Pros: great team enviroment.
Cons: no raises, no benifits and really not much chance to move up or progress.
I have learned to be an independent worker as well as working in a real team environment. The typical day consist of plumbing, waste/vent, water/gas and storm drain plans, making changes, changing backgrounds (xrefs, dwfs, pdfs), getting ready of submittals by plotting hard copy sets or PDF sets and submitting to the client on ftp sites or by delivery. Sometimes plans need to be taken directly to downtown LA to the building department. The team here is large and I have been able to learn a lot of important skills not only in AutoCAD but also in design concepts. Above all, this has taught me to work independently for long periods of time without direct supervision. The co-workers and management are great and there is a lot of knowledge there, always ready to be passed just by asking questions. Everyone has been really helpful. There are many challenges which often take a lot of thought and mental energy to solving difficult problems and finding solutions that meet the clients needs. The most enjoyable part of the job is completing deadlines and finishing the job on time. Now I am looking to advance in new opportunities.