Good company if you do not plan to advance
Administrative Specialist (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – October 3, 2017
I began in a part-time position. I posted for a different job a few times and after 3 years, finally got advanced to a full time job 5 grades higher. Was currently enrolled for a BS in college. Now that I have my degree, I am unable to advance to my current field of expertise. Very disappointing to see new hires coming in for these positions, and I am stuck for 4 years in the same place with no chance to advance. I will likely have to leave to break into my field. Absolute madness!! The recruiters are the gate keepers that squash opportunities, and they are permitted to get away with it. There should be career counseling, especially for those that used the company's tuition assistance. Why would you pay to educate your employee and then allow them to take their skills to another company? Why would you not desire to retain them and encourage their development? Makes no sense!! My recommendation to a newcomer...make your best negotiation when you come into the door as your 1-2% annual increase will leave you feeling very unappreciated.
Good amount of PTO, benefits are good, nice coworkers
Management out of touch, few opportunities to advance, HR is the gatekeeper to opportunity, limiting the advancement opportunities. Union employees are favored over non-union. .