Survivalist nature fueled by a hostile working environment and the rewarding of mediocrity. This is disguised in false praises of substandard employees and keeping everyone quiet by adjusting salaries.
Support from management
One star is too much. Simply put, there is no leadership support due to leadership being more concerned about justifying their own positions rather than supporting others.
There are a few that are glad to work as a team to accomplish goals, but these are vastly outnumbered by those who are out for themselves or just looking to exist for a paycheck.
Freedom to work independently
Micromanagement is the law of the land. Those in authority use this to justify their existence, usually through corrective counseling or faulty and pointless career planning that amounts to nothing
This is the problem area by either purposely miscommunicating intentions or by employees simply not understanding or not wanting to effectively communicate.
Double standards exist based on the woman and what she is willing to do to remain at position.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Longevity, life experience, and skill set don't matter unless they're meeting the immediate needs of the company. Past performance isn't a factor unless it's for progressive discipline.
This is all contingent on "who you are" rather than "what are you capable of."
Overall compensation for your work
Pay and benefits are good. Pay doesn't match job performance because too many mediocre employees are paid too much for substandard performance.
Office / Work Environment
Facilities are above average, if you fit in a category of essential to success of institution. "Necessary evils" usually become the squeaky wheel until it so bad that the fix is equal to that of "putting a band-aid on a gunshot wound."
The University of Alabama has a hard time accommodating matters such and proper breastfeeding areas for mothers and punishes its employees if they get sick at work and have to leave because they temporarily cannot perform their duties.
This culture has changed over time. Now, if an employee cannot be at work it is generally accepted that there are people waiting to take that employee's position of they stray too far from what institution deems acceptable.
Image doesn't match reality due to constant monitoring of employees to ensure they're staying "positive" about work. Adverse opinions and views are punished rather than researched for possible truth.
At-will employment. Anyone can be let go at any time for any reason. Restructuring is always looming and positions can be reclassified or removed at any time.
Depends on "disability" and the legal and financial ramifications of complying versus what it costs not to.
This is a mixed bag of emotions due to student culture of 18-25 YOA individuals who have varying degrees of self entitlement. This is also mixed with internal and external customers who look for reasons to complain so that the administration will be able to "change" to accommodate everyone instead of being reasonable and sometimes telling a complainant to find satisfaction elsewhere.
Inclusive / Diverse
One star is too much. Double standards, racial discrimination and sexual discrimination and rampant and cleverly disguised. Most importantly, it is well covered up when discovered and those who commit these acts are protected.
Suggestions for improvement
- Replace senior administration and restructure divisions to be more accountable and inclusive of reasonable ideas. It needs to stop wasting the money of the people of Alabama and stop using the excuse of "we're educators" to justify fleecing students and patrons of their money for a decent education.
What I like about the company
The few times I was able to help community accomplish its goals and contribute in a worthwhile manner.
What I dislike about the company
It doesn't take into account doing what is right for the people It serves. It thinks all that it does is right by virtue of being in the position to say it is always right.