Management/leadership made the workplace impossible
Performance Improvement Specialist (Former Employee) – Peoria, IL – April 25, 2018
In terms of benefits, OSF has amazing benefits. There is no denying that. However, I worked in Performance Improvement up until I quit to choose advancing my education. I requested to flex my hours so I could attend a class to get an advanced degree. This would not impact my work, and I rarely worked under 9 hours a day. Often with no time for lunch or breaks. Other individuals in my department were allowed this without question. However, my request was denied and I was asked, "Do you even want to work here". I had no "positive discipline" or any issues prior to asking for this request. After I asked is a different story. I was retaliated against, ignored by management, and treated as an outsider. The culture had promotes staff against staff retaliation. The rumor mill is insane, as everyone feels like they have to feed information to managers and leaders in order to be liked and protected. I have watched numerous people go through this during my year in the department. Honestly, it was so bad I really questioned working for an organization that promoted this behavior. I transferred from another department and did not see anything like PI treats their people. I ended up quitting, because the work place was unbearable. I loved the work, but the managers and leaders all have power trips and honestly appear to get joy out of disciplining people and threatening discipline.