Pros: some bright, dedicated, and hardworking co-workers
Cons: it's a big list - subpar compensation, bad management, no advancement, politics and favoritism
Company is really behind the times in technology, unless they are facing a crisis, or some kind of findings by the FDA. Then the company will upgrade or install some new technology, but still try to cut corners.
Management is not proactive, only reactive when there is a problem or a crisis. No clear direction or leadership from the top.
Management – more... is clueless, unprofessional, unethical, egotistical, and vindictive. They are afraid that you know more than they do and can show them up. If you get on their wrong side they will outright lie and make up negative stories about you to manipulate perceptions in their favor. The only things the management are really good at - distracting, deflecting criticism and accountability, and detracting the employees for inane reasons. And they are quick to throw you or anybody else under the bus to save their own skins.
Too much politics going on. Favoritism is pretty obivious.
Company policies are not applied objectively across the board, but favorite employees get special treatment, often under the table.
But they try to hide this from you.
You only get a chance at opportunities if you accept eveyrthing management says as gospel and go along with everything
they want even if it's not the most feasible or practical way or best practice to do a project.
They put no value in developing their employees.
Contrary to what they say, they really do not value your experience, ideas, suggestions, or input. You get blackballed if you dare to have a different opinion, or to question them on things, or you say what you think is right.
Only their favorites get to work on the best and most desirable projects.
No opportunities for advancement unless you're a favorite of someone in management.
But if management wants something from you, they will dangle a little carrot in front of you. Then when management get what they need, they yank the carrot away and give you some lame excuses why they cannot give you the little carrot. But if you are a favorite, they will help cover up any mistakes you make and still promote you multiple times.
All your hard work will only serve to get bigger bonuses for the management and get them promoted. You get no credit for all your hard work and accomplishments, and they will try to minimize what you did so they don't have to promote you or compensate you. If you are one of their favorites, then you will get credit, even if you don't deserve it.
If you don't fit in with management's plans or don't want to play their games, they will pile on the stress and pressure to make you leave on your own. This has already happened with several people in the department.
There are quite a bit of turf wars with other departments, lots of silos, and in-fighting and politics even among teams within the same department. There is no fostering of team work. Most teams protect their info and knowledge - it makes certain people feel they have the upper hand if they have more or better info than you do, and makes them feel more powerful. Often it doesn't feel like we all work for the same company, but for a competitor.
If you really want to or need to work here, then get your green card, experience, whatever you want, and get out.
You're better off taking a chance at some other company. But who knows, if you play management right you might become one of their favorites.
I don't know what it's really like out in the field, the clinics, distribution centers, or the regional offices. But this is pretty much how it is at corporate headquarters.
This company has been strategically buying up smaller competitors and vertical industry businesses - it is becoming one of the too big to fail companies. Don't know how this is going to pan out for the company or the industry or the patients. – less