Pros: great co-workers ( not management )
Cons: dishonesty, unrealistic timelines, extreme disorganization, unrealistic expectations, no grasp of reality, lying to clients, acts of obscure doings, lack of morals and ethics
As a UX Lead, do not expect to have much time to design, but you will be required to none the less. The UX Lead will be held responsible to do a mixture of jobs that are combined into one.
Those jobs include the following: UX Director, Project Manager, and Information Architect
This is what you will have to do, and you will have no choice, unless to quit or be let go. More than likely you will setup meetings all day, facilitate them and then report back to a director that really doesn't understand good design or what that even means. It's even worse if you're a contractor.
Management and Leadership have no clue what their doing. Not just in UX but the entire company as a whole. From Marketing, to Tech, to different lines of business. If they did, they would realize how horrible their process is and change it.
Apparently a major change has not been initiated due to the laziness of management. They know what needs to be changed, but won't because they can't actually lock down a great form of working habits, usually because they don't really work themselves.
If you are a worker bee of any kind: Business Analyst, Content Writer, Marketing Strategist, Developer, Ui/UX Designer or anything else that does not involve a management title... please steer clear of this place, unless of course you wish to waste your time running in circles.
There is no amount of money that I would ever accept in order to do this job again,