(Male, Age 38) from Mt. Juliet, TN
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Enterprise Engineer|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||Mt. Juliet, TN|
|Years Experience||2 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Corrections Corporation of America. We manage prisons and other detention facilities in 20 states. We currently have ~15,000 Full and Part time employees. Most of them are hourly.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Support and maintenance of the datacenter, servers, and applications. Design of systems, network and deployments.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
18 days PTO (sick – vacation) health and dental (vaious plans available) 401k after 1 year
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated – good range for this position.
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work in support of the Call/Help desk so I interact daily with them as well as in some direct support of the people in the field. I interact and collaborate with others on my team daily.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 1
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
referred from current employee, then wen through formal process – resume with application, then interviews with supervisor and co-workers
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Interviewed first with co-workers, then with the director.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
What my thoughts were on the architecture of the network and how I would design one. What would I do in certain situations. What experience did I have designing an infrastructure.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Not really, I was initially hired to do a design, architecture, and research and development position and it has settled back into a support role.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
It is mostly on the job training, I have been progressing in my experience over the years. While certifications now are nice, they are nothing compared to real work work.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Not really, I had no real computer or electronic training in college. It was all a hobby turned career
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
I did not intern
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Entry level server and desktop support. Progressively learn broad based applications. Get certifications initially, they are less needed later on but will help starting out.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Technical skills and troubleshooting skills are primary. Social skills are not as necessary but that depends on the company.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Absolutely. Experience is necessary, book knowledge is helpful starting out but real world solutions are best
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Don’t work yourself to death and take it easy, you will most likely get burned out if you do.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No, I have become apathetic about an information technology career unless I can move into a design and research or management position. I do not want to be hands on with the technology anymore.
What are your current career goals?
I would like to move into a more active profession. I have been sitting at a desk for 12 years and I just don;t get alot of satisfaction from what I am doing.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Great social skill are not necessary, long hours are. You will always need to stay on top of the latest technology and if you do, there will be no end of positions available. The pay can be quite good and you will have the ability to take any paths within the IT world.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Enterprise Engineer||2 years||81000||Support and maintenance of servers and applications. Help Desk support|
|Prior Job 2||Systems Engineer||2 years||62000||Desktop, Server and help desk support.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.8
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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