Disconcerted with Trends in Employee Treatment
Health and Safety (Former Employee) – National – 4 March 2016
The beginning of your tenure with the company starts out really great; the leadership team engages new corporate level employees and makes them feel welcome. They say all the right buzz words: Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Authenticity, and Work life balance. Upper management sets out operational parameters and guidelines that are very reasonable, and the perks are great. Then things begin to take a downward trajectory; it starts slowly at first, almost imperceptible until the change is so drastic that the demands and requirements in no way resemble those initially outlined. When those demands are not met, the employee is met with hostility, debasing comments are made to their face about their intelligence, and defamation of character behind the employees back is not uncommon.
One corporate national manager in particular enjoys ridiculing and mocking their employees to other members of the team; making reference to intelligence, region they are from, and appearance; all while the employee is present. Any attempt to engage this manger in constructive dialogue is met with sarcasm and scorn unless you echo back exactly their opinions. When the concern was brought to the attention of the HR department; the employee was mysteriously no longer employed by the company, due to restructuring.
Communication with other employees who no longer work for this company, both those who have chosen to leave and those who were exited by the company; has sadly revealed many stories that run along similar lines within all the termed "Corporate Functions" (Departments).