Friendly work culture with many learning opportunities
Computer Lab Consultant (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – July 21, 2016
This computer lab consultant job was a good balance of work and school. The atmosphere was relaxed, but still productive. I learned more about computer skills and providing good customer service. The hardest part of the job was problem solving computer issues I wasn't familiar with, but the work team was great at providing assistance when I needed it.
I worked directly with the owner of the company. A typical day of work consisted of me driving to his house then going on service calls sometimes 200+miles away, sometimes even in my own vehicle. Luckily my boss paid for the gas to get to these service calls. Everything was going well until the money for my services continued to pile up and at times I was owed an excess of $800 for work that had been completed almost a month prior.
Occasional free meals
Unorganized atmosphere, Untimely pay, Unprofessional attitude from the owner of the company at job sites
COLLABORATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA EVANGELIST (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – April 13, 2016
Yale was always a great place to work. You typically understand you will make less money, but you will have great benefits and increased work/life balance. It always felt like an honor to work there and be part of their mission. Over the last 5 years, the work environment and morale has declined considerably. The raise pool for staff is so small its embarrassing. Even when you EXCEL the most you can hope for is a 3-4% raise. There are no bonuses and while job security used to be one of the factors, it is no longer the case. The IT department has reorg fatigue, and has had several rounds of layoffs with little chance of turning that around. They also talk regularly about their commitment to diversity. However, in a recent round of layoffs in IT, there were 9 women, 3 individuals who self-identified as LGBTQ, 2 persons of ethnic diversity, and one over the age of 60. It has also lost its feel of "academia" and feels much more corporate. I loved my time there, but am happy to have moved on. There are a lot of "fire fights" and very little time to spend on planning and proactive work. The best thing about the place are the people, which is important. 10 years ago I would have rated Yale as a 5 star in all categories. In terms of priority - the University is committed to its students and faculty first and foremost, followed by the researchers. So whenever there are cuts, they are ALWAYS to the administrative staff.
Verification and Validation of student accounts (Former Employee) – DeKalb County, IL – February 2, 2016
Arriving 15-20 minutes before schedule was a norm for IT team. Learning the different work styles and feeding off each to produce our best daily. Management allow us to do our jobs without standing over our shoulders. We enjoyed the space and worked to perfection within our own individual task. At the end of the day we have completed another job well done as a team.
TWU Information Technology department offers a close-knit environment where you can function as a team member and learn from other. There is an atmosphere of helping each other and there are lots of opportunity to get your hands on many aspects of information technology. Supervisor was trusting and friendly.
Independent Restaurant Contractor (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – October 24, 2015
A typical day was my boss picking me up and us heading to El Paso, Texas for breakfast then off to the worksite. I learned how to run cat 5 ethernet cable, external camera cable and phone lines for new Applebees, Village Inn's and Corner bakery restaurants. It taught me to work independently and with a team. I was taught how to install Point of sale systems. Which included changing out old wiring in already established locations that needed upgraded systems. Management was amazing I couldn't ask for a better boss to work for. I not only worked for him and his company but also at the University where I gradutated. I was his Teaching assistant for the International food and wine class for almost 5 years. I worked with a excellent group of guys who made the job a lot of fun. We could joke with each other but always maintained professionlism and made sure the job was done correctly and that the job site was cleaned after we were done. The hardest part of the job was getting up on rooftops in 100+ degree temperatures with hundreds of feet of cable and trying to get cable in a 1/2inch pipe with out it kinking in the pipe. The most enjoyable part was completeing a job and seeing the finsih product. Also working for an amazing boss and a good group of coworkers made it a very happy environment to work in.
Very helpful and understanding boss who was always willing to lend a hand when needed, Always provided lunch and sometimes breakfast, He was very knowledgeable in Point of sale systems and computer systems involving restaurants, He was the IT president for Applebees, Village Inn and Corner Bakery
Not much chance for advacement, Long hours in the heat
Director, Information Technology (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – October 21, 2014
This was by far the best job I have had in my life.
If you are lucky enough to work with the men and women in what is now Heidt Design, then, indeed you are lucky.
My time at Heidt rose from surveyor to IT Director, Construction Liason, to the very top of the company. The leaders were truly appreciative of their employees and I have, to this day, the utmost respect for them.
Truly a mark of leadership, that six years beyond, you look in favor upon them. That is Leadership.