My big complaint is the lack of transparency in this company. I think we deserve to be at least a little more transparent. Someone said it well: there is never enough information to be able to paint a full picture when it comes to layoffs. However, not only do I expect more transparency when it comes to cuts, but I expect them to be open and honest, about various company operations.
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I greatly appreciate my former managers transparency. I came in from a merger like so many others and my salary was at the top of my departments payscale. He said my review scores kept me employed, but after years of layoffs everyone left had similar scores and my salary was considerably higher and that my days were numbered due to this. I found another job within 2 months and left. I still keep in touch with my former co-workers, great bunch of people.
The unspoken salary conversation is one that has always irked me. In a past merger we were aligned with another team. My new "manager" was making TWICE what anyone on my team was and his staff were 50% above my pay grade.
I fully understand that there is a cost of living adjustment to gain employees in that market. The difference is night and day. During the early days of the Dot Com bo-m these guys had a full kitchen with a chef on staff for a hot breakfast and lunches. After they merged with us there were like WTF and all of those perks went out the window.
It took 2 to 3 years to get those teams and salaries all realigned
- and then we went through another merger!
If you don't know if it's worth your while why would you even apply for a new position.
Managers spew all of this BS " Promote and hire from within" "best in the industry" "most diverse workforce "
HR doesn't like to discuss salary ranges especially with established employees. This is because the ranges get adjusted up each year and due to the lack of annual raises a large number of employees are actually paid below the salary range for their position.
They only seem to be secretive with information they own. They have absolutely no problem leaking your personal information without your consent.
for a company constantly telling us all how transparent they are....all smoke and mirrors as they tear down a once great company to line their pockets with its destruction
I once applied for a new internal position. In order for me to tell if it would be a step up in pay I asked HR for the salary range of the position. They refused to give it to me. On top of that, they refused to even tell me the salary range of the position I currently held. Extremely unusual policy and very suspicious. No other company I have ever worked for has been so secretive.
Not a big shock when the place is run by accountants and lawyers.
It speaks volumes that upper management lacks the intestinal fortitude to just address it.