(Male, Age 26) from Naugatuck, CT
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Male aged 26 who works as a Senior Engineer in Naugatuck, CT. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Senior Engineer|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||3 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.
Large World-wide IT company
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Fix broken POS equipment
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Overtime, stand-by pay, shift-differential
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Not really. I work by myself, and I don’t really like or dislike it.
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.
I drive everywhere, which I like. However, I am mainly in retail, grocery areas so it’s hard to go places when I am not working and not think about the job.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 1
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||Get up and get ready for the day. If my shift starts @8 I need to leave the house by 7:30. Shower and vitamins, bowl of cereal, get my lunch in a cooler, that sort of thing.|
|8am to 9am||get to my first job, fix some pc’s or pos equipment. Maybe even take 2 calls if they are close to each other|
|9am to 10am||A little more of the same. Fix broken stuff, that’s my job.|
|10am to 11am||Get on a conference call and listen to the newer techs complain about how things were done at the job they had before this one. Note – if you are working here “after” someone, you left for a reason.|
|11am to 12pm||Fix more stuff. I wish my life were more exciting but it isn’t.|
|12pm to 1pm||Take a 1 hr. lunch break.|
|1pm to 2pm||Fix more stuff. I wish my life were more exciting but it isn’t.|
|2pm to 3pm||Fix more stuff. I wish my life were more exciting but it isn’t.|
|3pm to 4pm||Fix more stuff. I wish my life were more exciting but it isn’t.|
|4pm to 5pm||Fix more stuff. I wish my life were more exciting but it isn’t.|
|5pm to 6pm||I drive home for about 5:30. Have dinner and call it a night.|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
My old boss got me an interview.
What was the application process?
resume, then interview, then background/drug screening, then offer
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, there was one interview with the, at the time, 2 supervisors
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Why did you get into field service, a few technical questions, then BS about the job.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
No, but I was already prepared from my previous employer
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, there were a few classes, but most of what we learn is through on the job training
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, but only technically. It did not prepare me to be on call and deal with those stresses.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Go to a technical school. Do not waste time at a 4 year college to get into IT.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skill, but above all else technical skills.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
It takes getting used to. There is a period of adjustment to any job, but field service is a bit longer, say, 6 months to a year.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes. They are a stepping stone to better things
What are your current career goals?
I would like to get into an office with IT, 9-5, lunch breaks, off on the weekends.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Nope. Oh yeah, don’t do it
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Engineer||1 year||32000||Field Engineer… enough said|
|Prior Job 2||clerk||6 months||22000||Sold fish, etc. this job was while I was going to school|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.5
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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