I worked at AEP for 3 months on the trading desk. The training consisted of "take good notes". The lead trader of the desk at the time was only interested in taking care of his friends and wanted nothing to do with new people. The lead trader was constantly responding to HR about his own misbehavior, which seemed to have no effect. On the third day as an employee, another trader asked me to buy transmission for him. I asked him to show me how. He responded, "how do you not know this?!?" to which I responded, "today is my third day and no one has shown me yet." He was seemingly unaware of and annoyed by the fact that someone needed to show new traders the procedures. He said to me "it doesn't matter, it's your responsibility!" He refused to show me. It was the most petulant thing I have ever witnessed in a professional environment.
Additionally, the lead trader would often insult and berate employees who were not his friends. It wasn't uncommon of him to threaten to throw a phone at employees.
Overall, this was the benchmark for the worst and most shockingly unprofessional employment experience of my career.
Bad attitudes, threats of violence, constant verbal abuse and condescension