Putting out Fires - Vaguely plan ahead
Office Manager (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – August 20, 2015
Be prepared to be pigeon holed into a role no matter how hard you work to try to evolve into something, it's not going to happen. It's that "If it ain't broke, why fix it" mentality, so you will be in your role until you decide to retire, that's if you're looking to evolve or develop your career. If you don't want to grow or evolve, then it's a place for you. Management do not coach, promote or encourage, instead, Management ignore you completely until you skip a beat, then everything that you worked so hard for doesn't matter. Do not expect development, do not expect any realistic goals. Since your daily routine is to put out fires and not focus on your core responsibilities, there is not quantifiable matrix to measure your work to properly assess you at your review. You will be doing work of others and reprimanded for wanted to address your core responsibilities...the very things that are listed on your review to complete in order to get a raise. If you are a good worker, be prepared to take on others short comings and not being compensated for it. Be prepared to be in the background and very seldom in the foreground as an equal team member, though you are given the tasks of others on your team...don't you think you should be qualified to fulfill some roles to be allowed to evolve into something more or at least developed into a career instead of just a job.
Make sure you fight for the right compensation, I had to during my 2nd year. I was under paid by 10k.
Flex time ( Be careful...you will hear about it...behind your back )
NO structured roles, Lack of encourgagement and NO career growth