Pros: Great benefits, good pay, solid company.
Cons: Acquisitions have made for somewhat tumultuous atmosphere.
I have worked for the same company since graduating from college, however the name has changed due to an acquisition. I have gained experience with many areas of the company while at Weir.
When I began, I worked as a Manufacturing Engineer, and slowly transitioned into other areas such as Project Management, Applications Engineering, and Service Engineering. This gave me the opportunity to learn how a business works from more than just an office perspective.
I learned to work with all areas of the company and beyond; from our suppliers all the way to our customers. The management has changed the most, as you would expect with any acquisition, and we have also lost good people as a result. However, the company continually pushes forward and innovates.
The most challenging part of my current job, is that it requires 75-90% travelling, and at times makes it difficult to leave my family. However, travelling has given me the opportunity to see different parts of the world as well, which has been a positive for me.