Based on 771 responses, the job of Controls Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.94 out of 5. On average, Controls Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Controls Engineer?
"Fairly easy, great place to coast until retirement."
Controls Engineer in Schiller Park:
Cons: Safety sacrificed (management doesn't want to hear it) in order to make a profit.
"Interesting work but poor managment communication."
Controls Engineer in Glasgow:
Pros: Work can be very interesting. frontline staff are friendly and share knowledge.
Cons: management does not appreicate the hard work that the staff put in.
Pros: Work flexibility, perks, management opportunity.
Cons: Stress level, not enough support, work load.
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"A decent stepping stone to bigger and better things."
Pros: My schedule is usually flexible and I can work from home if I need to.
Cons: Sometimes I am required to spend several weeks or even months at a time far away from home working very long (12 hour) days, often 6 or 7 days a week until my part of the project is complete.
Pros: Good place for technology and innovation.
Cons: Lack of recognition and mentoring for new employees.
"What projects will I be involved in."
Agree the system requirements and develop your control algorithms based on the requirements. Always test your development models and ask for advice if uncertain in any way.