I've worked here for 5 years, and there is only 2 other female that do this job. The "standards" that they hold females to compared to males is outlandish. Once I did a "photo shoot" for there "we empower women in the field" and they made me change, wear certain clothing, while the male in the shots got to wear what he wanted. They expect you to lift and pull more than you weigh but men can be so heavy that they can't even walk the distance of a line. Pay is great but it is more than tough on the body, and isn't worth the amount of sexual innuendo that you will expected to put up with.
Job Satisfaction Level
6 paid / 0 unpaid
you would have to have very thick skin to work in conditions like this
The first day, week, month can be extremely overwhelming because there is so much to absorb while you are trying to make a good impression. Be patient with yourself, your peers can relate and will give you the support you need to transition into your new role.
I worked there for a few years as a contractor. They rarely hire contractors. I don't recommend that anyone contracts for more than a year at any company. Otherwise it starts to feel like a relationship with a bad boyfriend with commitment issues. That being said, co-workers and supervisors were really great.
It is a great company overall, but FORGET any thought you have of family/work balance. Resign yourself to working nights/weekends remotely. Unless you are in a hub location, you get no corporate support with regard to childcare/flex time.
Just focus on the job and the tasks at hand and don't do so much socializing. Although it is important to network and to have multiple connections keep it professional. And learn that org chart, because in an IT support role, you never know who will be opening a ticket and who you'll be talking to!