In the past several months I’ve had reason to interact with very senior leaders in our company. I am frustrated and angry at what I observe. Rudeness and other inexcusable behavior instead of supportive action. They don’t listen and their egos are out of control. I have never been with a company where unethical, mean spirited and other bad behaviors among top brass are allowed to continue unchecked. How did it get to this point? I have experienced supervisors and leaders getting what they want through bullying and demeaning behavior. HR is a mess. Operations and IT are just as bad. There are a couple of very senior people who have no business in their jobs. They should never have been promoted. And the disgusting behaviors continue. I pray that Santa helps me find a much better role soon with a place that doesn’t cause me to have anxiety, insomnia, headaches, stomach ulcers, ground-down teeth from Bruxism and worry. And we say we are a health care company. We just don’t care about our employees. The recent incentives and work from home days are nice but they are surface things and bandaids for the much more serious, damaging behaviors taking place among people who should do better.
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The Board runs the company. C-Suite leaders are weak & that’s on purpose. All are paid very well to take directions from the board President. For profit board President counterparts make, at most, $500K. If anyone has been around long enough & have interacted with them, you’d know how weak the leadership page is. A few nice people but most under qualified. Whomever the next merger or acquisition is & it will happen, it will get even worse.
It isn’t just the areas you mentioned. Things are rotten in other areas of the company. I dread going to my job when I once enjoyed it. I do not want to contribute to lining the pockets of these people. It is at the point where people believe their ethics complaints will not be kept anonymous. Trust has gone bye-bye.
This company has chosen to turn a blind eye to real ethics issues while at the same time trying to compensate for past employee promotion sins by committing those same sins in a different manner under the banner of a new CEO.
What do you expect from a company that comically overpays its "mutual company" chairman $9 million a year to chair a board populated with interlocking board memberships with such ethical giants such as Haliburton? What do expect from a company that named the publicly ethically questioned DL from Haliburton as a CEO? What do you expect from a Board that is unaccountable to no one?