If your willing to work 70+ hours a week without weeks off, then this is the place for you.
Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (Current Employee), Dickinson, ND – April 6, 2013
Pros: much overtime
Cons: low hourly pay, lack of any management pressence.
It's the most money I've ever made, but that's because it's the most hours I've ever worked, week in and week out. There is opportunity here, just probably not long term. Not that you can't make it work long term, just that those who do, or have, are on their 3rd, 4th, 5th divorce, have drinking problems, and still get paid the same as the guys they're – more... training. You can make great money here.. at a cost. – less
System Support Specialist (Current Employee), Eden Prairie, MN – January 28, 2013
Pros: long lunch breaks, flexible schedule, and doughnuts every friday.
Cons: highly stressful and understaffed. underpaid for the position and no room for advancement.
A typical day at working is taking incoming calls that come into the technical assistance center at the office. I troubleshoot and resolve complex networking issues that customer call in about. I have learned to be calm when customer are unhappy when their equipment does not work, I have learned to speak to people who have no idea what computers are – more... and explain to them how it works in a manner in which they understand,
The management at the company does not take care of their core employees. They push us to the brink of exhaustion everyday and make it as stressful as possible.
The counter to this is the people around me that i work with, The company has a great support team and we all work together to get everything done on a timely manner.
The hardest part of the job is to talk to people who do not understand what computers are or the internet, The other hardest part of the job is explaining to managers and CEO's of companies how and why they are not PCI complaint.
Best part of the job is to hear what people think of my abilities as a technician. I love to have feed back on how i am doing and how i can become a better technician in this field. – less