Sec.for Chair of Dept. (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – August 28, 2015
Interesting job, meeting people from many countries. Learned additional computer programs, managed plane tickets and hotel reservations for incoming faculty, ordered meals from off campus at least once monthly sometimes 4 times for gatherings. Nice co-workers.
Working with young people from all over the world.
I work as Graduate Assistant helping the Director of Research Programming in the Vice President of Research Office.
I use Business Intelligence tool IBM cognos for reporting and analyzing research metrics for the university.
I am responsible for ad-hoc report generation either using SQL Developer/ MS Access/ IBM Cognos.
I also need to create and modify reports. I use Oracle Report Builder for achieving this.
Apart from this, I am also responsible for handling the Internal Web Application which is based on Java. I need to develop and maintain the application. The toughest part of my job is to respond as quickly as possible and resolve the issues related to the reports and web application in short span since the application is highly needed by various faculty members and Research department staff for generating reports and Letters.
I have proposed an idea to handle huge amount of data anticipating the future demand. Standard RDBMS to NoSQL migration for better results. This is a pilot project and I am solely responsible for it.
My co-workers are very friendly and helping supporting my education with scholarship.
Being a correctional/psychiatric facility it is challenging. The primary challenge is in balancing the nurse's objective to care for offenders vs. the correctional officer's objective to maintain their custody. The Teacher's Retirement is the best benefit provided. There is really a very limited opportunity for growth and the pay is substandard especially with the safety issues and potential for danger in the workplace.
Retirement package is good and 1 meal a day provided if desired
Lack of support of nursing by administration and substandard pay
IT Support Technician (Current Employee) – TX – April 17, 2014
On a typical day at work, I am sitting in an office without windows in the back of our call center. My main interaction with other people is via phone, and I rarely see or interact with my coworkers. I enjoy speaking to and helping my customers, and I am always willing to serve them and research their difficulties. I have learned a lot of patience and have become more self-sufficient. I work on the knowledge base and keep work orders up to date when customers are not calling.
My management will sporadically try to micro-manage, when for the first few months they chose to not give me any direction or training at all, save for listening to some phone conversations with my coworkers. My management also tends to be very loud and interrupts my phone conversations with customers frequently. This becomes stressful and disrupts the call center greatly.
My co-workers are far more knowledgeable than most of the management and are able to answer my questions and are always willing to assist me and brainstorm with me.
The hardest part of the job is simply getting the day started. After the first call comes in, my job becomes enjoyable. I work and solve problems with my customers and I enjoy helping them.
Lead Specialist (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – February 10, 2014
Loved this job more than any other job I've held. Cross training is big there, which gives you experience in other fields and always have opportunity to promote. Management is very understandable with personal issues. Would have never left Texas Tech if hadn't had to.
Dry, crisp air and sunny days throughout the entire year provides a healthful and invigorating climate. The library contains more than over two million bibliographic items, and also provides extensive computing resources for students, faculty, and staff for use.
Business Assistant (Former Employee) – El Paso, TX – April 17, 2015
A typical day at work involved meeting with the manager to discuss tasks and then working on those tasks the rest of the day. Management was unfair, demanding, and unappreciative. In a research environment, there isn't a lot of interaction with co-workers. The hardest part of the job was not feeling much appreciation for the hard work we put in.