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
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.
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.
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.
Electronics & Video Technician (Former Employee) – University of Iowa – April 13, 2012
I would come into work never knowing what to expect for my workload. I was always sent all over the University of Iowa campus to fix the television network. It was an adventure journeying into old campus buildings in zoned off areas. They gave me a lot of responsibility by giving me access to restricted zones for students. I usually worked alone or with one other co-worker. Overall I had a great time at this job and value the experience I earned.