The organization operates in a shabby DC headquarters with a secretive, non-communicative, top-down 1950’s management style based on intimidation, micro-management, distrust, and antagonism. Collaboration and innovation are strongly discouraged, and employees are not valued. The overpaid, under-performing, and self-promoting department managers are sadly out of touch. Telecommuting is not permitted, and employee work schedules are not flexible. Vacations and personal time off are discouraged, and work-life balance is askew. The organization has a shockingly high annual turnover rate, 50% or more in some departments, with a constant revolving door. Conscientious, enthusiastic, intelligent employees are regularly thrown under the bus, predictably leaving when the spirit-crushing PVA culture that seeks to destroy self-esteem becomes apparent.
Advice to Management: Question why very high annual turnover rates are the norm, and sideline the long term department managers who treat employees with hostility and disrespect. Value and trust your colleagues, encourage full collaboration, and take advantage of the organizational brain trust. Welcome innovation and new ideas to bring the organization into the 21st century. Incorporate modern HR and workplace practices. Top managers must open their eyes and realize that replacing valuable employees every six months is wasteful, costly, and destroys morale.
An admirable mission statement, and some nice colleagues.
Terrible work environment; you will ultimately regret any association with this group.