Decent place to work but...
Network Maintenance Technician (在職中) – Port Huron, MI – 2018年7月21日
Not a bad place to work in general, especially without a degree, at least in Tech Ops. They got awesome benefits and decent pay. Although the starting rate is low for technicians at first, you move up the pay scale quickly in a few years.
They prefer to hire and promote from within. Moving up the career ladder here takes time, sometimes years. Management has their picks, most of the time, before you even apply for a posting within. It’s more of who you know and you got a good rapport with. It quickly gets annoying however.
The work / life balance can be quite off balance at times, especially in Tech Ops and Network Ops. Working in these departments can be very demanding most of the time. For years there’s been mandatory overtime, which you don’t have a choice but to work a full extra day every now and then. And then in Network Ops, you have 24/7 oncall duties. Depending on the size of your team, it can be quite disruptive. But the pay is good and makes it somewhat worthwhile I think. And now they’re making decisions to reduce our personnel and move them elsewhere, which is further creating problems.
Not a bad job overall and the pay / benefits make it hard to leave. After putting in 14 years I get paid really well and can’t complain about that. But in general, working in the field can be demanding often times and it’s a struggle to maintain a healthy work / life balance. Especially when you add in 24/7 oncall rotations. They got awesome tuition reimburstment but good luck finding the time to go back to school. It becomes quite a juggling act.
Decent pay, great benefits
Micromanagement at times in the past, work / life off balance