New furniture, paint, walls, cafeteria and flooring. The things worth changing remain the same
Pros: Newly painted walls, new offices, new cafeteria, new employees (which means they are hiring)
Cons: Lack of training, senior management out of touch with persistent rolling problems
This company has had one of the highest turnover rates I have seen in a long time. Some of its best and brightest employees have quickly departed for greener and friendlier pastures. At least two dozen or more employees across multiple departments have left within the past year.
Persistent problems exist like lack of training. Hiring people due to nepotism and not because they may be the best person for a job. Then when their inexperience shines through people have to make way to train them across the departments they affect so everyone's jobs will not be adversely affected. You are expected to train people outside your department and do it with a smile or else you'll end up with a bad yearly review.
When people quit, they are again replaced with hopeful determined new hires. Then these people yet again have to be trained and again ineffectively by their superiors.
Meanwhile senior management tries to improve efficiency by trying change processes instead of focusing on training people. They fix the walls with new paint, get new furniture and landscaping while some employees are still trying to learn how to look up information on the computer.
The new office layout is ripe with distractions because everything is within eyesight and people easily overhear people's conversations or people who simply walk by. They got rid of cubicle walls so as you try to concentrate more on your tasks at hand (or if you are not training another new hire) you can become uncomfortable.
Just because you put a pretty bow and lipstick on a pig does not mean you'd still want to kiss – more... it. After 10 years of service here you get four weeks of vacation. Sounds good? Then pucker up. – less