1) If you are willing to put in the work and strive to improve yourself then there is room for growth within the IS department.
2) The company invests in its computer infrastructure so there is some cool tech to work with. There are also opportunities to be hands-on with the gear.
3) Training opportunities were readily available.
4) Low stress relative to other IT departments.
5) Salary is pretty decent.
6) For the most part the people are cool.
1) It is nigh impossible to get fired. I worked with people that were terrible at their jobs, or not very motivated, yet they stuck around. People would openly complain about how much the place sucked, and then wonder why they weren't being promoted.
2) Benefits aren't what they used to be. Both insurance and retirement cost the employee substantially more than when I started.
3) The only way to get a decent raise is to get promoted. Raises didn't always occur annually, and when they did they were under 5%, sometimes as low as 2%. Last year the raise was completely offset by the requirement that the employee pay more into retirement.
4) This may have changed, but HR was reluctant to start anyone out beyond the halfway point of the pay grade. Finding qualified people was a challenge as a result.
5) Things move glacially slow. Depending on your level of motivation this could be considered a pro.
Advice to Management
Get rid of the cruft and advise HR to use the entire pay grade when negotiating salaries.
I applied online. I interviewed at San Antonio Water System.
lengthy long delays because of interview hiring process having to call and check on staus with no response from recruiter have to provide a lot of infomation anything stated on application have to provide proof
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