A very professional place to work with knowledgable co-workers
Project Manager, Washington, DC - May 10, 2015
Each and every day was always productive with little time to focus on anything but work; which I liked. I learned a lot of skills of PMP and some tips on how to successfully manage a project by doing preliminary work upfront to avoid back tracking and missing items that could potentially pose as a risk to slow the project down. Some of the management expected you to be right at there level and knowledge of working with the U.S. Courts for as long as they have, for example: 15 years when you only have worked with this group for a year. I felt their expectations were unrealistic and that it was a potential for a set up to fail. Most of the people in the specific department I worked in did not participate as "team" players which I was not used to. I felt that I was left alone to figure out certain parts of the project which could be difficult not knowing all of the U.S. Courts specific procedures. This was the part that I didn't particularly care for because I have always been a team player with all the companies I have worked for. I never had issues with teaming up with colleagues to gather or ask questions necessary to know how to put together a project. The most enjoyable part of the job would be the challenges of new projects but then again I felt overwhelmed because I didn't get the help and assistance I needed when I would request it. This information would be again the consistency of process and procedures that were in place and I wasn't made aware of them making it difficult to manage any project handed over to me. I don't believe this was an issue in all the departments at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts but unfortunately it was my experience in the department where I was at.