Good idea, bad execution
Marketing Employee, Jacksonville, FL - May 12, 2015
I enjoyed the variety of work. One day working on a catalog, the next perhaps photography or web imagery or environmental graphics etc. Good variety of work.
The idea of "Together, we save lives" is taken seriously at the company but the execution of any/all things marketing has been miserable at best. The company has tried several times to make changes that improve these shortcomings, but seems to continue to make one mistake on repeat: Making decisions in complete isolation of employee input (and also MOSTLY lacking input from the consumer base). If employees who did the day to day operations were consulted with and the consumer base who was being marketed to was tapped as a resource, i think the decision making would have been more effective and in a more timely fashion.
Majority of the company truly believes in the mantra "Together we save lives" and coming to work everyday for this noble cause is genuinely gratifying, Immediate teams within the company seem to operate effectively within multiple divisions of the company, my immediate team was a pleasure to work with, With little exception everyone acts in a professional manner on a daily basis
Upward mobility is virtually non-existent, Management very rarely listens to employees and tends to make decisions void of the input from the people "in the field" or with the expertise to add value to the decision making, Accountability is requested and expected of anyone below Director level but there seems to be very little accountability above that level when it comes to equipping employees to perform the job they are assigned or when it comes to observing logic and/or current industry trends and affecting change • Little respect is given to the end-user audience, Repeated refusal to utilize focus groups & put into action surveys or other ways to get a genuine method of connecting to consumers, Little respect is given to design/marketing process