It's a carpet company. Not a diamond company. 23 employees and 23 video cameras surveying each person. The level of paranoia there is sky high.
Apparently "something happened" there years ago and that is how small owners and management overrespond.
Cell phones are not permitted on-site. Internet usage is disallowed. Phone calls are recorded. That is paranoia.
Long hours are encouraged and breaks are not. At a certain salary level you get asked "where were you?" when you take a one hour lunch.
Work conditions are horrible. Carpet dust in the air and everyone is coughing.
Everyone is a hard worker but the level of intelligence among the rank and file there is pathetic. You get someone out of high school and of course they will work cheap.
Inventory management is crucial to this type of company and they have a 20-something in charge. Oh, she's always "busy". Prints out 100's of pages of report in the AM and spends the day going through them looking "busy".
I visited their DC in Georgia. They are drowning in inventory they will never sell. A lot of it after years is moldy, crushed and discolored. They rave about 99.5% fulfillment. But 20-something keeps buying since that is her main criteria for a job "well done."
Systems are hodgepodge of patched and patched again servers and software. It sorta kinda works and they have been considering a rewrite for THREE years.
Benefits are minimal. You get nickeled and dimed on salary negotiations. They have no clue as to what IT Professionals make in the NY Metro area. It's not Georgia guys. I think I was making almost as much as the IT Director.
Finally, there is a privileged class there. The owners, their family members, the CFO and the top sales guy. With the exception of the CFO who is actually down to earth, they act as the privileged few. Very little interaction with the rank and file except to make sarcastic comments and "share" what we may need to do better. Of course, they are "driving the business" and they can do no wrong.
Forbid they should take some of their millions and help the employees medical plan which is outrageous for families in terms of cost. Over $1200/month for decent medical. They could defray that cost if they wanted.
Very finally, no job security. When sales are down, people are laid off.