Balanced life-work environment with bias in favor of men with families
Assoc. Marketing Director, Relationship Management (Former Employee) – Roswell, GA – March 21, 2014
Although from the outside KC might seem like an open, female-friendly workplace, in reality, mainly if not all men make business and hiring decisions, and either hire their friends or ex-colleagues to continue the all-male, all-white culture.
As a female, most of the conversations directed at me were related to my need for children, the importance of family (i.e. children), and the importance of church - discussed openly in private meetings at work.
Finally, most competent women, if not all, were either not promoted, not allowed to apply for promotions, for suspicious circumstances, while less qualified males applied for promotions and were in fact promoted without rationale.
In addition, a culture of drinking, offense language by management, and a total absence of good business decisions (i.e. no fully transparent, professional budgets, product launch deadlines, performance reviews - they were agreed to by the parties before being submitted so that the politics, of upmost importance, would be protected),
An altogether unprofessional, male-oriented, old-school place to work that seems out of place in 2014.
Very limited work hours; invitations to shop, take long lunches, long happy hours, etc.
Women not promoted, women encouraged to have children, women objectified.