Pros: ability to work from home
Cons: no benefits
CCSI is a small company with nice people, but they are hard to contact. I had no advanced notice from firm that my contract was ending. I started as a data analyst, responsible for segmenting data for conversion. I was given extra responsibility as I like to stay busy, am assertive, and like to get things done. My manager is professional although he has interpersonal skills issues and communications issues. I have worked anywhere from 40-80 hours a week, pulled on-call, overnight shifts due to conversion activities, etc. When conversion activities started to slow down, I was moved to the DBA PM position and assisted my manager in establishing procedures, documentation, metrics, on-call lists, etc., for the new DBA group being formed. I worked with mostly men, some women, and most of the time we all got along. We all had our days! The hardest part of the job is the hours and trying to read my manager's mind. I have learned advanced Excel, HP QC, Clarity PM, and I have learned to have patience and have become a better listener. I've also learned new ways of doing old things, made great contacts, learned security procedures, change management procedures and various system applications. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people and the ability to work from home.