Systems Administrator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Systems Administrator?

Systems Administrator in Philadelphia:
"Solving Puzzles All Day Long."
Pros: The best thing about working as a Salesforce Administrator is that I'm constantly learning and thinking. Between puzzling out all the relationships in our existing database and considering new uses, upgrades, etc, my brain is always engaged.
Cons: I definitely feel a small amount of anxiety at all times that something could go wrong in our Salesforce instance, whether through my own fault or some other problem, that's going to cause me a whole lot of work and our organization a lot of pain. Fortunately, that usually doesn't come to pass.

Systems Administrator in Concord:
"It's stressful and not worth the pay."
Pros: I like working with computers. I don't like working with baby boomers who think computers are made of magic.
Cons: It's a fast paced job in which 100% accuracy is expected. No one ever notices when the systems are working correctly 98.9% of the time. You get an earful whenever their password doesn't work because they forgot their credentials and locked themselves out. So many more things I could list, but what's the point.

Systems Administrator in Tacoma:
"Challenging."
Pros: Work flexibility; corporate culture; ample time off.
Cons: High stress level; frequent after hours work.

Systems Administrator in Austin:
"Corporate."
Pros: The culture of the Business Model.
Cons: The lack of resource.

Systems Administrator in Houston:
"System Administrator, a face past goal driven, exciting job."
Pros: Job responsibilities, working as a team to resolve issues and achieve goals.
Cons: Pay, late hours sometimes, no comp time for long hours.

Systems Administrator in San Antonio:
"PayComp1."
Pros: Supervisor. Vacation.
Cons: Senior leadership. Pay. Inflexibility.

Systems Administrator in Wichita Falls:
Pros: Freedom to create projects, working with users, doing tech work, writing scripts, working with many different disciplines of civil engineering.
Cons: No where to go, pay seems low, Gov't contract, horrible office politics.