An okay place to work. I do not feel micro-managed or hen-pecked as I have at other places. You need to be self-taught or self sufficient in finding answers to your own questions, because no training or hand-holding is supplied, but this gives me an odd feeling of independence even though I have no real decision-making role. Socially, the group is racially mixed but uniquely singular in political-cultural-religious bias.
More of a job and not so much a career, no course for advancement. Filled with former military types so civilians are somewhat challenged to fit this culture. Not really creative, more structured. Not a brilliant place to build a future but suits for steady pay. Thinking out of the box is okay, but do not push it too much or you will seen as one who challenges the system or brushes up against authority. And the authoritative military types do not like to be challenged!
Advice to Management
Directives or goals are not stated clearly, with little communication or direction for action items. Often I feel left not knowing what to do or what action to take, and many others that I ask for help seem equally uninformed (or unwilling) to provide solid direction. Even the so-called corporate types are hesitant to state a fact as fact. A little too open-ended, with uncertainty about what prevails. Bits and pieces of direction are scattered loosely through styles or document updates with no coherent, one-stop source. Creates confusion and uncertainty, hesitancy about appropriate actions to take. More should be done to train the managers to train the staff. Better outcomes require better direction, but the group seems focused on a hanging deadline as the reachable fruit, instead of building a well trained staff.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SSE (Jacksonville, FL) in February 2017.
Sat down with the both the lead programmer and HR person. Most of their questions seemed to come from a preset question bank. Most of them where c++/c# questions with a bit of Unity and networking questions thrown in.
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