No collaboration, no energy, everyone holed up in office or cubicle
Product Manager (Former Employee) – Brown Deer, WI – July 2, 2018
When you enter the building you are immediately struck by the total silence. Most people sit in their offices with doors closed or in their cubicles and don't engage or speak with each other throughout the day. In fact, when there is an all-staff meeting, some people will sit in their office or cubicle and call in to the meeting rather than join in person in a conference room. The particular brand/division I worked at had 37% employee turnover in 2017. And while 2018 is seeing less turnover, there still is the underlying problem of people not collaborating nor engaging with each other.
It was a very depressed, unstimulating and tired environment sapped of vitality.