Managing people is okay, especially at a large company that has policies and procedures. I have two guys, both of whom are pretty new, and one is awesome and exceeding expectations, the other I have to contact HR as an early heads-up, and probably put him on a growth plan which could lead to a PIP. It’s weird, he’s mid-career but doesn’t take ownership, meet deadlines, or do things he was specifically hired to do because of his background. I don’t get it.
I think it would be tougher to step in as a newbie and manage people who’ve been there, but you could figure it out. You know a good boss from a bad boss.