Pros: great benefits, free lunches & other similar perks, company sponsored vacations, compensation
Cons: short lunch breaks, lack of internal mobility/growth
I worked at IMR for many years and learned so many valuable skills that have helped my career over the years. It's not a place where you come to punch in, punch out, & have an hour lunch break... However, it is a company that rewards hard work, determination, & those with the drive to succeed. The owner is passionate and driven; and other successful people in the office share the same qualities. This is a sales environment and requires thick skin along with self-motivation. I think this would be the case in most sales offices, it's no secret that tensions can run high in a sales environment. The recruiters start out cold calling, this is how you learn & develop your sales skills (I did this for a bit too when I started and it's TOUGH; sales is not easy!) Eventually you create your own personal network and the sales calls get easier. You must be on top of your work & able to think on your feet at all times.
The benefits were always excellent when I was an employee of IMR. The health plan they were using before I switched careers was the absolute best plan ever, I had virtually zero out of pocket expenses! It was amazing! Also the dental plan is standard and covered most normal expenses. I did wish that they had an eye care plan, but I'd trade in my current eye care plan to have that health plan again!
I was very happy with my compensation over the years and felt that I was always compensated fairly. (I did have to start out by proving myself & my worth to the company...which was completely fine with me.)
I had a very good work life balance while at IMR, the owner really values – more... health & physical fitness. He encourages the employees to be healthy & supports their efforts to exercise regularly. I would often take classes at the gym immediately after work and it was never an issue for someone to make health/fitness a priority. I worked about 45 hrs a week regularly.
The office was also often provided with pizza lunch, happy hours, awesome holiday dinners at top notch restaurants, & company trips. This company is SO generous to its employees during good years!! I also was sponsored by IMR to attend an Excel training workshop held outside of the office to gain skills to help with my daily responsibilities.
I am very thankful for all of the opportunities that I was given, great learning experiences, & fun people that I worked with at IMR. Although I moved on for a different opportunity after many years, I often look back and realize how much I learned & developed as a professional while at IMR and I do miss the energy of that office! – less