This environment had been a great place to work at, there is a large effort on internal promotion, but from an IT perspective there was an large opportunity to promote from within the department which was great (there were a number of examples that had left IT department roles to other departments.
The overall culture has resulted in an network of contacts that I still maintain currently.
Strong team oriented environment.
Huge opportunities for upwards promotion, emphasis on internal training
Lots of politics. The family atmosphere, is a cool way to describe it but if some people don’t like you they will do anything to try and get you removed. Watch your back. This applies at all levels of roles.