Too many politics, promotions based on ability to tell jokes and play golf rather than meeting goals
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 1, 2016
I worked for this company for over 20 years, during which time politics became more and more blatant. Bonuses were cut on the employees that were loyal to increase the bonuses on those who were more social and less productive. Many promotions were awarded based on the employees friendships with those higher up in the organization and had little to do with productivity. The annual goals document for salaried employees was a dog and pony show. One could complete every goal and more, yet still have their bonus cut because the company wanted bonuses to reflect a bell curve, with a certain number of employees placed in performance plans so that other employees could have their bonuses increased by up to 50%. Management has no empathy for salaried employees and heaven help you if a personal problem arises or your boss singles you out for reasons unknown.
Lack of upward mobility and nepotism, as well as a lot of politics