Pros: competitive pay, easy work load
Cons: management, hr is insincere, stressful, gossip, catty, insurance is expensive
Pros: Worked for the Creative department as a "Craft Designer" for 27 months. The workload was easy, the work was easy, sounded like a fun and creative job. Rarely had to take work home. Salary was competitive, benefits were mediocre. No work incentives.
Cons: I'll start with the management. The management for the Creative Department seems to hide – more... the fact that they're not qualified for their jobs by being intimidating, building up a wall of buddies beneath them that they can manipulate.
They promote people based on whether they have a good "smile," if they dress cute, and most importantly, that they never ask questions or seem defiant. They are not concerned about creating a better product, making the company better or creating efficiency.
The department is ran like a gang of buddies, and if you're "in" you can skyrocket in advancement. If you're "out," you will be treated like excrement.
You will be treated like a child, made to sit in assigned seating and if you talk to the people beside you, you will be moved.
You are given a tall desk because the manager doesn't like for you to sit down at your desk because it "looks" like you aren't working.
You aren't allowed to bring cupcakes to work and share with friends, someone may feel "left out."
You can't throw a baby shower for a friend on your lunch break, someone may feel "left out."
You have to inform your supervisor 2 days in advance if your husband wants to come have lunch with you. Also, he can't bring your toddler because they might "annoy" someone.
You can't trust a single soul in the department for fear they will tattle on you and lose your job.
HR doesn't care about you as a person, they are also pawns of the management and will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat.
You are not allowed a voice, you will get fired if you speak up.
They monitor your lunch breaks, who you talk to, what you say, literally, your every move.
Literally, the most stressful job I've ever had. So glad I left. Should have been a dream job but the management made it a nightmare.
They aren't concerned about your health and safety, no safe places to hide in the event of a tornado. You will be asked to walk a significant distance to hide while the management gets to go to the nearest hiding place. Hmm.
In the event of an ice storm, you will be asked to come to work if it ever falls during Art Show week because they care more about the Art Show than your safety. HR had to go around apologizing to the people that came because multiple people had wrecks or slipped on the ice trying to come into the building.
Also, the insurance company is always trying to find ways not to pay for your care. – less