Upper management are poor managers and company underpays employees
Marketing Programs Specialist (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – October 6, 2015
Very dissatisfied with this company. In the beginning they offered no training and/or direction in performing job responsibilities. Later on, the situation improved but at the end, it was not a good place to work simply because the pay structure for non-management level employees is very poor and the company doesn't believe in offering raises to employees that work hard. Indeed, loyal employee are rewarded with being "let go" so the company can save money on bonuses and pay raises at the end of the year. Upper management, especially in the Marketing department are poor managers and are completely apathetic towards their subordinates, instead, choosing to be "talking heads" who mouth pithy company cultures that they themselves don't adhere to. A high degree of favoritism is evident with VPs and CMOs playing favorites and offering perks to only the chosen few. The offices are quite chic and located in downtown Dallas, which makes the commute a 1.5 hour nightmare for employees with families who live in suburbs to give their children the advantages of a good school district. The company deliberately chooses to hire new graduates and people without attachments or married couples without children so that they can be at the beck and call of the company without any personal conflicts. At the end of the day, the "fun" environment that the company has created does little to offset the harsh reality of poor pay, long hours, an even longer daily commute and a general disadvantage that people with families find themselves in. It's good as a first job for fresh graduates but not much else.
Young team, brightly lit office space and good co workers.
Poor leadership skills of upper management, Very poor pay structure and chances of advancement are slim.