Pros: job security, always had work, steady paycheck
Cons: department ending, worked to be noticed and when the company was noticed and acquired losing the small company charm
A typical day at work was to clock in at 9 a.m. go to my cubicle and receive a pile of work prioritized according to deadline. I worked in the data entry department of a vehicle valuations company that prided itself on 24-hour turn around time. The data entry department was the "heart beat" of the company. The work flowed to the DE department first, then went out to the analysts who attached three comparable vehicles for the damaged vehicle, and the back to the DE department to enter that data into the database, then out to the senior analysts who then assessed the "true market value" of the original vehicle.
What I learned from the whole experience is the importance of communication and teamwork. A good, flexible attitude is crucial when working in this sort of fast paced environment. My co-workers worked overtime to get the job done.
The hardest part of the job was keying the last of the paper documents when the data entry department was closing and going paperless. It was like working myself out of a job.
The most enjoyable part of the job was job stability up until the last few days.