Regardless of how much you have contributed to the company over many years, they will cut you if they think they can save a buck. No loyalty to the older employees whatsoever. Always trying to replace them with younger, cheaper labor.
CEO is retiring, he only did what one of the senior executives wanted. They bought a company, then after bringing them on SAP, sold them. It is now a cutthroat company to work for. Watch your back.
autonomy in most IT positions
Very few ways to advance, they do NOT assist in helping you to advance or learn new skills.