Great employees in the trenches; wolves in the glass offices
Employee (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 7, 2018
If you read no further, let this be your takeaway: DO NOT TAKE A JOB AT A PLACE FOR MOM.
I worked with some of the best people I have ever known when I was at APFM. I had a lot of fun, attended some great parties and had a lot of free lunches.
I also learned the hard way that just about everyone in the corporate office from manager on up is really only out for themselves. The instant they perceive an employee to be rocking the boat or giving of even a whiff of controversy, that employee will be terminated immediately, regardless of performance and reputation up to that instant. HR would prefer heads to roll than to actually have to do anything difficult. Senior leadership and/or the owners (hard to tell from the bottom levels where the directives originate) drive hard for the bottom line and care only for lining their own pockets. To say that the majority of employees are underpaid would be a dramatic understatement. Leadership attempts to compensate for this by peddling the "you're making a difference to people in need" angle, but that gets old fast.
If you want to make some great friends while being underpaid and overworked, while jerks around you get promoted and good people get canned, by all means, work for this awful company. If you value yourself in any way, run for the hills.
lots of free food, great view, fun coworkers, generally valuable work
godawful management at pretty much every level