You have to work on your own a lot without direction. You work with a few smart and dedicated staff in different areas.
IT Support (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – January 5, 2017
Company was growing but management was extremely poor in many areas and departments. However the work / projects always seemed to get done and problems got fixed due to some dedicated and hard working staff. A lot of management openly displayed favoritism. Office politics was obvious. Management skills are clearly lacking, as shown in how poorly they plan for some projects, and the lack of professionalism and people skills.
IT department was becoming dominated by a certain ethnic group, with some workers being knowledgeable and experienced, but the majority are not so you have to wonder how they ever got hired in the first place. A lot of the staff in a certain ethnic group are not helpful even if they were on your own team.
Often times you work on projects and applications without any help or input from management because a lot of the managers are clueless. You don't get any recognition for your hard work, or the knowledge and experience gained from the hard work, or the long hours worked. Only the management get the recognition for your hard work. Don't plan on any advancement opportunities or training unless you are one of management's favorites.
You're lucky if your incompetent manager leaves you alone so you can do your work in relative peace.
The company used to be a relatively good place to work at. But in recent years it has become pretty demoralizing to work there.
If you're motivated and resourceful you learn a lot on your own. Nice office building in Waltham, pretty views of the reservoir.
Incompetent management, no recognition for your hard work, no advancement or training opportunities, long work hours to get work done due to poor management planning, benefits have gone down, heavy traffic due to lots of office parks in the area.