Grow Financial Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Sep 21, 2018

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  • "Upper management only speaks when they need something(in 3 reviews)

  • "High turnover (it is not uncommon to have daily firings and people leaving for better opportunities) which makes it hard to build a solid team(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Accounting"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Grow Financial

    Pros

    Great gym Good benefits Tuition Assistance

    Cons

    Micromanagement Make sure to get things in writing do it doesn’t come back to bite you Upper management only speaks when they need something Favoritism Hard to get promoted

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    "RRS"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grow Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn a skill and enhance your resume. Good benefits, some good people, good pay, can gain a lot of experience talking with members, they try to create a positive atmosphere(don't be fooled, this is the real shark tank), and you will not go hungry working here as they love to placate employees with food.

    Cons

    Understaffing issues negatively affects all parts of their business. High turnover (it is not uncommon to have daily firings and people leaving for better opportunities) which makes it hard to build a solid team. No work life balance; executive team wants staff to work six days a week every week because we do not have enough people to cover the operating hours (no overtime available). Keep in mind management does not lead by example; most show up hours late every day or not at all. If they do manage to show up they are walking out for personal events mid-day or gone by 4pm.This organization does not reward their hardest working employees as the high school mentality definitely exists here. Favoritism, cronyism and fraternization are rampant at this organization. It is not unheard of for very qualified or over qualified staff to be passed over because they are not with the in crowd.They want a sales oriented culture but guess what! they do not incentivize their staff for sales.Goals are not well thought out or if those goals are clearly unattainable there is no effort by upper management to adjust to something their teams can reach, but rather those goals are left in place and staff reviews are negatively impacted which impacts annual raises. DO NOT try to grow with Grow, it would be a waste of time for anyone looking for a long term position.

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    "Bleak outlook."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grow Financial

    Pros

    - Hires excellent people - Decent pay off the bat - Gym on-premises - LGBT-friendly - Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    - Pay raises are abysmal (average ~0.20 per year for high-performing employees in lower-level positions, often below inflation levels) - Upper and middle level management routinely make decisions that impact the day-to-day lives of the gears of the company without regard for the people whose lives they will impact - Mid-to-upper management sometimes treat lower-level employees like children; very highschool-like atmosphere in some environments more so than others - Pervasive "don't like it? Leave" attitude towards employees - No incentive for performance other than sales performance; back-office employees get the shaft here - Unrelated college degree > experience in determining who can apply for promotions, despite the company's own training system advising against this practice - Poor communication from management

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