Worked for the company for more than a few years and learned to accept the things that were as they were. TGC is a medium to large business with their hands in so many pies that most employees have no clue how successful they are overall, they are not failing. They have things that they need to improve, but so do most companies out there. TGC perhaps just has to go a little further.
The ownership could do a better job of being human, and they could also take a more vested interest in creating a safety culture, as well as a inclusive culture that breeds innovation from employees. Most employees do as they are told and seldom push back against the regression that they face. You learn to follow the heard that go your own way. The nail gets pounded down. I heard things over the years that made me shake my head with so many different emotions; anger, disdain, disappointment, and shock. The owner is cheap, but you don't get rich by giving away your money.
I look back at my time as different. I was there long enough and I learned lots of many of the best in the industry. They structured their companies very well and I respect everything they have accomplished.