Most Stressful and Bizarre Place I've worked
Management (Former Employee) – Walnut Creek, CA – 13 December 2018
The SF and Walnut Creek offices are the saddest places I've ever worked. No one interacts...you can walk down the hall and people won't even make eye contact. I find this atmosphere very bizarre. The offices are usually mostly empty as everyone works from home.
We are based out of London which brings some different protocols which make it very difficult to get your job done. For instance, we are encouraged to use an old version of IE and all the internal software only runs of this. It took over a year to just to get Chrome installed on the computers. Expect to share versions of software or use only the free versions. Processes don't make any sense and upper management know this, but yet I still have to follow these processes and then encouraged to find workarounds to actually get the work done...so I get to do twice the work!
Teams are spread out all over the country and don't know what anyone else is doing. Everyone is a one-man show. You will feel like you are completely on your own when it comes to most anything. Delegate projects to who...everyone is so busy and unless it's billable wont help. Have computer issues, submit a ticket and you'll get some generic answer from IT and then the tickets closed. Have an HR or benefits question, you'll be directed to go figure it out on the intranet.
I will say if you work in the Houston office...good for you. They still have to deal with the London and upper management craziness, but do have a better office culture.
Work from home. Lots of food in the office. Safety is important
No team or support, Isolating atmosphere, No on-boarding, Archaic processes