Formerly great company being led to demise.
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – DuPont, WA – May 17, 2017
When I started people talked about the "good old days" when the company was good to it's people and compensated them well for the occasionally excessive time and effort they put in. When i started I thought it was just selective memory of the good times.
As my career continued, I found myself looking more fondly at the company of old, as opposed to what the company was being morphed into. The expectations were raised, the pay was not. The entire management structure seemed to be starting to blow on whatever the newest management craze was, with great neglect to what made the company great, what made the company money, and how the changes would effect the workforce. The people attempting to do great things became mired in politics, meetings, nepotism and favoritism. By the time I left, I yearned for the CEO's I had started with, and when doing good work, and having great ideas was rewarded, instead of being rewarded for sucking up to the right person.
In terms of my day to day job, it was fun, and initially technically challenging and enjoyable. There was much to learn and be shared. Anyone wishing to climb could, with some effort put in on their part. When my time was over, the company seemed to want robots in all parts of the company, doing the same thing everyday, not asking questions, or giving feedback.
Intelligent Coworkers and Mentors, Free soda, Pool tables.
Management, Red Tape, Desired Uniformity and Conformity in R&D