Pros: free lunches, close to home, gym and in house cafeterias
I wore many hats as a Contractor at Anadarko. I worked heavily and primarily as a Trainer\Mentor for all new Global Support Analysts (Helpdesk). The Helpdesk at Anadarko is setup as a Tier 2 or tier 3 role as the amount of knowledge, and tools that are used are far advanced and beyond any other Helpdesk environment. I wrote all training documentation, trained and Mentored all new Analysts, I also worked as a Quality Assurance Analyst, answering and fielding questions all day from new and experienced Analysts.
I learned I loved helping people, while remaining patient. I also learned I had a natural ability to retain so much information, that I became the renown "Go-to" person. Almost all situations I looked at as a potential training opportunity. I had a great relationship with Management and worked well with all my Managers, which resulted in a deep mutual respect. I was moved to various departments through my tenure at Anadarko, but it made me a great resource as knowledge grew and was readily shared with everyone.
The hardest part of my job, being challenged trying to keep up with the demands on my time and resources. The best part of my job was working with my team mates, teaching training and watching co workers grow into wonderful new Analysts.