Are you a Current or Former Employee? Former job since 2016
Position Management/executive staff
Strange. Although I was not bothered by it, the leader of the division seems indifferent towards the employees. I don't think he means to be, but that is the impression you get. Just do your job.
Some do. But most work in silos. Keep to themselves. It's strange. The culture.
Level of Autonomy
It really depends on who you report to. Some managers appreciate and trust their subordinates who work independently. Others want to know their every move.