If you're not in the club, you won't be promoted and your opportunities for growth will be stifled.
Transparency is discouraged, communication is lacking.
I was challenged every day, but not necessarily for positive reasons. I did work WITH a talented team of sales people and technicians, but management was out of touch, at times bordering on abusive -- both to employees and to clients. Terribly unprofessional demeanor on the part of upper management at my property and a failure to proactively plan were the norm.
Company also discontinued their ESOP program during my tenure, but did not replace it with another incentive program.