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Generally good, but beware of HR

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Middleton, WI (US)
Current Employee - IT Manager in Middleton, WI (US)

I have been working at Telephone & Data Systems full-time

Pros

Most of the people there are good people that want to see you grow. The culture, the old culture that is hanging on, is a good one. People work hard and you are rewarded for your work.

Cons

Beware of HR. They have proven themselves to be untrustworthy and have a very bad reputation in the organization, but they'll never learn about it because they don't want to know and the rule by fear. Personally, I've tested my HR rep by giving them confidential information and my leader knew what I'd told them within 2 days - twice this has happened. They also like to make threats and accusations that are completely unfounded - I've seen this happen to a number of people - usually to anyone that questions them or pushes back. They decide they don't like them and they start working to get them out. I'm not sure if it they are even aware. . . . Be particularly careful of the ER and CP.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Survey the employees and try to see what they actually think of HR and leardership. The employee survey isn't doing it.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    It's been a mostly positive experience at an interesting company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant  in  Middleton, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Accountant in Middleton, WI (US)

    I have been working at Telephone & Data Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good leadership at the top.
    Conservative spending set the company up well for the recession.

    Cons

    Work-life balance has suffered over the past couple years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr. Management talks a good game on changing culture but is ineffective in implementing or influencing the employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI (US)

    I have been working at Telephone & Data Systems

    Pros

    educated work force and company emphasizes eduction for all employees.
    Benefits are equal or better than most other local companies.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from senior management
    Limited follow through on attempts to change corporate culture, more talk than action.
    Sr. Management does not follow competency model put forth for all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more than talking about creating a HOP and work with employees to make systemic changes to organization to achieve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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