Excellent place to work. Great environment, worked together as a team.
Pros: free coffee, occasional free lunches provided, excellent working environment
Cons: start time was early for me.
Typically, I had assignments, either to modify existing programs, or, new projects to develop. Always multi-tasking, new more important matters come up, printers to reset, users with some sort of problem, either software or hardware. As we supported several hundred users, with at that time, 2 remote sites, and support of some remote hospitals, things – more... were always coming up. I worked as a professional and was treated as such, with minimal supervision. I was simply given a task to perform and then expected to accomplish it. Most of my time would be spent writing programming code in Unibasic, with Unidata and Uniquery, a Unix operating system, of which is the main network for company users. We also had a Novell Network.
I learned to write down and record everything I was told. All daily, weekly, monthly and yearly procedures, were recorded in my notebook, which became fairly large. All procedures pages were noted in an index, of which I could very quickly reference to find what was needed. It was said of me in my reviews, 'I only need to tell Wayne how to do something once'. Some things, like resetting the main frame, or Novell network, or printers, etc, did not happen that often.
This company has it together as far as management goes. And the atmosphere they created was most acceptable and pleasant.
This job was very complex, with many varied things to do and remember. The hardest thing was to remember it all. I integrated my memory system (writing everything down and indexed) to be successful in this position.
The thing I enjoyed most was the way we in the IT department were treated, with respect as professionals. I enjoyed the interaction with the other programmers, and also all the other employees. I also enjoyed my own office with a view window. – less