Pros: long hours as salary exempt, endless responsibility, executives willing to throw you under the bus at a moments notice to save face
Cons: executives, management, corporate, lack of tools to function, about 20 years behind the times
A typical day at work would involve at least a 9 hour day, often 10.
I learned that no one should work for this company unless your desperate.
Management was always willing to help - themselves. This often included blaming you for their mistakes and shortcomings, and throwing you under the bus.
I also learned that family-in-laws, IE. a VP and a manager – more... who reports to him - is an unethical combination.
There are a few good people that work there, and they continue to work there because they keep their heads down and just do what they are told, which often involves beating their hourly workers into submission.
The hardest part of the job ... not quitting every day.
The most enjoyable part of the job .. the few people there that made it a fun place to work.
Its hard to say if the corruption extends beyond the VP. I would propose an experiment. Time for a new VP, and see how the company changes. – less