Was the best company I ever worked for
Network Administrator (Current Employee) – Amarillo, TX – October 18, 2016
if it weren't for a bankruptcy shutting this wonderful company down, I would have chosen a lifetime career here. Never have I worked for a more exciting place, and an awesome group of people. The Challenges in this network were daily, but they allowed me to grow my skillset and expand my horizons.
Typical day was 8-5, salaried and they were very kind when I had to handle personal matters outside of work (i.e. Dr visits, family emergencies, etc)
Large Windows-based network (server and desktop), with a NIX backbone and databases, Cisco network with F5 application delivery, Netezza database scrubber, and SAN backup to generalize what I had to deal with on the Administration end.
On the desktop support side, was largely Dell desktop and Lenovo laptop environments.
Everyone seemed really happy here - Hastings was a very caritable company and hosted a charity golf tournament every year.
It is truly a shame that this cultural icon is no longer going to be around.