Micro-managed organization - Unproductive work environment
Receptionist (Former Employee), Toronto, Ontario – April 2, 2014
Pros: free coffee/snacks
Cons: long hours/untrained management in people skills area
A typical day at Fleishman Hillard Toronto started and ended with 24/7 supervision whether it was necessary or not. There were employees in management status that were not properly trained in how to manage their staff and get the most productivity out of them. The staff turnover was high as exit interviews were not conducted as to why people were leaving on an ongoing basis or well know problems that existed with management staff were overlooked. Certain management positions were filled with people that were actually spoiling the Company from thriving. Unfortunately future success with staff retention will never improve unless issues with management staff are addressed. From working in this negative environment I know that it's important to carefully look at whom you directly report too. The right fit is about both sides making a positive connection - the employer and employee. Another important fact is to find out why the position is open and what issues seemed to cause employees to leave or be terminated from their jobs. The hardest part of the job was being micro-managed when you were confident in your skills but were constantly over supervised. The most enjoyable part of the day was leaving at the end of the day and hoping the next day would be better!