Supporting Unit Employees
Director (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 2, 2019
The mission is great, and there are lots of great employees, but the organization continues to struggle with their transformation.
Senior leadership changed about 7 years ago and it's difficult for the small number of executives to grasp the workload on the supporting units. As there are numerous lines of business all supporting units are expected to support about 1000 employees with very little resources. Also, there are serious compliance issues, which are slowly (very slowly) being investigated and remedied.
Enterprise projects and initiatives are well funded but the back-filling of necessary positions doesn't happen to result in burnout of project team members and then overturn in staff, and then in turn slip of project dates. For those that do stay on the project, it results in working evenings and weekends to complete the day-to-day work as most of your time is spent in meetings or on the projects.
Benefits, Perks (especially for worker-bees), Mission
Managers and leaders lack work-life balance.