Pros: professional positions have autonomy, benefits better than average
Cons: unmotivating, uninspiring, cautious, non-mainstream, location
Ever since the original owner of Fritz Industries, Inc. passed away, everything appears to have become more of a power-grab amongst people in management who feel they are entitled to everything. The entire structure of the company has been turned upside down and is less-favorable to the general employees. Even though the company has an employee stock ownership program, the upper management who control it are severely deficient in skills necessary to balance business responsibilities and objectivity with any “human factor”.
I would not recommend working for this company if you are looking for a long-term employer. Individual development does not exist, and team-oriented situations are few and far between, especially in the professional positions. While most of the professional positions provide some sort of autonomy and self-management, it becomes a drag quickly and you have to self-sustain your own interest in your own job to keep working there. In about 6 months, you’ll start to crave some sort of formal direction, cross-departmental projects, or anything that breaks the cycle and allows you to engage with others and think critically. You’ll want some inspiration, motivation, or someone in upper management to tell you that you are doing a great job and can provide constructive criticism without you feeling demoralized.
Upper management is incredibly uninspiring and does little to motivate and make people happier about whom they are working for. They forget that their responsibilities as company leaders are to provide leadership, inspiration and communication that excites – more... people about the direction and decisions made. Instead, they just delegate things and create a company culture based on “fear” and make you feel like a volatile “investment”. By “investment”, I mean you’ll feel as though that if you don’t do your job in such a way that profitability is improving, you’ll be seen as a liability that drags the share values down.
I would definitely wait until the year 2040 before considering working for Fritz Industries. That should be enough time for mother nature to run its course and instate a better generation of people to operate the company—hopefully people who are qualified and don’t make decisions based on emotions. If you do decide to seek employment with this company, do so at your own sanity. If you manage to land an interview here, be vigilant and ask tough questions as if you were going to work there for the rest of your life. If you don’t get the answer you were expecting, then it’s not worth it for you to invest months or years of your life into a job that constantly feels de-motivating, hinders your individual development and ability to improve your quality of life.
Working here, you have to force yourself to be excited, otherwise you’re just another employee on payroll expected to do a job function where your own motivations are your own responsibility. To sum this all up, working here can be quite depressing. – less