Great Workers, but Volatile Situation
Program Manager (Former Employee) – United States – October 19, 2015
Solid, professional players abound, due to charismatic outreach during initial recruiting and promise of interesting work. Once on board though, the situation is much different for nearly all hires, with unrealistic expectations and belittling comments from execs made both in front of others and behind workers' backs. The workload is very heavy for the team members directly working on contracts. Corporate staff members seem to have a slightly better schedule, though they are even less insulated from executive leadership's inappropriate remarks, volatile temperament and general underhanded methods. Many people stick it out through initial frustrations because market niche is really intriguing, but after multiple beatings (verbally), employees generally depart when other opportunities arise. For those that don't, leadership fuse is very short when hiccups in contracts occur, and people are let go with little-to-no warning. The revolving door is a major reality at Insignia, more so than anywhere I'd ever witnessed or really even imagined before. Because of these things, much of the time spent working feels like a dark cloud is hanging over the staff. There is so much promise in the organization, it's a shame that growth will always be stunted because of these factors.
Interesting, Complex Projects