Easy job. Good pay. Unhealthy environment.
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – April 24, 2013
Creative team often wrongly blamed for any roadblocks or mistakes. Leadership at the top of the department consists of tyrants and yes-men, however always available to listen to any issues or concerns. When issues are not resolved or improved, you turn out to be the problem – the complainer. Best thing to do is let it be.
More specifically as part of the advertising team, you will more than likely be overworked as a newbie. Manager appears civil and cooperative on the surface, but abuses her position to preserve power at all costs leaving no fingerprints. Manipulative and threatened by her best employees, will rid of them by co-opting unsuspecting colleagues into hidden agendas. By no means qualified for her position, she is still bright and competent in other areas. A perfect environment has been layed out for her clique which consists of senior staff while the newbies get the brunt of the work.
Persons involved with the political game consume time and resources at the expense of the entire company and poisons working environment. Have seen several of the most talented employees go, affecting other departments. Leadership at the top must not be aloof, must take action and must stay open minded to the ENTIRE TEAM rather than catering to just managers in order to make drastic improvements within the department.
This position is well suited for those who are thick-skinned, do not care to advance in their career and desire a steady paycheck.
good pay. excellent benefits. coworkers.
no job security. high turnover. micromanaged. dysfuctional department.