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Arvato Employee Review

Constant overtime and no career prospects

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8 June 2017
Overtime every month end and also first week of each month. No flexibility on holidays in busy periods which occur - at least - during the first and last weeks of every month. Very bad management - no people skills from many managers and operation leaders while dealing with employees. No problem solving abilities shown while I was working here. Many times, employees have raised issues/concerns but it seems that every month/quarter end they are still there. Employees who have find other positions within the company are often - in the considered busy periods - call over to their previous teams. No career progression or benefits are reflected for those who work the extra mile.
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