Pros: insurance, benefits, company vehicle
Cons: too many to mention- read below
When I read in other reviews about the "good ole boy" mentality, it sure it home for me. In the facility I speak of, there were young men right from college, and some who flunked out of college who delighted in their position of management. No experience, no common sense, just a desire to give orders, spend money, and golf while their workforce kept – more... long hours, usually having very little time with their own families.
These people in management were appointed to their positions by equally lackluster HR representatives, who did as little amount of work as possible, and just placed people wherever.
Along the way, here and there, there would be a decent, hard-working guy who was completely overlooked by management because he probably knew quite a bit more than they did, and it drove them crazy! The mentality of management is not to LEARN from the veterans, but to boss them like they know nothing.
It amazes me that Cameron is not bankrupt yet. Because the spending I learned about was crazy. Some guys barely worked 20 hours a week, but because they were liked by management (or happened to be golfing buddies of) they were guaranteed 80+ hours a week. And some had free housing. It was definitely a "club" of sorts.
The hardest working guys were the decent, married guys who cared about their families and keeping food on the table. They were also the ones who had to work longer because they DIDN'T get guaranteed hours, or free housing.
This company boasts of it's Fortune 500 status, blah, blah, blah. But the one thing it truly lacks are managers who care about their workforce. What happened to TEAM PLAYERS?
I would recommend a system of checks and balances to make sure HR, Safety, and Management (especially) are doing their jobs, and doing them well. It's high time people became responsible for their LACK of ATTENTION, or passing-the-buck.
Wake up. Life isn't about "sticking it to" your employees. If you want a consistantly quality group of employees, show them you care about them, by paying them what they are worth, LISTENING to their concerns, giving them the opportunity to improve their abilities by TRAINING them properly to keep them SAFE, and above all else- by treating them with RESPECT as you want to be treated. That's what creates a cohesive working TEAM. – less