Workplace culture is toxic
Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 18, 2019
The hardest part about your daily work is dealing with politics and career bureaucrats (typically management and leadership), who typically have been promoted from within not because of their competency skills but because they know how to work the political machine. Furthermore, there are no HR representatives that support the employee; usually fear tactics are used to force the employees to comply and HR reps are the ones that implement them. There's also no confidentiality with HR reps - employees who complain about leadership, usually end up being ousted and retaliated against. This allows the toxic culture to perpetuate by creating fortified walls around the leadership and leaving employees vulnerable and fearful. This is a systemic failure, but there are occasional departments within the system that are great pillars of excellence.