Long hours, working with good people, but management is less than truthful.
Pros: being allowed to be a self starter, healthcare.
Cons: management telling lame and easily disproven lies as they needed to be honest with smart people.
-Arrive half an hour early because the actual job was exciting and fun, it did not feel like work.
-I did not learn much of anything that added to my skills, I am already considered a subject matter expert in my field.
-I caught management in a number of lies dealing with the amount of money that we were paid, they under reported how much money was authorized under the contract by $20k per year per person for the contract. When the decision was made to RIF people, management reported that they were not allowed to keep people on contract while lowering wages across the board, which was also a lie as both options were permitted by higher management. I never said anything to management or my co-workers as it would not have helped anyone. Management had no idea what my co-workers and I did on a daily basis and had little motivation to learn, even though they were constantly invited to right seat ride with us.
-My co-workers were all dedicated, hard working people, willing to work long hours to get the job completed.
-The hardest part of the job was never being complimented for doing a job well done, both from the company and from the client. Knowing that one would most likely never be promoted in spite of the job being done well also was hard to swallow.
-The most enjoyable part of the job was the job: training soldiers in their new job field, and the follow up training in both the Advanced Leader's Course and then the Senior Leader's Course. Watching people grow in their chosen career as they advanced in rank was the best part.