Unstable-But Great Benefits
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – August 16, 2018
3 stars only because the main offices in Chicago are substantially better than Tempe as far as overall culture, relationships and management.
Pros-Overall great place to get in just to learn the business, make good mentor and contacts. Great benefits and decent pay. Bonus at the end of the year-max 10% for management, 5% for staff. Business Resource Councils are great! EAP, STD, ltd benefits are great as well. Tuition Reimbursement.
Cons-Tempe is a new sight for the organization and has had a very rocky first few years. Over promised and Under Delivered. Management dangles carrots of opportunities that will never happen. Claim they want to build a new culture of innovative thinking, employee engagement and development, but stifle ever idea you have to make things better. All growth and opportunities that were promised are not available. They tend to hire for one position/job description and then when you start it's a totally different job. Management in Tempe is too busy competing with management in Chicago that there is no cohesiveness or structure. Stay on your toes because everyday a plan changes based on who decides to step in and throw their weight around. Have had 7 org changes in less than 3 years. Lots of Executives stepping down and moving on. No job security, every week the message is do more with less, be grateful you have a job, cut cost and try to send work to offices abroad rather than hiring in the states to save money. Prepare to be a viewed as a widget producing number and nothing else.