Pros: good parking availabilities
Cons: negligible pay raise / promotion possibilities
A typical day at work would be me performing the routine Quality Assurance tests as per the plan. Talk with designers and architects about ongoing projects and future releases. Attend meetings with other teams as and when required to resolve issues and strategize upcoming work.
I always set aside some time for my self-learning, which is how I learnt – more... more about advanced computer networking, shells scripting, website development, embedded device developments etc.
I learnt about the OSS and BSS as well as parts of the NSS domain of the Telecom industry while working with KPN Telecom.
Due to billing issues I worked alone and occasionally performed chain tests with other teams. My co-workers were very supportive on the whole.
The hardest part of the job stemmed from the fact that the entire architecture was developed and maintained by different companies (contracted by KPN) and coordinating with all of these teams for an end-to-end test was often difficult due to non-cooperation. However this taught me how to handle a project better.
The most enjoyable part of the project was the fact that since I functioned solo so I had significant amount of independence and was able to work with a greater flexibility. – less