Not a bad way to spend a year working.
Computer Technician (Former Employee) – Potomac, MD – June 21, 2013
Working as a Computer Technician, you go in knowing what to expect - answer customers' calls, fix machines that come into the office. At Geeks On-Site, my responsibilities were to answer to phone, set up appointments & technicians' schedules, send appointments to the On-Site Techs, train new In-Office Techs, fix any computers that came into the office, and make sure the office stayed in check. That may sound like quite a bit, which it can be during busy hours, however a good amount of time was down-time.
Depending on the type of individual you are, that could be either a great or a bad thing. For students, or people with things on the side, this could be an excellent opportunity to not only advance your Computer Hardware & Software skills, but also to work on other projects.
The environment was great, as there was also another business run by the same owner. A large percentage of the people working there were interns, however everyone in both businesses seemed to be determined and have serious goals in place. It was a great type of energy in the air to be working around, and also a very diverse environment.
The only con I can find from this job would have to be the lack of benefits, and the commute. The commute to this job was very costly, and against the pay, most would probably say it wouldn't be worth it, and this was easily the hardest part of the job.
Great environment, great people to work with. Good amount of downtime to work on outside projects, such as games.
Too far of a drive, no benefits.