Terrible management vs. free coffee
Travel (Former Employee) – Irvine, CA – December 2, 2014
I really enjoyed the work that I did. The people (management, specifically), not so much.
There were some pros: the office is beautiful and located conveniently. There were fun office activities every so often, prizes and bragging rights included. Free coffee and tea in the kitchen. Advancement within is decent, sort of hit or miss (though not always based on pure talent so much as kissing the right butt).
There were a lot of cons also: the compensation was pathetic. Most of the employees, including myself, are/were grossly underpaid for the work performed. Management doesn't appreciate a lot of their employees either. The work/life balance is pretty bad too, especially given the previously mentioned poor compensation and appreciation.
There were several individuals that I (and others) had to interact with on a daily basis that were very difficult to work with. Management didn't care enough to remedy those situations, or were part of the problem.
Human Resources is a joke. A lot of their time is spent spreading rumors and gossip.
Some of this (pros and cons) is because JNR Incorporated is a small, family owned company. Some of this is because of very, very poor management choices and styles.
My advice: steer clear. Find somewhere else, you'll be happier in the long run. There's a reason there's a nearly 40% annual employee turnover rate!!
fun office activities, beautiful office
underpaid & overworked, unappreciative management