What is it like working as an Information Technology (IT) Manager?
Information Technology (IT) Manager in Houston:
"Make a difference."
Pros: Help to improve speed and accuracy of the day to day tasks, helping to improve time to answer customer therefore customer satisfaction.
Cons: Lack of empowerment.
No future growth perspective.
Information Technology (IT) Manager in Idaho Falls:
"Good atmosphere, lots of work."
Pros: I like that I get to perform many varying types of tasks. The atmosphere at work is very nice.
Cons: When all three locations want my attention at once things get stressful.
Information Technology (IT) Manager in Boise:
"Great if you get the right one."
Pros: I love having flexibility to do my own thing and make decisions. I get challenged everyday and researching new technologies and implementing them is amazing and fun.
Cons: You really need to make sure that when you start as an IT manager with a company that has no prior IT personnel, that you lay down the ground rules out of the gate, that you have specific networking tasks that you need to follow. If you go doing extra stuff that has nothing to do with your degree, then you will not have enough time to do what you are supposed to do. Networking and security is you first priority, don't lose sight of that. You are more than just "the IT guy" that someone can call upon when they have a stupid question about Google earth or excel.
Information Technology (IT) Manager in Williamsburg:
"The Good And The Bad."
Pros: Many opportunities to learn new and different aspects of IT. Started from the ground up and have been able to develop a number of skills working in the different areas.
Cons: Responsible for the entire IT footprint and get minimal support.