Strong company with traditional values
Engineering Intern/ Applications Engineer (Former Employee) – Kenosha, WI – June 23, 2013
A typical day at work varied, as many times I was called out of my regular duties to assist others in tasks I had been involved with prior. However, on a regular basis I was involved in larger scheme tasks that would take place over time, which meant each day was a different step in analysis, problem definition, brainstorming, evaluation, redesign, and finally implementation. From this company, I take a vast amount of knowledge. This knowledge spans social skills, manufacturing expertise, design engineering skills, and general office interactions. The age difference between my co-workers and I provided a bit more of a challenge, but was rarely a hindrance. Often, I was asked for assistance because of my youth. However, this age difference was the hardest part of the job. Because of the very different ways of accomplishing tasks between the common age at IEA and my age, there was often confusion as to what I was talking about during discussions, or just misunderstandings in general. The most enjoyable part of the job was the support I had from certain members of the team at IEA. Its not often that people recognize an opportunity to help an upcoming member of society and take advantage of it, and I am very grateful for the people who had the patience and kindness to help me mature in the Industry.
Older management crowd suppresses much needed change.