Started strong, now on a rapid decline
I left my job after a decade at ESC and haven't written, as I wanted to remove emotion from my posting. I hope people can gain from this post.
My time started great, positive, excellent leadership (a decade ago). The wage was reasonable, the tasks were reasonable, and I was happy. Then, one poor decision piled on top of another, and a horrifyingly toxic environment was born.
ESC is just the worst environment you could imagine. I feel like I was screaming at the top of my lungs, yet was never heard. The annual survey is a joke - nothing comes of it. When management speaks to it in meetings, they absolutely ignore the issues at hand, and focus on the menial things.
The middle-to-upper management is the true issue here. The worker bees are great, and too loyal to have stayed for so long. Management doesn't listen, and to put it simply: you ask for a spoon, they give you three forks. A potluck doesn't ever make up for true nature of the organization.
I didn't realize how poor my emotional health was, until I was away and at another employer. My life has improved significantly, both emotionally, physically and financially since leaving ESC.
good number of PTOs, work at home opportunities
toxic environment, terrible management, low pay, benefits decreased