Quick Hire with Decent Pay given Geographic Location
Field Service Assistant Technician (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – November 25, 2017
The hire was a quick turnaround from the time I applied. It went from being contacted by a recruiter, to exchanging a few emails, to being put in contact with the hiring manager, to being scheduled for a 30 min skype/phone interview, and then being given a day or two to give it some thought.
Being a contractor, you are technically full time but you are not part of the parent company you are being contracted out to. You are a member of the "team" but you are not a member of the "team" and often times I was pushed aside or not included in events that involved the IT team and often times being left out of the loop but that was ok in my opinion because in most cases I work better on my own.
For the most part you are mainly left alone and the only time you see the supervisor is in the morning when they hand you a work list and its up to you to get everything you need to get the job done. Most tasks are easy (i.e. swapping out keyboards, monitors, and moving boxes) and other tasks require you to do some research (i.e. troubleshooting printers that are between 10,15, or 20 years old and having to special order refurbished parts because they are no longer in production, but that is the case with most government jobs).
I would recommend this job if you are willing to relocate and work in remote areas.
You dont see management that often, Good if you work better alone
No real structure for growth if you work at the sites
Productive and fun place to work with a pool table instead of a receptionist!
Recruiter (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – September 7, 2017
The typical day of work involves tackling the mission of growing the business. The HQ staff is motivated to work together. The hardest part of the job is the nature of the work, it's government contracting so there are quick deadlines and then moving deadlines. The most enjoyable part of working here are the people!