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I have been working at a i solutions full-time
If placed in the right situation and environment, you get to work on the most fun and interesting projects with some smart and great people. When possible, managers are typically good at casting employees in positions where they'll excel or are willing to accommodate employee's desire to change positions.
The vast majority of managers are former engineers who try to bring the same approaches that they found to be successful when they were lowly engineers/analysts into their managerial duties which doesn't work. They lack the skills needed to inspire the people under them and are able to hide that deficiency by simply being fortunate enough to have a good number of self-motivating employees to perform quality work. The company's policy on continuing education is also suspect. They won't reimburse you for an MBA, but will gladly support your studying Systems Engineering which gives you project management knowledge but not managerial or organizational skills. The company either expects you to develop managerial skills with OJT or will just hire someone with those skills.
Advice to Management
If you continue to promote engineers with no managerial skills or business sense, sooner or later it will come back to bite you if it hasn't already.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at a i solutions.
I had very little interaction with their HR department. In fact I think my only dealings with HR was to receive/return paperwork, and attend first day orientation type activities. Met directly with the manager for first interview, in which I got a good feeling about the position. Manager was very personable and easy to talk with about details of the work. Described the work environment and outlined a career advancement plan for me, but I later found out there is nothing officially in place for individuals to map out their own path. Basically a fend for yourself environment.
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