Pros: working from home
Cons: no overtime
I managed teams of up to 35 engineers at one time, I had 55 service deliverables in my portfolio of projects. Engineers typical work assignments are during the night, for me it was critical that I am available to them during their normal work shift for emergencies, it was not a requirement for the company though. First thing in the morning I read though all project status reports for those projects that had any issues I would immediately plan for a possible reschedule which can potential impact your overall project schedule,
I was the single point of contact for my customer, supported numerous conference calls per day as well as standing weekly calls, topics can be very intense and very technical. You have to learn to adapt to challenging days, stress, hourly schedule changes, self teaching yourself the telecom architect structure how pieces of the hardware work together and impact each other have a thorough concept of the call processing was a bonus for me. I utilized all available resources to gain knowledge as well as be very resourceful for my customer and my management team.
I was focused on making money for my company, often times I took my laptop with me on vacation to ensure the revenue was on target to reach the goal especially for end of month or end of quarter.
I enjoy the challenges of the non structure day, although it was very fast past and very stressful it made the the hours of the day go by so fast, I learned how to be creative, as well as how to deal with difficult situations, difficult people.
Very diverse company, networking and team environment, management treated you like adults, you must have integrity and available during off hours,