Pros: learned a lot, salary was good, vacation was ok, happy to contribute to my team but ultimately want to do bigger and greater things!
Cons: could have learned more, need more mentoring, need more exposure to new technologies/learning possibly even training, too much slavery, too little personal attention/caring about each other.
I worked very hard. I heard this is a slave camp, but that was my choice to work hard. most people did. that is morally the right thing to do, when you have a job. I rate job security/advancement very low, as I was laid off, rather than promoted, especially hurtful after 4 long years (of slavery). work/life balance very low too, because there was never – more... talk about personal lives. company parties was as far as that went, and that is more a team building exercise than our true personal lives. wish we could support each other more! yes I believe a more casual environment is a better one. people need to thrive, not just survive. compensation was OK, I was happy, but want more raises. don't we all. culture/values is also poor. they had their core values, of course, but I don't relate well to them. what is brand? I had trouble with that. how about we just work hard and create a good product! thats what excites me. I prefer culture/values to address/acknowledge our personal lives, rather than corporate mumbo jumbo. maybe I am too casual, too personal, but I feel my company would be better in that regard. management is OK score, I had some competent managers and coworkers, which lifts morale, but they did lack in the sense of they all, all my managers, should have, could have, mentored me more than they did. I feel I should have been instructed more, led in the right direction at least. overall not too bad, I was glad to learn the things that I did. casual Fridays was nice. but I still got burned out. I needed MON off, for a whlie, 3 day weekend helped me recover. vacation time was OK, you could save maximum 6 weeks, but mostly it was the standard 2 weeks per year. a decent job, decent people, can't really complain. but I do want more out of it. I have to fault them on this. more personal, more mentoring, more interactive, would be nice. less dictatorship, yet I do understand the need for dictator, the work must get done, I understand that. – less