Adult version of busy work
Environmental Scientist, Consultant (Current Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – January 15, 2017
Typically, work is 9-5, but deadlines add pressure making work from home, or after hours almost a necessity.
The position is basically one of project management because of all of the coordination, multi-tasking, organizing, and time management that is required.
The pay is terrible considering the level of expertise required and the value of the product that is produced, so I feel extremely undervalued by the company, but not necessarily by co-workers.
Overall, the people in the office are really nice and good to work with. People are patient and allow you to manage your own schedule.
Very good learning experience due to the amount of interaction with all types of people and clients on a daily basis.
Generally, the work is dry, technical, and opinionated, but it is also extremely detail oriented and mundane. There is an insane level of redundancy that comes with the work.
Organization is required, multi-tasking is extremely important, and the projects are all very similar.
This position is essentially data entry, but requires technical expertise and a very detail oriented personality.
Benefits are pretty good, but you have to hang in there for a year. The company will pay for your cell phone bill because you use it a lot for business calls and for emails and such.
Generally a 9-5 work day and weekends off, friendly co-workers who are patient and easy to work with, and an office culture where they try to keep people happy (occasional office parties), Average benefits program
Tedious technical writing with deadlines and billable goals, Very low pay considering the expertise required, Technical & opinion based reports, boring work, stressful deadlines, very detail oriented, requires intense multi-tasking and organization