Looks good from the outside, BUT!
Marketing, Calgary, AB - July 7, 2015
The job was fun, and i learnt a lot, the culture was great, however the in office politics were BRUTAL. Management is so high and away that they don't hear the small but important everyday issues until its a massive problem and red flagged on their desk. They seem to always question the way forward without any kind of concrete plan. And after getting the hopes up of the people that work there they change the plan without informing anyone below management. Decisions are made to put people in charge based on who they are, and not if they can do the job. Some managers who have little to no experience in their unit don't listen to or take the time to understand the people they manage until its too late and problems arise. They Push the company as a glorious place to work, but don't compensate at market rates. Theres a feeling of "You work for FGL, thats good enough and a benefit itself, so we shouldn't have to pay you what other smaller companies would". Very low annual wage increases despite positive company or employee performance, management will brag about "double digit comps", but none of that is kicked back to compensation that pays the bills.