Pros: lasting relationships, hard working people, ability to learn and be part of exciting projects that directly bring value to the company
Cons: layoffs for the past 3 years, low moral, no bonus or merit increases, no incentives to build moral
The best part of the job was being able to interact with many employees, managers and staff from different cross functional team on a daily basis. Being able to collaborate through research and analysis to capture key business information in order to provide key information needed to communicate, create, test, implement and support all types of projects – more... and business processes that would enhance and provide efficiency to the Organization.
The hardest part of the job would be lack of resources to support major and key project initiatives that would unfortunately result in scope creep and potentially impact project/program schedules. Lack of budgets from Upper Management in order to execute key initiatives and not being able to be provide feasible achievable schedules due to the environment as of late. Very difficult to work in a low moral environment.
It is an experienced environment that had plenty of opportunities to sustain and keep great young talent, but unfortunately, not able to do so with the change in the Defense Budget and Funding Programs being cut.
Lasting thoughts, do your homework on company reviews from 3rd parties online, check out what others say on reputable sources, good and bad, look at the markets and stakeholder data for projections and future growth, before you commit to any employment opportunities anywhere, period!
Good luck to anyone that finds this to be beneficial in your search! – less