Anti worker hostile environment
Animal Caretaker 1 (Former Employee) – Iowa City, IA – April 5, 2019
The mgt at the ui is very poor. They make people mgrs that should never be in mgt to begin with! The work environment is very hostile. They foster favoritism, nepotism and scrutinize everything employees say and do. The mgt investigates staff for frivolous issues. It also nourishes a "do as I say not as I do" attitude. I was a 15 year plus employee so I seen a lot. Staff that had back or other issues were intentionally assigned tasks that would aggravate their conditions. The benefits are good but wages need to increase for the amount of work expected. Getting promoted is a whole another matter as well. If you didn't buddy up to mgt or do their bidding, you don't get promoted. Even you were more qualified, you would be passed over for a promotion. The job would go to someone that is either related to someone in mgt by blood or the person was a "yes man". Also workloads were very disproportionate among staff. Mgt denied this, but it was clear to see what was going on. Some staff was allowed to stand around and watch other people work,or they would hang out in the mgrs office most of the time. The Hr team is pretty much useless and stand by mgt . They are not on the side of employees. I had to file numerous grievances to make points such as safety issues and best practice issues. I had to fight just to get the proper respirators and new safety boots. The ui overall treats staff like a number. It was stated to me that people are waiting in line for these jobs.
Good benifits and retirement
Very poor mgt, ridiculous policies terrible treatment of staff