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Old 10-26-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Cool story, bro.
I tried to rep you but couldn't. I am laughing so hard right now.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: NW near Sea World...and in a house
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Ive had my share of hideous employers. I will say one of the worst was Infonxx which is now KGB or something like that. I remember in the TX1 building there was a massive flea and chigger infestation...they offered OFF to reps that sat in those areas.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I worked at McDonald's and a place later called RedCats that shut down at 16-17. Those were my worst (in SA). Fast food and call-center jobs, though ironically, my best work ethic came from Papa John's at 16.

I'm surprised I don't hear more. I've heard mixed things about Rackspace and Valero. Where I currently work now certainly isn't the worst, but it has many of those complaints I've seen about micromanagement.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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Embassy Suites and Wyndam Resorts are one some of the worst places to work.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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I completely disagree. Its smart business practice for a company to monitor online conversations about itself. To trun a blind eue to it and pretend its no happening would be a violation of its fiduciary duties to its shareholders. Regardless of wheter its to monitor potential lawsuits, see public reaction to products etc. I hope USAA is doing it, and know that most companies do. It doesn't make USAA a bad employer or evil corporation for doing, it should jsut be considered SOP.
If this was true, then Time Warner Cable would be a better company then they really are. Sorry Gingerale, I don't believe a word your saying.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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H.E.B. was my worst, so many stories of hypocrite managers and idiot customers so little time.....
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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H.E.B. was my worst, so many stories of hypocrite managers and idiot customers so little time.....
I thought HEB was actually a great place to work if you can stand working retail. Generally retail is terrible everywhere if you ask me. I wonder how HEB corporate is?
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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I thought HEB was actually a great place to work if you can stand working retail. Generally retail is terrible everywhere if you ask me. I wonder how HEB corporate is?
HEB Corporate is no fun. I worked in Finance/accounting and it is really cut throat. People are over worked and underpaid. There is a lot of pressure from managers, people during close are there till after midnight all week long, Tax accountants work from 7am - 9pm pretty much every day. Managment prides themselves in having such a lean organization, the only problem is that people have to put in long hours to keep up with the pace of the work. Fixed assets still has the same amount of employees as they did 20 years ago. They refuse to grow as the company has grown. The systems are outdated and pieced together with Access based programs that interface into mainframe and peoplesoft systems. For being such a big company, you would think they would use the best technology, but they refuse to invest the money in good software like SAP. I would not recommend working there to my worste enemy.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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HEB Corporate is no fun. I worked in Finance/accounting and it is really cut throat. People are over worked and underpaid. There is a lot of pressure from managers, people during close are there till after midnight all week long, Tax accountants work from 7am - 9pm pretty much every day. Managment prides themselves in having such a lean organization, the only problem is that people have to put in long hours to keep up with the pace of the work. Fixed assets still has the same amount of employees as they did 20 years ago. They refuse to grow as the company has grown. The systems are outdated and pieced together with Access based programs that interface into mainframe and peoplesoft systems. For being such a big company, you would think they would use the best technology, but they refuse to invest the money in good software like SAP. I would not recommend working there to my worste enemy.
Hate to break it to you, but the situation you descibe at HEB Corporate would likely be similar at other local employers, at least based on my personal experience.

For example, the local company I was employed at until 2005, was still utilizing an eight-year-old release of computer aided design and drafting software, that was no longer supported. They were still using Windows NT operating system. Having to work late evenings, weekends, and holidays (in addition to the regular 8-5 M-F schedule) was not uncommon. Employee head count was kept as low as possible...vacant positions were often kept open indefinitely. I could go on and on.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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HEB Corporate is no fun. I worked in Finance/accounting and it is really cut throat. People are over worked and underpaid. There is a lot of pressure from managers, people during close are there till after midnight all week long, Tax accountants work from 7am - 9pm pretty much every day. Managment prides themselves in having such a lean organization, the only problem is that people have to put in long hours to keep up with the pace of the work. Fixed assets still has the same amount of employees as they did 20 years ago. They refuse to grow as the company has grown. The systems are outdated and pieced together with Access based programs that interface into mainframe and peoplesoft systems. For being such a big company, you would think they would use the best technology, but they refuse to invest the money in good software like SAP. I would not recommend working there to my worste enemy.
Interesting, thanks for the feedback.
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