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Met with department managers who might be interested in hiring you for their departartment in several different disciplines. You could get an offer from one or five different managers, or of course none of them. I got offers from two of them and was able to choose which I was most interested in. You will also meet with HR and one of the VP's. Of course all of this is if you get past the initial interview process. If you are in a different state you will do a recorded Skype interview with pre-determined questions asked by someone in HR. You will be given several oportunities to re-record your answer. After that, if they have further interest you will be flown, all expense paid, to the location in which you will be interviewed in person.

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Depends on many factors, but I have found it to be slow for the past few years. However, Burns & McDonnell is good about not laying off at the drop of a hat so it usually turns around and you get busy again. The problem is, they give you very little time to meet deadlines so you have to work at lightening speed and not use many project hours. If you need more hours, it is an unwritten rule that you work on your own time off the clock so to speak or say goodbye to your year end bonus.

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8 to 10 depending on whether or not there is a deadline. No overtime pay so if you need more time to make a deadline, you do it on your own time.

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It's good and it's reasonable. PTO is a great thing although they expect you to use your PTO if you can't get to work due to the snow and ice, or if you have to leave early because of inclement weather. In other words, they are generous with PTO but they expect you to use it for any reason you can't come to work. This is not a company that has adopted work at home. They just stopped making ladies where stockings with a skirt and men from having to wear ties!

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Service Desk is so far beneath the CEO it really shouldn't be any of his concern but the service desk is under staffed. Constantly asked to do more with less while others in the department do not.

We could have 16+ staff on a weekly oncall rotation but instead we have 5.

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All of them. If you have the capacity to use the, (i.e., you have kids and are a sick person) then its a really good gig.

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Not the best. Contingency works are reminded daily that they are not employee owners and treated like second class citizens.

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$18 - $23 per hour for entry level.

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