Screwy management, health care
Communications Manager (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – June 30, 2015
The company became its own health care provider, which is a risk a much larger company can take on, but only lead to confusion with Elements. Try using the health care card at a doctor's office and they'll look at you funny as it's not an insurance card but a card for the administrators of the plan. The company that administers the insurance is terrible. Calls to get benefits authenticated go straight to voicemail.
Regarding management, the company went from free spending, no budget to freaking out over budgets. Upper management clearly acquired other companies way too quickly, which lead to laying off people. Which would be understandable if the layoffs were in departments that overlapped between Elements and the newly acquired companies, but that wasn't the case.
Where there *is* overlap are two separate marketing departments the company built up, which causes confusion and consternation for everyone.