Central Lab is not well managed, high turnaround.
Perpetually understaffed with high turnaround, makes training difficult, chaotic.
Lack of middle management pushes tasks onto lab workers who are already swamped.
Managers do not give suitable feedback for development improvements in a timely manner.
Reviews/personal development not truly supported, but the actual PAD process is pushed way too hard--takes focus away from the actual job (never heard the end of it!)
- also, on the PAD note, management at Central Lab does not support staff reviewing themselves favourably, seeing most people as below average.
Rampant favouritism to support management's opportunity for promotion.
No budget for staff activities (team building, fun)--no time allotted for these things either.