Everything I’ve experienced/seen/noticed so far has been a pro. At this point it’s almost easier just to categorize everything so that you can get a better sense of what it’s like to work here and so... I can organize my thoughts. Coworkers The people I work with directly are fantastic! I’ve never met a better, more talented and intelligent group of people. When I ask someone for an update or need help on a project I actually get what I need. Managers I haven’t had too much experience yet with senior management. They’re not a bad group though. Anytime I have interacted with one of them they’re friendly enough and they always remember my name and what I do at the company, so that’s good. Salary and benefits The pay was actually the reason I took the job in the first place. I was miserable at my last job and I started sending out feelers to other companies. I was considering a few different ones when I interviewed with POA and they gave me a figure for my starting salary that I just was not expecting. I stopped my search that day and the rest is history. Everything related to the day-to-day The work can be stressful at times, especially when there’s a tight turnaround on a critical project. But for the most part it’s a very collaborative environment. My overall opinion My opinion of POA based on the last year and a half with the company is extremely high. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if I ended up staying with the company until retirement. I’m getting everything I ever wanted from a career, so there’s no reason to even consider leaving.
Like I said, I don’t really have anything to complain about at the moment.
- You learn a TON in this role, even several months in I feel that I spend most of my day just learning new things. If you enjoy being curious and want to level up your tech skills, you can do it... here. - Many resources to help you succeed -- lots of internal knowledge and technically competent co-workers - Haven't been around too long yet, but it appears that there are many internal paths for promotion or moving to other technical roles - Compensation is excellent
- Tooling and procedures change frequently, leading to a lot of somewhat outdated documentation and training - Customer-facing role, so there are certainly stressful days