They prefer desk time over productivity
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – April 30, 2016
In the IT Dept, your typical day would start with daily, morning, staff meetings where you will discuss, ad nauseam, the minutia of every problem to your micro manager. From there you should be prepared to be "visible" at all times via internal social media app. Should you need to leave your desk for any reason, it is imperative that you reflect your "status" on said social media app. "Telework", if allowed, is only one day per pay period and may only be done from your residence. Timekeeping is done through an internally created time clock. Your time is tracked down to the exact minute.
The hardest part of the job: Waking up knowing that it was ahead.
The most enjoyable part: Punching the time clock at day's end.
The benefits package is the only pro.
Micro-managers, time clock, daily meetings, weekly status reports, desk time, favoritism, lack of transparency, horrid office culture, backwards thinking policy makers.