Could be Great, if Management Let it Be
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Troy, MI – December 18, 2017
The renovation of one of their buildings into a more modern, open landscape with short cube walls and a general, centered meeting area with glass door meeting rooms around it was a nice start. However, the older, three story building attached has some work to be done to match. Its pretty close- quartered in that building when it comes to people and their work stations.
Management, depending on who or where you're working, can be too of a "good ol boy" hierarchy. If you're not in, you're most likely going to be out and soon. They expect you to do EVERYTHING, over and above what you think your job might entail. Also, they throw money at travel like no other business ever. They don't care how much it costs them for you to travel nor how frequently. You must keep up appearances with management to succeed, even if your work or travel is less than worth it or busy. Play the game, you'll succeed.
Work- life balance is great; allowed to work from home when need be, plus 11 holidays off, paid.
Pay scale is good but you will have to bust your hump to keep up as their is no training nor mentoring unless you make it happen for yourself. They expect you to know how they operate and quickly, even if you might be going through the motions for the first time, 8 or 9 months in. Most projects take a long time to get through all phases; one in particular was still ongoing and was started in 2012!
work- life balance, pay
terrible management attitudes, overwork, travel