I'm looking for some assistance. I'm a Lead Engineer for a software development firm. While I understand every workplace has their own challenges and there is no such thing as a perfect job or company, I need a change of scenery.
Why am I looking for a new job? There's a complete lack of vision, leadership, and personal development in this org which has made it impossible for me or my team to do our jobs anymore.
The next level of management is petty and spiteful; they make disputes personal. They lead through fear and intimidation; it’s a HR mess quite honestly. Also, the teams don't have the resources they need to do their job... for example it takes 27 days to get a software license on a 30 day project. Why? Because senior leadership is standing by stairwells with clipboards monitoring employee behaviors and in the parking lot with company purchased radar guns.
Yes, you read that last part correctly. If leadership observes you on the stairs and not using the handrail, it's a disciplinary offense. They've even pulled security camera footage to try and catch offenders. If you go more than 10 MPH in the parking lot, you get a company printed parking ticket. Three parking tickets in a calendar year and the company tows your car at your expense and you're prohibited from parking at the office for a year.
I could go on and on about the silliness -- but ultimately I just want to build stuff and develop my people personally and professionally.
The problem I'm having is I'm a terrible liar. So when someone asks me in an interview why am I leaving my current position, how do I answer that without complaining about all the buffoonery where I currently work?
Thanks for your time!