The department I worked in was strategic engineering (used to be called M&E) and was neither. Their hiring process while lengthy, pulled in some excellent talent. So HR recruiting gets a 5 star. I met dozens of very knowledgeable people and engineers from all walks of life... BUT...once they get them in, the management in place whom are all promoted from within based on length of time worked and not on knowledge, capability or people skills had no idea how to steer their talent or utilize their skills. In my 8 month stay everyone of the best talents quit or was "let go". On the field side ...as in the people in the filed on the tracks getting the work done...its a little better than their management.
It is such a mess management wise it would be a very satisfying place to try and improve.
Zero management especially of public funds