Terrific people, in a great location, with meaningful work.
Pros: Great company, wonderful, intelligent people, and terrific benefits
Cons: Poorly designed system, inflexible, not user friendly.
I enjoyed leveraging the skills I already possessed in a new environment. I came from a mainframe environment to a web based environment. It was such a great experience.
This job contained allot of firsts for me. First job in a University environment, first time working on a web based application, and the first time I worked in a job where private and public funding was obtained by the efforts of research scientists, which was also a first, for me. I learned so much about what it actually takes to create and validate surveys (assessments), in a scientific setting. It was great fun.
A typical day at work meant interracting with people inside and outside of the organization, in the creation of social sciences research studies, which are surveys that reveal how a patient feels (anger, anxiety, depression.....), in relation to specific medical conditions (cancer, diabetes.....). It was really meaningful work.
The hard part of the job was that the system had already been created, and was being used by end users all over the world before a business analyst was brought into the project. It was like stepping into the middle of a dysfunctional marriage, where both husband and wife are really amazing people, but most of the good stuff that makes a marriage work is missing. The system would have worked so much better, if all the right players had been present in the design phase.