Smoke in Cordova, Tennessee said: This is a friendly but high stress work environment. Promotions are only granted to those that work alot of overtime and hang onto coat tails of management. Hard work and knowledge will not get you ahead here.
You are absolutely correct. I was chosen for an interview in Minnesota, and I chose to fly up there to be interviewed by a panel there. They looked so HIGH stressed, and the panel interview was a joke.
I do not know what it is about those panel interviews, but from my standpoint, if you got five people on that panel, and let's say one person likes you, and the others don't you are fried.
Because the person that likes you, like you said, will hang on to the manager's coat tail, I guess from fear of not being part or conforming with the crowd.
I only had one lady that thought I was a great match for the position I was being interviewed for, mind you I did not pay for anything, Cargill took care of all the expenses, even paid for my meals.
Outside of that I have no problems with them, except they looked highly stressed out, or maybe a little threatened by someone being introduced with the possibility of joining their sweat shop.