Pros: amenties are avaialble-but all involve fees which most employees cannot afford, employees are given a discount on products sold in the stores
Cons: blantant favoritism, presumed guilt without affording an opportunity to explain circumstance, targeted scrutiny to set up pretexts for disciplinay action, often required overime hours without additional pay;
Little or no training is provided for Legal Dept. Home Office positions; new hires are expected to learn the systems on the job and are highly criticized for not being familiar with and/or quickly assimilating the ever-changing and often non-functional on-line programs.
Recognition for hard work is rarely, if ever, acknowledged or rewarded in any way-even – more... verbally.
Management expects last-minute or after-the-fact assignments to be completed immediately, even though those same matters may have lain dormant on their own desks for days, if not weeks. Little or no explanation or instruction is given other than the statement "Do this."
It is obvious that often mangers have been placed in positions for which they are poorly qualified, but have risen in the ranks through egregiously cultivating relationships with upper management, rather than through any actual experience, outstanding merit, or achievement. Some are particularly disorganized and short-tempered, and most will never back up their subordinates if any criticism is even suggested against those employees.
Some employees are held to a very strict level of performance while others are allowed to come and go as they please, use their time on personal interests, and carry a relatively light work load in comparison to their peers. Policies are selectively enforced, depending on whether or not one is in a favored status.
Required frequent and repetitive meetings are held (as many as 6 a month) for employees to report on assignments in order for management to appear as though they are "managing" their subordinates, when in fact, they are completely out of touch with the work being done.
Morale is extremely low, and numerous employees are looking for other positions. It is easy to understand why there is a constant revolving door in this department. The dept. is always short-handed because the budget goes to managerial salaries and bonuses rather than to hiring sufficient personnel . – less