Hi again Douglas, the environment is international, but yes you are correct - there is a strong pervasive production line management style.
In the larger organisations in France there is truth in what you say. However, I have met those “Lifers”. They care very deeply for the organisation in which they work; because they remain positive to encountering better management.
The downside; politics are very strong. Worst, few organisations here possess business disaster recovery plans that ensures long-term employee job safety. There have been some disasters, and more are coming.