Overall.... My review of this workplace is positive
Pros: clean environment, professional atmosphere.
Cons: as far as cons go, there were none that were worth mentioning.
At Universal Rondor, a typical day at work could start at anytime based on the needs of the producer's and songwriters.I would check to make sure that the recording booth was in order. Then,based on the taste and needs stipulated by the producer, i would set up the appropriate microphone(s),preamps,etc.This would be followed by a quick policing of the rest of the room to make sure that it was clean and comfortable for the client. I would then open up a protools template, talk with the Producer and songwriter about their vision for the material and get to work.
I learned how to adjust quickly to a fast paced environment because often there would be multiple songwriters in succession. each time they might be doing totally different kinds of music and have different needs.
The management for the most part stayed out of the way. They were seldom seen unless there was a need for something that wasn't readily available.(e.g. a special mike or other equipment).
I didn't really interact with other engineers that much. Each room was it's own little island.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with the different personalities of different songwriters. It didn't really bother me though. That is to be expected.
The most enjoyable part of the job was hopefully having a good day making your clients happy and being around good music and good sound.