Pros: free lunches, birthday cakes, but have to work late to complete your days work.
Cons: not professional, no recognition.
Costs a healthy family $600 a month in insurance minimum.
If you aren't part of the clique, you are nobody, unintelligence rules if you are at the top of the food chain, if you are at the bottom and have outstanding ideas it doesn't matter, (your boss takes credit anyway).
You have absolutely no job security, worry night and day about if they will cut – more... your job, they think this will advance your job performance even if you are giving 10,000%.
Management is ran by scare tactics and has absolutely no interest in upholding their star employees. I saved the company $256k in one year and never heard a word about it, not even in my reviews, because my boss was taking all the credit for all my work. Management allows bullying in the workforce, sees it first hand and does nothing to reprimand any employees who lie, backstab, stir the pot, engage in angry behaviors and hostility against other employees, it seems to be the way there.
There is no work life balance. It is work 50-80 hour weeks and next week they will ask you why you didn't get 1 thing done. Not compliment you on the hard work and dedication you gave and was away from your family for many years on end, but to chastise you like a child and get on to you for things left undone when they give you all their work and your work and everyone else's.
HR was a joke. They would look at you, listen, be apathetic, agree with you on how bad everything was, tell your their personal stories of how bad things are then pat you on your back out the door and never do anything about it. They seem to engage in the bullying behavior as well. Strange, because when I was hired they said they needed more smiling faces like mine, now I understand why. Everyone there is so angry, ugly, mean, manipulative, backstabbing, game playing, horrible, nasty, wretched people, submitting their yuck on everyone around them. It was the most horrible environment I ever been in, in my life.
They will give you awards when you start failing. It is the most non-sensical thing I ever seen in my life. When you are saving money, doing good, doing exactly what they ask, then they just make things harder as if they want to see how far they can push you before you fail. Then they give you an award to hang on your desk, but they will never speak of it in your yearly review.
I suggest they look into the Anti-Bullying laws that have been passed in 11 states to date. It would be a tremendous turn-around for their environment.
Seems like you can buy fortune 500 "Best Place to Work", because everyone I know there hates it and was trapped by bad economical times. People have bailed out since the economy is turning around like rats off a ship. – less