i did not realize this was a thing i liked until i experienced both sides.
i have been lucky to work at a few companies that intentionally promote a "flat" org.
meaning, even though there are levels to your title and leadership, you can talk to anyone. you can see everyone's calendars, are you an AE and have a question for the CIO? just gchat them.
and you are not treated as an annoyance, but as a peer.
this is super fucking. cool.
and in my mind it really promotes collaboration, open conversation and room for real things to happen.
the flip side:
the company i just left was very proud of how "everyone flew in formation".
what that meant was everyone had their place, and needed to stick to it.
so as an AE, if i wanted to talk to a CSM, i was instructed i needed to CC the VP of success in EVERY email, or chat. and include her in any meeting i set with her team.
also, if senior leadership was involved in a deal, i could not talk to them nor did they want to hear from me. i had to go through my boss....cus you k ow I'm just a little AE how can i expect to communicate with C level execs who are also MD's??
anyway, I'd suggest ppl try to suss this out in interviews because it gets annoying quick.
can anyone think of good questions to ask in the interview process to explore this?