Toxic culture in global compliance - read this before you accept offer!
Manager, Global Compliance (Ancien employé) – 4 king street west – 7 juillet 2019
Poor management. Poor treatment of people. The VPs and Directors think of themselves as VIPs and people aren’t treated with respect. They expect you to ‘prove’ yourself and the mistrust is quite evident hence micro management. And without delegation when the work gets too much for seniors or they drop the ball on something, they’ll come back to you and say ‘its your responsibility!’ Titles matter a lot. There are people here from third world countries who haven’t been properly integrated into the Canadian labour market and apparently aren’t even aware of harassment laws or social norms and are in powerful positions. There is an unstructured organizational structure, no coaching, especially at the lower level, and you are expected to be ‘proactive’ even though you don’t really have any information or decision making power. If you are at the manager level, you will be treated like a child who doesn’t know what they’re doing, but yet pressured and made to feel inadequate constantly.
I was there for a few months and it was the worst experience. The stress made me physically ill and I was admitted to the hospital once and took a day off to which my manager gave me a lecture about ‘trust’ (implying that I had missed an important meeting and broken their trust’. I urge you to do your research, ask a lot of questions during the interview and better yet, accept any other offer you might have. I ignored the warning signs during the interview stage which led to this bad experience.
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