So I applied for the Principal Collaboration Engineer Position, and instead they hired me as a contractor. This was unclear through most of the process since it is not the position I thought I was applying for. I was looking for a change so I took the job anyway. I'm still not sure it was such a good Idea. As a contractor there is no PTO and I feel as though management doesn't have much love for contractors. I sat around for the first few weeks with not much work to do, so I would just shadow the other Telecom guys to learn the environment. A few weeks in, I get called into the managers office. Apparently it appears as though I am not working. I tried to explain that I had been asking for more work for weeks but the whole thing just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Also, many of the Telecom techs here are looking for other jobs, as the culture here is not what it should be. Everything at CHOP is very silo'd and I have not been enjoying my time here. THey silo'd me into a position where I basically just do moves adds and changes to the devices. No challenge in it, no opportunities for promotion or raises, nothing.
Contractor-flexibility and can leave at any time.
Unclear job requirements, confusing hiring process, Silo'd teams.