Interesting & Challenging
Assistant Purchasing Agent (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 27, 2014
If you are self-sufficient your work day can be enjoyable. Training is minimal, so you need to hit the ground running. There are pockets of people who are team players, will render assistance and can be invaluable during your tenure. Management is prone to favoritism and building fiefdoms. Once you find the departmental subject matter experts that are team oriented and can assist you with your work, the job becomes manageable and can be enjoyable. The best part is doing a great job regardless of the obstacles you may encounter, however, once you get to that point are probably assimilated into the environment. There are opportunities for advancement, but fulfillment appears to be politically oriented rather than based on knowledge, skills and abilities. Notwithstanding, there are many people who can, and do work successfully in this environment.
Egocentric personnel, bureaucratic environment