My coworkers truly made the job worth it despite incompetent management and supervisors. This company is staffed with intelligent, talented people who are grossly mismanaged by supervisors who withhold information, set employees up for failure, micromanage and treat employees like schoolchildren in the marketing department. Other departments do seem to have fun and treat employees with respect.
CS is a stifling, stagnant environment where creativity and different ways of thinking are not encouraged and even punished in the marketing department. If you’re raising concerns or attempting to rock the status quo, prepare to be disappointed and treated as an issue instead of an asset.
Listen to your employees—your most valuable resource. Do not attempt to forge ahead until fixing the glaring issues in the marketing department, regardless of who it will offend. Treating employees like they’re real people instead of robots would go a long way to improve morale, which is at a significant and scary low point. Believe those who want to talk and help out in order to improve direct reports and managerial relations, and work with instead of against your employees, whether that’s in meetings, through brainstorming sessions, or actual content creation.
Decent PTO time, the people working below management
Poor management, resistant to productive change, old fashioned