Started off great and went downhill
In the beginning working there was amazing!
The overall work place culture was great, a real family atmosphere; most people got along and worked well together. However, after the owner no longer had an active role within the company the work place became extremely toxic: nepotistic hiring practices by the CFO at the time led to qualified and knowledgeable management and employees being push out or "laid off", pernicious gossip and back stabbing became the new norm, scare tactics by new management, such as department meetings intended to single out a particular employee were used a few times while I was there.
Previous owner treated the employees like family
New management, toxic work environment