Coworkers are friendly and supportive, in my experience my work-life balance has been respected and encouraged. Senior managers and the CEO who work long hours don't expect me to do so, and almost all emails and requests I receive can wait until the workday starts. In areas where I didn't have experience my supervisor was very understanding and didn't expect me to somehow know what I was doing, they talked me through the reasoning for different approaches and have helped me learn. One challenge is the way we are funded, so much funding is locked into specific projects and the funding fluctuates. NWAC has signed multi-year agreements that have helped and has also updated finance and HR policies to make things easier and smoother. Our HR and Finance team are really fantastic, and they are making things run a lot smoother than before.
I have seen a lot of progress being made, and see that NWAC is still building capacity and improving internal processes. I am excited to see where we are in a year or two.