Support from management
The IT department consisted of an IT Manager, an IT Tech (myself), an IT partner company which oversaw the IT architecture and corporate projects, and our supervisor who approved our vacation time was the Accounting Controller who knew nothing about IT. Way too many bosses and only me to push around and throw under the bus...
I never felt like part of the IT team because of my colleague's attitudes. All others outside of IT were awesome to work with.
Freedom to work independently
It's great. Freedom to actually make a difference. The IT manager was great at just touching base whenever needed and giving technical direction.
I was always the last one to hear about anything related to the IT department operations. I was only invited to meetings towards the end of my employment. Be careful who you talk to, because anyone from IT partner company is ready to twist what you say and get you fired... The shocking part is how the Controller believed a false statement and didn't investigate before my termination.
Overall compensation for your work
My hard / extra work was never recognized or acknowledged by anyone. I received the minimum bonus and raises every year.
Lots of work, no help to get it done, and no one listening when you bring it to the attention of management.
Suggestions for improvement
- Listen to your employees, don't use favortism.
What I like about the company
Great benefits, great people to work with, with the exception of a few...
What I dislike about the company
The IT business partner who treated me like I was nothing one week then a scapegoat the next.