Depends on the institution and/or the faculty. Blanket statements do not inform.
Well of course it depends on the school/department/faculty/course/year/funding/if the heating is working... etc. Ive met many excellent researchers and teaching professors, some cutting-edge research, some very bright and motivated students (half of which leave the country after finishing school), many universities expanding and building with very impressive facilities and providing excellent funding. And obviously I havent dealt with every university in PL... but I think the overall majority of it stinks. Disinterested professors who only care about their paychecks, the entire feudal hierarchy (and if you actually do work for a university you know exactly what Im talking about and how bad it is), bad blood between various departments, a massive massive problem with cheating/plagiarism/absenteeism/bribery, sheer laziness and mediocrity ... I could go on and on and on...
Not my experience at all. Perhaps you need a change.
No, personally Im very happy here. But that doesnt prevent from seeing the general modus operandi