I'd like for somebody to name another company where the longer you've been employed the less you are appreciated? Can anybody find another company like that? I only worked for two companies before Ricoh, but I'm pretty sure that it's a universal rule that longevity and experience are rewarded, unlike here.
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@1Jevi+1blh3FkP, Agree with everything mentioned except ricoh making the “best copier in the world”. They are actually 2nd tier junk compared to others and not really interested in supporting them. They’re very interested in selling IT services though. Puh-lease!
I worked very very hard for Ricoh. I over achieved 300+% of quota YOY my only two years with the company. The operations team are outstanding people, yet extremely over worked. I gave up Thanks Giving, Christmas and many many evenings for the benefit of the customer and delayed gratification. As soon as my best customer was at steady state, Ricoh gave the customer to the failing copier division and laid off 5% of employees, including my job title held by many. I got caught in a failing 20B dollar company that didn't listen to customers telling them they don't want to print anymore. Customers want document management. Ricoh thinks copier salesmen have those skills and unfortunately for my customer, its not what Ricoh does best. The fact is, Ricoh makes the best copier in the world, in a world that doesn't want to print anymore. Ricoh protects the good old boy and not the faculties or merit of all employees needed to transition to the needs, wants and desires of the market. IMO, Ricoh has burned too many bridges with customers to overcome this deterioration soon.
The sad fact is, many workers today have expiration dates, kind of like the replicants in Blade Runner. The copier industry puts a value on techs and when someone gets close to it, the end is near.
Teradata, NCR and AT&T fit the bill.
The longer you remain, the bigger the target on your back.
If you are unwilling to ingratiate to the EXTREME you’re going to have big problems here and the more years you put in the less you’re going to be appreciated. There’s actually a tipping point at which you’re depreciated at an accelerated rate. Very contrary to the corporate message, this is not a growing company where the cream rises to the top. This is a t_rd polishing company at the end of its product life cycle where sh!t rolls down hill... only answer is to get out or bite a strip of leather everyday till the end.
Walmart/ Sams Club