Very Lean and Mean Team ... Until Merger/Acquisition
System Administrator (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – November 5, 2018
I worked for 2 Great supervisors (Corporate IT Heads) ... I learned tons during my over 6years. As as lean and mean team with very few SysAdmins in our multiple regions, we were always very stretched. As anyone who works in IT knows, this is both Good and Bad. Responsibilities (if your willing and ready) always present themselves. Unfortunately, there's little wiggle room to squeeze in additional, more formal training. As a person that's a self-starter, I was always able to make it happen for my team, but overall, and career wise...this is not an ideal situation. Not all team members learn the same, and formal training, at least provides the opportunity for the team to cover the same, necessary ground...making everyone that much more proficient.
After the Merger, things changed...the company grew in size, and resources...definitely a good thing. I was able to survive that scary phase of our company being absorbed, and really liked what we'd become...450 employees grew to approx 20,000!!
Unfortunately, after a while, and I knew most of this BEFORE the Merger...I would not have the time or the platform (if I stayed @ Glumac) to work in the sector of IT I am NOW truly excited by...AWS
Solid, Forward Moving, Growing Company.
Formal Training and/or Time (due to workload) to persue achievable career goals, even if New company offers the desired opportunities