Pros: Executive leadership clearly communicates goals and strategy
Cons: Professional growth and develop glass ceilings
Executive leadership has strong and sincere aspirations for changing the culture to one of directional transparency, employee engagement and evidence-based/data-driven, customer-centered decision making. Entrenched processes and structures (and people) make it hard. There are waves of blow back, making for a two-steps forward, one-step back cadence.
Upper management does listen and take feedback from front-line employees seriously. Middle management seems more political and stuck in place.
Ongoing and iterative functional and process changes add pressure to carrying out the daily work. The drive from the top to focus and measure results is a much needed improvement, but also adds a lot of pressure. It's a collective learning curve and a bit of a thrill ride at times.
You can learn a lot about the energy business and about organizational change and process improvement. A lot of organizational growth is happening here right now. Employees are invited to break out and pitch their ideas and be influencers and leaders.