dedicated and competent team of co-workers working together at sometimes frantic rate to achieve weekly production schedule.
Pros: we were provided with laptop loaded with software to access servers, and were able to work home occasionally.
Cons: corporate organizations save money by deciding to outsource some of their positions, and my department was outsourced to our offshore team in india.
I specifically worked at Soundscan, producing charts for Billboard Magazine on a weekly basis. Monday and Tuesday were production days where we collected and audited retail sales. Wednesday through Friday I managed databases containing our stores, maintained weekly production reports, provided store customer service. learning how to work as a team was essential, no one could continue the process without each individual completing their part of the puzzle, and when one area was over burdened, we all were needed to assist any way possible. my co-workers were dedicated to complete all aspects of the job on a timely basis. management was an integral part of completing production, needing to work closely with all departments involved. the interaction with the team was probably the best part of the job. the hardest part would be when a record label would send us data late, or incorrect, and parts of the production schedule would have to be re-run. the soundscan team was willing and able to spend many a long night making sure all was correct.