Systems Administrator Reviews

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

Systems Administrator in Wheelersburg:
Pros: Relatively low stress, freedom to operate independently with little supervision.
Cons: Wide swath of responsibilities, many falling outside of my job description (i.e. Project management, graphic/web design, photography, anything that runs on electricity, etc). Lack of support from other departments. Overwork as the only full-time IT staff. Immediate response required for major issues.

Systems Administrator in Jacksonville:
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: My pay and it doesn't challenge me.

Systems Administrator in Corona:
"Thoughts on System Administration."
Pros: Solving interesting problems and building things.
Cons: The driving can be very tiring.

Systems Administrator in Nashville:
"The breakdown."
Pros: Great atmosphere, always learning new things, low stress, great people, great benefits.
Cons: Pay.

Systems Administrator in Alpharetta:
"Challenging Position working with a team of smart people."
Pros: - People I work with are professionals, everyone contributes, no drama. - The work is challenging but we are given the resources to get the job done. - We have sufficient time for projects. - Best practices are utilized. - Managers are helping us to be successful (except for the training, see below)
Cons: - Physical environment leaves something to be desired; quarters are tight, illness is passed easily from cube to cube. - Break room is small and people don't clean up after themselves. - No money for classroom training; all training is self-directed and self funded for the most part unless part of a capital project. - Ticketing system is cumbersome and not visually well designed.

Systems Administrator in Atlanta:
"Challenging and Interesting."
Pros: Learning new things.
Cons: Salary.

Systems Administrator in Canton:
Pros: Doing the IT work.
Cons: Nothing.