Understaffed and overworked
Professional (Current Employee) – USA – August 9, 2017
After several M&As, ended up working for this company. Since the most recent M&A, the only decent jobs are at company HQ in CT, even though its subsidiaries work in at least a couple dozen states across the US. The CT management fires very good people for no good reason, and hires people who know nothing about the industry to take their place.
Corporate does not seem interested in what the subsidiaries do, which is too bad, because they all provide an essential service - either electricity or gas - to their customers. Corporate likes to squeeze as much as they can out of every employee for the minimum amount of money spent.
The company gets so bogged down in the weeds of "processes" that it is nearly impossible to actually accomplish anything (despite regular 60+ hour weeks). The company's claims about work-life balance are a joke. It is so understaffed that in some areas, no one has been allowed to take any time off for months. Meanwhile, the people over at "big" corporate parent across the ocean are taking all of August off for "holiday."
Very diverse culture (one of this company's only attributes). Pay is okay, not great, and there are decent benefits. Vacation time is fairly allocated, yet many people, particularly long-time employees, end up not being able to take their allotment due to workload and you are very limited in what you can carry over year to year.
Pray you don't get seriously ill as sick time is very limited and also cannot be carried over.
Severely understaffed, overworked, bogged down in process minutia