Cut throat mentality with a culture of fear
A large well paying company, for eastern Canada. That is the only draw, for certain. Employees have unreasonable expectations of them with no room for understanding of such things as being over-tasked, too much travel and too large an area for one person to cover. Most Management employees can barely contain their fear of the Owners. It is very common for Managers to pretend to be loyal and happy when it is clear that their benefits package is the only thing keeping them there. It is “day to day” to see/hear employees speak far differently in the open than they do in private. I laughed when I read earlier submissions mentioning “The Irving way.” You hear that every single day. Every once in a while, you hear a sycophant state, “I bleed green….” It is simply another company where "rogue" middle managers ruin the atmosphere, for their own benefit, while the upper management is indifferent to that. My first Boss was a good man and he suddenly disappeared. The second guy thought that he was a God and, much to my surprise, got what was coming to him, as well. There is NO advocacy attached to HR there. If someone wants you gone, for even the most ridiculous reason, HR is there to simply process you out. After you are gone, the “friends” that you worked with will not even communicate with you, in many cases, out of fear, as you are “tainted.” As well, I have no faith in the “anonymity” of this submission site. In fact, the “Tell us about you” section is designed to identify you; however, I could not care less. You asked….