IT Crew...Job Questions

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  1. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what you guys do for a living.

    1) Where do you work?

    2) What do you do?

    3) How's the compensation?

    4) What degrees/certifications do you have (if any)?

    I graduated in May 2007 with a 4 year CIS degree. I work in the district office of a large local school district in SC. I am mainly a web programmer, but have been asked to start managing other systems throughout the district...mainly Novell and systems dealing with student data. Pay (55k) is surprisingly good for a school district, and considering I am a recent grad, it's even better.
     
  2. DAN513

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    1. hockey arena
    2. IT manager, basically I do everything, manage the VoIP phone system, data network, wiring, accounting server and file/exchange server, manage a point of sale system with 40 tills and 2 servers as well as 60 workstations.
    3. Money could be better, but it's a ton of fun with lots of perks, free hockey tickets, free concert tickets, get 3 meals on concert days (3rd busiest building in canada, so there's lots), benefits are paid for, training is paid for.
    4. started with nothing, work paid for my ccna, working on a ccnp in the new year.
     
  3. ez4me2c3d

    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    1) Where do you work?
    I work at a Cisco Gold Partner in the twin cities area. The company has mainly provided IP Telephony solutions, but is expanding its offerings. Who isn't these days? "Yeah, we can do that"

    2) What do you do?
    I provide over-the-phone support for our contracted customers. These people who call us are IT people, just without the telephony know how, or sometimes, without the IT know how. So I find myself repairing Windows Servers, swtiches, routers, VPN solutions, you name it. Can I fucking specialize in one thing please?

    3) How's the compensation?
    Compared to what? I came from the USAF, so a $20/hr job is good. I make ~$30/hr base ($60k/yr), plus some perks, like free Cisco equipment for my home use, and free training, relaxed schedule (for now) etc.

    4) What degrees/certifications do you have (if any)?
    I have a two year degree in IT (Tech School), and my CCNA, CCDA, and IPTX.
     
  4. Chaotic Reality

    Chaotic Reality New Member

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    1) Where do you work?

    The largest privately held digital marketing company.

    2) What do you do?

    Systems Administrator.

    3) How's the compensation?

    Good.

    4) What degrees/certifications do you have (if any)?

    BS in Information Systems Security.
     
  5. TankedOutSuicide

    TankedOutSuicide These aren't the DJs were looking for...

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    1) Where do you work?
    A Digital Video Recording manufacture
    2) What do you do?
    Technical Manager
    3) How's the compensation?
    Meh....could be better
    4) What degrees/certifications do you have (if any)?
    A.A Computer Science, A+, Net+, MCP 270, Security +
     
  6. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    1. IBM
    2. Software Engineer for BlueGene
    3. pay is about average for the geography
    4. BS and MS in Computer Engineering

    $55k for a new hire at a school district seems very good. I think that's about what we pay our new hires with 4 year degrees.
     
  7. mondaynightmike

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    1)I work for a company fairly local to me

    2) We provide full support for a number of businesses all over the country. From small 5users or less to big company's with 100+employees and 20+field team users.

    Full support means software (the main software not 3rd party apps) and full hardware support for laptops, desktops, servers etc.

    3) Compensation? I get free car, free petrol, free laptop and free phone. My salary is $26,000.

    4) I've just completed the MCDST (company paid for) did the A+ a while back and it's all towards me being MCSE certified (again company paying). But i've been involved in building computers/support for years.

    Realistically though i have about a years experience, so i think i've doing pretty good at the moment considering its my first real job.
     
  8. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    1) Mohave County

    2) Junior Network/Systems admin, basically I take helpdesk calls, keep an eye on the servers, make sure the backups are happening, make sure the network stays up and running. I also help manage the Sheriff's Office IBM AIX server that houses their database(s) and the Treasurer's office IBM AS/400 running their tax software.

    3) 47K this year, not too bad. Really good pay for the area I live in, I could make more elsewhere but with the benefits and retirement plan I have here it would be stupid to leave. Also have a great time off plan and they're SUPER flexible about that. Killer training plan too, $5k a year and I can take anything remotely job related.

    4) I have an A+ certification when I started. I had my MCP but it was expired by the time I got hired. I've taken lots of classes since starting, 2 IBM AS/400 admin classes, Network Security class, Novell Zenworks class and a couple others.
     
  9. Maffy29

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    1. State
    2. Support and maintain all the computer (and related systems) for an entire region.
    3. Just over $50k. Medical, Dental, Vision.
    4. None.
     
  10. Sexual Vanilla

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    Maybe it's just me, but you seem to be doing much more work than you are being compensated for. 26k a year isn't much at all, considering the certifications you have and the work you're doing.
     
  11. Dnepr

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    The free car, gas, phone, etc would bring it up quiet a bit.
     
  12. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    1) A software company that provides Mutual Insurance companies with financial software, and Fuel companies with Financial/distribution software.

    2) Server technician, website designer, dashboard configurations and setups, and remote "technician" work(I fix the shit our customers break using remote access software)

    3) Full paid health(Blue Cross Blue Shield), profit sharing, 32k/year

    4) AAS in Computer Technical Specialist.

    All in a town of about 1200 people. I'm happy with it, but there is always room for something better.:hs:
     
  13. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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  14. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what you guys do for a living.

    1) Where do you work?

    --work for myself now out of my house. doing contracting work for small companies, have one main guy who guarentees me 40 hours a week

    2) What do you do?
    --web development and programming...and everythign else, from networking to bailing morons out

    3) How's the compensation?
    --I am happy with it, from the 1 guy alone I am guarenteed mid 50's a year, the shitty part is no benefits, but canada has health care, only thing I pay for really is dental and glasses

    4) What degrees/certifications do you have (if any)?
    -diploma in computer programming, the rest is social networking and what not
     
  15. JayC71

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    1) Where do you work?

    Gov't contract company, within the top 100 of the Fortune 500.

    2) What do you do?

    Computer Systems Engineer, Configuration Management

    3) How's the compensation?

    Very Very Good

    4) What degrees/certifications do you have (if any)?

    AS, MCSE, MCTS
     
  16. zero xeal

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    1) Where do you work?

    A support / Consulting / Hosting / managed services company

    2) What do you do?

    General support, Server/ switch/ router/ firewall administration/ setup/ config, data center grunt work.

    3) How's the compensation?

    50K at 20 years old ... not bad

    4) What degrees/certifications do you have (if any)?

    None - experience / skill set landed me this one
     
  17. spoonraker

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    1) Where do you work?

    I am a programmer for a local company that owns/maintains/designs a few websites.

    2) What do you do?

    I do mostly Java proramming.

    3) How's the compensation?

    $16/hr + bonuses (bonuses are usually $500-600/mo). Not sure how much that is anually, but I'm only 20 so it seems like plenty to me.

    4) What degrees/certifications do you have (if any)?

    None. I was dismissed from college due to grades midway through my second year. I plan on going back sometime though, or maybe getting an online degree in computer science.
     
  18. mondaynightmike

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    I guess. But then this is my first real job so i think i've done pretty damn well to get what i have. I'm only 21.

    Company car is £15k ($30k), fuel i fill up at least £65 ($130) a week, insurance on my old car was like £1500 ($3000) Tax is another $400, phone used to cost me $600 a year so i'm not doing to bad.
     
  19. mondaynightmike

    mondaynightmike New Member

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    plus cost of taking the certifications and exams is a bonus as well, once i've got 3/4 years under mybelt i can move on to bigger and better things
     
  20. DAN513

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    Are those considered taxable benefits?
     
  21. mondaynightmike

    mondaynightmike New Member

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    the fuel and car is yes, so after tax has been taken out my salary is 26k.
     
  22. Sexual Vanilla

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    Taxable benefits...what a bunch of shit. It wouldn't surprise me if the government began taxing the air you breathe.
     
  23. mondaynightmike

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    yeah it is ridiculous.
     
  24. RiSk

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    1) I work for a hosting / managed solutions company based out of Irving Texas

    2) I am a Unix systems guy, customers have issues with there unix box, application issues, script tweaking / creation ect ect we are there to aid and plan the execution

    3) Pay is good considering we are a smaller team

    4) RHCE, and then the ones I got when I was in HS (A+, network+ )


    I am 22, mainly deal with break fix issues on peoples Unix servers of multiple flavors HPUX, Solaris, AIX, Linux (RHEL CENTOS).
     
  25. trouphaz

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    1) one of the top wireless companies in the US
    2) manage a team of UNIX/storage admins, formerly UNIX/storage admin/engineer
    3) total compensation is great with all of the extra benefits, but salary is ok. i've seen better and worse
    4) ba in comp sci and certified HPUX admin

    $55k is VERY good starting money.
     

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