Good first job - lots of travel
Court Reporter (Former Employee) – Charleston, WV – May 1, 2017
This was my first job out of college and I was happy to have a "professional" job that actually made use of my bachelors degree. Paid training is provided. I worked in a satellite office with one other employee. Management is generally pleasant, though I only communicated with them via phone since I did not work in the main office. There is generally a lot of freedom in the satellite offices, as there is no management there watching your every move. In-office days are easy with an hour for lunch. Court reporting often involved a lot of unexpected travel and it was often difficult to get approved for vacation days. Pay was low and benefits were not very good when I was there. Overall, the job is fine for someone who is looking to get their foot in the door but would be really difficult for someone with young kids, as you often have to travel and probably wouldn't make enough money to support a family.
Hour for lunch, interesting cases, 7.5 hour workday
Low pay, excessive travel, poor benefits