Zeldman’s latest post, on the position of web teams in organisations, has such a resonance with me at the moment. Unfortunately from what he says it is a widespread occurence. In-house web development is often lumped in with either marketing or IT, both resulting from an ignorance of, or unwillingness to understand, what web developers actually do.
Web teams and the organisation
This looks like a really old post (I mean, it's from 2007 for goodness sake). Stay for the retro vibes but be aware any information in this post is likely way out of date.