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Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei Internet Brands (mehr als ein Jahr)
Most of the coworkers were awesome. No dress code.
Internet Brands bought out the company I work for about a year ago. My
company is located in NY, and Internet Brands is located in California,
so we didn't actually get to meet a representative from the company
that was now essentially taking us over. They did however send over
someone from another company based out of Chicago that they had
previously bought out. This company was similar to ours, also a website
hosting company. The guy who came to our office let us know that
everything would be “business as usual”, yet he also stated how
"excited" he was for what was to come. We never did get to find out
what he was so excited about….
Over time, they would send someone else over from that other company to
check in with us. We had very little interaction with anyone from
Internet Brands though, and were never really told who we could go to
with concerns, or who was "in charge" of anything. We had an HR
contact, but once that person resigned we weren't officially given
another point of contact. Promises had been made in original employment
contracts that were not being honored. Yearly performance reviews that
were given in the past or that had been promised were no longer being
given, raises were no longer being offered, and no one received end of
year bonuses which were offered every other year and were relied upon
as part of our yearly income. We were overworked and underpaid, with no
one to voice our complaints to because we no longer had a boss and the
upper management didn’t have answers for us either.
Employees quit due to the unfair treatment and realizing that there was
zero room for advancement anymore, and temps were hired to replace them
instead of permanent salaried employees. Training was not offered to
these temps, so the work was not getting done properly which made the
workload and frustration levels increase for the remaining employees.
Eventually they just completely stopped hiring replacements for the
employees that kept quitting so it was basically impossible to keep up
with the workload and no one was compensated for taking on double or
triple the amount of work than they used to do.
We soon found out that while we've been asking them to hire more people
for our office in NY, they instead had secretly hired a "back up team"
at the Chicago office to help us out. Why would we need a back up
team?!! We needed a team in OUR office. We kept asking if they were
shutting our office down, and were assured that everything was okay,
and we would still have jobs. They claimed they were looking at the
budget first, and then we would get new hires.
Well, a few weeks later, an HR rep from Internet Brands hopped a plane
to our office to deliver the news that our office would be closing and
we are all going to be laid off. First time we ever actually met
someone in person from Internet Brands.
Now we are expected to basically train and assist the new team that is
replacing us while they transition into taking over the company that
our staff collectively spent years building loyal clients for. Good
luck retaining the clients who have been treated like gold by a hard
working and caring staff. It’s unfortunate that no one from Internet
Brands got to know any of us well enough to know who the real honest,
loyal, and valuable workers were.
Rat an das Management
Don't take over companies, making promises to improve them if you're just going to lower morale and eventually let all of the staff go. Respect your staff. Be honest. Don't be so shady.
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