Anyone that has been involved with magical or spiritual organizations for a long enough time begins to notice a sad truth: Such groups tend to be dens of neurosis, backstabbing, and behavior that is generally lower than what you would find in a typical corporate environment.
I have spent a good amount of my career navigating these waters and for this reason generally try to relate directly to teachers, not groups or orders.
Many people seem to think that this behavior exists because the members are not doing the work. I used to think this way as well.
A long time ago though, someone who was a student of Gurdjieff told me that he once said that spiritual groups are like garages for your car. Before your car goes in it probably does ok. When it comes out it will be better than ok. But while it is in there being worked on, its not a pretty sight. Its guts are all over. Its smeared with grease. It being taken apart and put back together repeatedly.
So in some cases the politics and odd behavior of people in a given magical group may be a symptom of doing genuine work rather than not. Than again in some cases people are just assholes. Discernment is a vital quality for a Sorcerer to possess.