Principal Software Engineer
Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Office – September 26, 2018
The company suffers from an excess of bureaucracy that makes getting work done more difficult than it would already be.
Work environment is very casual, which is good.
Working from home is partial only, not enough support for that.
The office layout if open, lots of space, somewhat empty.
Social office gatherings are few and far between.
Interactions between teams is minimal. Communication between teams is lacking. Networking is infrequent.
Onboarding process is a whirlwind, but it fails to establish the one most important thing, a mentor or guide, a human person, who can introduce the company after the webinars have finished.
Company is trying to modernize it's technology, which is good. Progress forward is very gradual, there is a lot of inertia to overcome.
high pay, business-casual work environment, healthcare, retirement, technology stack is robust, easy
culture of obstruction to work, self-motivation is impeded, opportunities to advance are non-transparent, change is prevented by bureaucratic holding-pattern, months to get a software license, weeks to make minor decisions