Oveall, the experience and growth in my career has been positive.
Pros: i learned a lot about food microbiology and qc environments.
Cons: looking for an environment where i can advance my career.
Busy and productive. I liked my colleagues and co workers. The lab and equipment were state of the art. I love Microbiology and after 16+ years I feel that I am pretty good at what I do. Most of my day is spent managing the everyday lab processes and trouble shooting complicated sample matrices for testing. Our group worked closely with other groups to strategize solutions for environmental issues, safety issues, and testing issues. I learned a lot about management and team building and became a great Microbiologist. The hardest part of the job is keeping up with daily operations and integrating new technologies but this was also what made my job enjoyable.