The Money is Fine; That's About It
Technical Writer (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – March 7, 2018
After years of mismanagement in my department, the company brought in a "fixer" who immediately fired a whole bunch of people. Some should have been fired long ago; others shouldn't have been fired at all. Needless to say, morale among the survivors plummeted and turnover skyrocketed, leaving the few of us who stayed to carry more and more of the load with no thanks of any kind. Meanwhile, at the company level, time off, 401k, and just about all the other benefits were decreasing from year to year. (Insurance costs also tripled, but I can't blame that on the company.) The pay kept me around for a long time, but eventually even that just wasn't worth the lack of satisfaction I was getting from my work. So, I quit. I have no ill-will toward the job or company, but I haven't missed it even for a moment since I left. Significantly, shortly before I quit, the President and Vice President of our division also "retired." Well, they said they had decided to retire, but within months they were both photographed cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of a competing company.
Diminishing every year. . .
Management seems to be largely clueless.