Based on 126 responses, the job of Network Administrator has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.05 out of 5. On average, Network Administrators are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Network Administrator?
"Better respect to employee."
Pros: Working for a famous corporation.
"Make Sure You Have An Interest In It."
This may seem obvious, but don't choose Network Administration for the wrong reasons. I chose it because it seemed like a growing field which would provide reliable employment with fairly good pay, but I wasn't especially in love with it. Now, I'm 42 and have lost all passion for the job. This may have more to do with my personality, my environment, my life changes, or a combination of those, but I can't help but think that I wasn't all that passionate about it when I began, so this should be no surprise. Mark me down as one of those people who never actually figured out what they want to be when they grow up. Good luck finding your passion!
Learn ios inside and out.
Room for advancement.
"It Comes With Certain Benefits."
Pros: The power. I like the power given to me by the organization. The whole network structure is in my hands.
Cons: Complexity, not be appreciated for what we do and always be hated for certain restrictions.
"Life Of A Network Admin At A Small Community Bank."
A network administrator starting their career at a small community bank will not realize that working in such an environment is much slower than working in a larger organization that is situated in the downtown or business center area of their respective town. Although work is not as fast-paced it does bring with it the ability to take on many more tasks and projects than your peers at larger organizations because usually these small communities will have a smaller staff on hand meaning you will have more responsibilities and not be placed in a niche area of your expertise. I deal, on a day to day basis, with network administration, help desk duties, database administration, administration of our virtual server infrastructure, bank-related reporting as well as bank-related customer facing application administration. Many times I have to deal with customers over the phone as a sort of Level 2 or 3 tier support person in the event support itself is unable to resolve the issue.
Pros: Always something new to learn.
Cons: Users don't understand difference between Desktop support and Network / Systems Administration especially in Gulf Countries.