Pros: good talent always leaves, bad one gets fired - what is left is unprofessional politicians.
Cons: good talent always leaves, bad one gets fired - what is left is unprofessional politicians.
One should look at the attrition rate of the Seattle office -- On average 1 person leaves every month and the average length of employment of a decent/good performer is 1/1.5 years (or until they get frustrated and get a good opportunity). The group has gone down from ~45 people in 2011 to 28 people by end of 2012. That is almost 40% attrition rate! Most people left out of frustration and others got brutally laid off out of dirty politics.
I was pretty much belittled, insulted and harassed by the engineers on a daily basis. I faced them as much as possible and when I asked my manager to address the issue, she did nothing and made it my fault by saying I triggered such (rude) response from team members by not being as effective as I should in my role (seriously?).
In which professional world is not being the star performer (or even a poor performer for that matter) deserve such rude and unprofessional behavior? Since when is it acceptable to scream,be abusive, and be hostile to employees AND for management to not address the issue?
The Seattle management leadership adopts unprofessional, callous and bad business tactics; it's full of people who have worked at no other company and risen up the ladder (starting at really low levels with no skills and sucking their way up) and are so scared of losing power that they will not shy from stooping to the lowest level to keep their position secure and retain power.
The VP and Director level team has absolutely no interest in doing the right thing for the company - all they are interested is their own position and self-interests. They spin up stories to their upper management, always fooling them with false information -- and whoever from New York starts asking them tough questions, get reassigned and moved out of the team.