Stodgy, established company with significant challenges ahead.
Business Analyst II (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 June 2016
Within your given team, you might find excellent co-workers and even excellent low level managers, as there are some truly fine leaders and productive workers within the organization.
However, the talent, education and creativity of the lower level staff are largely stifled, lost, or misdirected by a rigid, older, middle and upper management structure. Pay is below industry standard, and employee engagement is low, with suggestions and expert analysis often ignored by decision makers altogether. Office politics is endemic, and advancing or even surviving within the organization depends heavily on getting in with the right cabal in management. Certain departments are firm no-go areas under toxic senior managers that are openly driving talent out of the organization. Morale can often be very, very poor.
The hardest part of the job was watching a considerable volume of talent and creativity go to waste advancing pet projects that did little to nothing to advance the company or benefit its customers.
Excellent education budget for staff, lots of social events
Resistant to change, somewhat old fashioned, firm top down decision making