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Based on 2,920 responses, the job of Systems Administrator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.82 out of 5. On average, Systems Administrators are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Systems Administrator?

June 2015
"Thoughts on System Administration."
Systems Administrator:
Pros: Solving interesting problems and building things.
Cons: The driving can be very tiring.
June 2015
"Without IT support, nobody can work."
Systems Administrator:
Pros: Learning about Nagios, Free NAS, Tape Drive Backup.
June 2015
"Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities, caree."
Systems Administrator:
Get certification, learn a lot if you can.
June 2015
Systems Administrator:
Pros: The people I work with.
Cons: My pay and it doesn't challenge me.
June 2015
Systems Administrator:
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.
July 2015
Systems Administrator:
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.
August 2015
Systems Administrator:
Pros: Supervisor. Vacation.
Cons: Senior leadership. Pay. Inflexibility.