted by any managerial bullies.
It's all quite sad, actually. This company used to be in touch with its core values and a real bright spot in its industry, but it has completely lost its way. – less