I was given an offer Mid-2017. I decided to give up my 3-year tenure job to accept this position. When I started the position, I thought this company was great. The employees are great to work with and my manager was very open to work/life balance as long as the job gets done. I was told they have a bad turnover recently but projected for a large growth of the company.
A few months into my employment suddenly out of the blue, I find out HR has been constantly tracking the time and place of all their employees. So at this point, I talked to HR and they don't like my schedule even though I was working for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I thought to myself if they didn't like my schedule, why didn't they say something about it earlier? I decided to follow the new schedule they provided and started 30 minutes earlier and leave 30 minutes later. Now, about a month after that talk, they decided to lay off me due to budgeting reason. Here's a big problem with the company, during the company stand up, they said they are hitting the goals and now, on the other hand, they say they are not hitting their goal and decided to layoff. The consequence of this is a major roadblock in my career and the timing of the layoff right before the end of the year left me without employment for well over half a year. This company treats their employees as numbers rather their own welfare.