Id' think twice about working here
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Crystal Lake, IL – January 7, 2016
This company does not appreciate its employees AT ALL. Sadly, their employees are pons in their game of numbers. They only care about how much money they can make and don't care at whose expense. I worked there 3 1/2 years and was never given a review or raise. Soon after hired I was told there hadn't been a raise for anyone in over 7 years and the last one given was not even a dent in the cost of living increase.
My direct manager was incredible until it was time to "downsize" me. The company was facing a -$400,000 shortfall in its budget and started hacking away at staff, closing whole office sites and reducing benefits.
To avoid cutting jobs during the big recession, the employees agreed to work 37.5 hours a week in lieu of laying people off. The 40 hour work week was never restored once things looked like they would be improving and no overtime was ever "allowed".
Very little room to grow in the company unless you're already in upper management which some people still have their jobs while seemingly being ineffective at their jobs. This is just my opinion. I don't have many facts to back that up. I know my manager's boss had NO clue how we did our job, yet was in charge of us and making decisions for our dept. Everything was based on "numbers" not how the job was actually done. He is an example of what I mean by not being effective in his job, but still seems to get promoted every other month to something else bigger.
Definitely enjoyed my coworkers, the job I did and the environment in which I worked. About the ONLY pros of the job.