Challenging and rewarding
Production Management consultant (Former Employee) – Bloomfield, Ct – June 4, 2014
My last few years with met life was very rewarding, the tasks of my team where to reduce operating costs, through conversion or removal of little used software, run time reduction, database tuning, scheduling changes and removal of manual intervention. I managed a team of 4 to 10 off-shore resources, who through my guidance became a self-sufficient team yielding over the last 3 years with a savings of over 4.5 million in operating costs. During those years I also created tools and guidelines for corporate data FTP's in and out of the company, converting over 3,000 jobs using those guidelines.
The most rewarding part of the job was to take a team of green employees and train them, seeing them grow and become a self-sufficient team, able to manage themselves as well as gain respect as a team who could "get the job done".
One of the hardest parts of my job was in convening other managers that an off-shore team could be both effective and productive. Usually after the team did work for any manager we would get their support for future projects.
Thanks to my management, who believed in the team and my ability to lead them, both technically and project wise, we made a difference.
It's a shame that MetLife decided to move it's base of operations to another state, for I know there was still a lot of improvement work I could have overseen for them.
work hour flexability
releases management needs improving