- minimal support means working independently a lot and having flexibility with hours
- opportunities to learn if you are proactive and take it upon yourself to grow skills/knowledge (there is no formal onboarding or training tools on most teams)
- Promotions/raises are inconsistent and not frequent enough
- Lots of bad hires- people without necessary experience to perform job functions - AND don't care to learn. there is usually one person on every team carrying the load and the rest coast/freely interview for other jobs while at the office and often don't come in for various reasons
- Higher level management couldn't be less involved in the turnover and overall sentiment at the company. All the executives boast about how excited they are to come to work.. the paycheck probably helps
- When working on a project or a campaign, there are so many different teams involved in every aspect that it feels like nothing gets done and quick decisions cannot be made
- That said, it's hard to discuss new ideas or areas of improvement. Usually whatever the most senior person says goes and that's usually a continuation of whatever has been done in the past
Advice to Management
listen to employees through regular surveys and exit interviews
place accountability on directors to have a pulse on their team
hold quarterly reviews where team members are accurately/fairly accessed... don't just wait until a year goes by and there's a whole new workforce
there is usually one person on every team carrying the load and the rest coast/freely interview for other jobs while at the office and often don't come in for various reasons
Big client's for your portfolio
Fair compensation and benefits
Access to great resources for learning
Poor onboarding process
Efforts are not recognized(especially on entry-level).
No regular feedback for new employees.
If you are on probation, you better be perfect.
Do not fall for the management emails like "we are here for you". They only care about the clients.
You are better off working in a small agency if you want to learn and improve.
No extensive training or support for new employees.
Advice to Management
Kindly train your new employees before handling them with the major projects.
Provide regular feedback especially to the new employees so that they can improve.
Be honest and transparent with your employees.
Last but not least, do not expect your new employees to be perfect. Try to understand their situation and if you see any issues talk about it, instead of kicking them out.