Pros: free beverage station, free parking, excellent benefits, flexible work schedules
Cons: have to walk 4 blocks from parking garage to my work building
Erie Insurance takes service seriously. Service is applied to every human interaction we have. We treat each other with respect.
A typical day for me starts by logging into the computer and checking my e-mails. I determine what I need to do for the day. Reply to e-mails and sometimes phone calls. At least half my days have a meeting or two. The rest of the time I get to do the fun stuff, programming. When working on projects, I read and analyze requirements, create designs based on the requirements, code the changes or new programs from the designs, and follow the SDLC to move the changes to production.
Management treats us as people. Everyone is referred to by their first name, even the managers. One-on-one meetings with supervisors are conducted where the employee can keep the supervisor aware of any issues. Supervisors are facilitators to help you be successful at your job and career.
Co-workers are there to help each other whether it be getting a work task accomplished or to celebrate a milestone or to console someone who is grieving. They care about each other and the company. We get more done together than we ever could on our own.
For me, the hardest part of the job is meetings over the phone. But this is something I have to get use to. The work force and the work environment is changing. We have to adapt.
The most enjoyable part of my job is doing the programming. I love figuring out how to get the programs to do what is needed and to do so efficiently.