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"The programming field is a fast paced ever changing field. It can be fulfilling if working for the right company."
Posted 8 years ago in Atlanta, GA
Programmer Analyst at Austin Energy
in Austin, TX

What do you like about working at Austin Energy?

"Solving problems quickly."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Interview with your direct report or else, know um sayin'"

What don't you like about working at Austin Energy?

"Too many direct reports; easier to get forgiveness for rpd than permission."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Modernize. Update website, create working procedures, hire more data programmers...."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Programmer Analyst at FedEx
in Coraopolis, PA

What do you like about working at FedEx?

"There is absolutely nothing I enjoy about working at FedEx."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to spend half your development time in meetings and performing compliance documentation."

What don't you like about working at FedEx?

"There is no accountability. People can get away with being lazy and/or stupid with no consequences."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would cut out a lot of the red tape."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Programmer Analyst at Development Alternative
in Indianapolis, IN

What do you like about working at Development Alternative?

"I've got a good relationship with my clients, and the work can be interesting."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Interview advice is meaningless. Find a job you want and apply until they hire you or get a restraining order."

What don't you like about working at Development Alternative?

"I feel like I've nowhere to go. And no motivation to get anywhere. I work, and it's work, and that's all it is."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not sure.Branching out would be smart, but also would require more personnel, so it's a double-edged sword.I'd probably try to take on smaller contracts to build up local recognition. And then slowly expand."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Programmer Analyst at BBVA Compass
in Birmingham, AL

What do you like about working at BBVA Compass?

"Some of my colleagues are professional, some are friendly, other than that, nothing."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you want to be well paid to be frustrated, great job. If you want to learn, go elsewhere."

What don't you like about working at BBVA Compass?

"Their organizational culture is at odds with what would make a difference in the market right now. Way too conservative, way too we don't do things like that round here, boy, way too change averse in an ever changing world. My boss tells you not to do the things that need to be done to protect herself in case it fails. We rely on heroes rather than developer great teams."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Empower employees, work in dedicated teams on single projects, as my employees how to do it, not tell them what to do."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Programmer Analyst at Cedars Sinai Medical Center
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Cedars Sinai Medical Center?

"Low Pressure, Good Benefits, Nice People, can't think of anything else"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I have no good advice - it's a good place to work for a while, but it's very difficult to advance."

What don't you like about working at Cedars Sinai Medical Center?

"miserable bureaucracy, lack of communication between departments, lack of any career path information"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I have no idea what goes on at that level"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Programmer Analyst at StreetLinks Lender Solutions
in Milwaukee, WI

What do you like about working at StreetLinks Lender Solutions?

"it is a fun place to work where new technology is used all the time"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"the more you work and the more people know that you are working the more chance you have a moving up. ie make sure to spam every one when you work on Saturday"

What don't you like about working at StreetLinks Lender Solutions?

"I feel pressure to be working all the time. they are trying to put every thing in t process an not think that there are lots of different way of doing the same thing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"let people work when they want where they want how they want as long as they get the job done in the time time they say it is going to take."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Programmer Analyst at Emdeon Business Services
in Hermitage, TN

What do you like about working at Emdeon Business Services?

"Laid-back atmosphere and low stress levels make the job tolerable."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Nothing exciting or innovative appears to be happening here. It's a cubicle farm."

What don't you like about working at Emdeon Business Services?

"Doing maintenance work on healthcare claims processing systems is pretty boring. I need to be excited about the work I do."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would get out of the healthcare industry, because it is boring."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Programmer Analyst at UCLA Health System
in Los Angeles, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"My experience was great."

What do you like about working at UCLA Health System?

"The opportunity to advance and work in so many areas within UCLA was amazing"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"No, just stay professional at all times by dressing for success and speaking intellegently, showing intereest in wanting to get the job."

What don't you like about working at UCLA Health System?

"I only worked the for 5 years and did not dislike anything about the company while I was employed there."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None. Our management team handled many multiple projects simultaneously and evently conpleted each one of them. I commend them for their vision and project leadership and wisdom/"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Programmer Analyst at San Diego Data Processing
in San Diego, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I enjoyed working at SDDPC, the people in all departments were great people."

What do you like about working at San Diego Data Processing?

"There were great people there, very friendly. Also there was a company gym and locker rooms and a great local for jogging, walking or riding at lunch. We also kept up with technology and train."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"With the City recently finding a new IT contractor, the future of this company is in question."

What don't you like about working at San Diego Data Processing?

"Our major customer was the City of San Diego, and therefore our budget was a direct reflection of the city's revenue."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"All in all, management there was very good. They did a great job with what they had to work with."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Programmer Analyst at Knoxville News Sentinel
in Knoxville, TN

What do you like about working at Knoxville News Sentinel?

"The people, the environment, the working conditions are all enjoyable"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Keep in mind that the newspaper business is struggling, so job security is tough"

What don't you like about working at Knoxville News Sentinel?

"The newspaper business is struggling right now-- that affects job security"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Always look for new revenue opportunities-- that is how the business will succeed"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Programmer Analyst at American Security
in Atlanta, GA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Fun Company to work for. Paid attention to employee career."

What do you like about working at American Security?

"This company had a distinct career path which helped me strive for higher positions within the company. I quickly promoted up from a junior programmer to a Programmer B. I loved the mission of this company and the close communication given to the employees. Although there was not a great deal of innovation, there were great opportunities to master the skills in different areas and become an expert."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Keep it upbeat and be willing to master your skill set."

What don't you like about working at American Security?

"The lack of innovation would be the only thing I can truly say that I disliked about the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Provide innovative projects and venture out with more integration of packages instead of homegrown programming."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Programmer Analyst at Fiserv
in King of Prussia, PA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I love the work I do, I just do not like the environment in which I do it."

What do you like about working at Fiserv?

"Getting to develop and maintain software for a Credit Union division."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company is looking out for its bottom line and does not care about its employees. Be careful, make sure you get a job doing what you love."

What don't you like about working at Fiserv?

"We have not had raises for two years. The morale is really down."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Show your employees that they are valuable to you and that you care about them."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Programmer Analyst at Kohler
in Kohler, WI

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"A good start"

What do you like about working at Kohler?

"My coworkers were also friends outside of work. Everything was business at the office but after work we could kick back and small talk a local restaurant or pub."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company is very set in working with tried and true methods. Don't be too discouraged you aren't allowed to try the latest methodology you read about."

What don't you like about working at Kohler?

"No code reviews or much opportunity to learn from other developers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't be afraid to allow your teams to try new ideas that may improve the quality of systems going forward."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Programmer Analyst at Amazon
in Cupertino, CA

What do you like about working at Amazon?

"I liked the good exposure to business and great experience building business process-oriented KPI metrics."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"For interviewers, I have had a great experience working here. The systems and infrastructure are fabulous, and don't miss out on opportunity for work."

What don't you like about working at Amazon?

"The work hours seemed to vary between 11 and 18, and expectations keep increasing from different facets."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Thank you for providing the opportunity to work at this great company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Programmer Analyst at REF Computer
in New York City, NY

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"great company since 1984"

What do you like about working at REF Computer?

"professional yet friendly. Supportive towards individual needs yet focused on satisfying clients"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"be honest and prepare to work hard. Stay flexible during work assignments"

What don't you like about working at REF Computer?

"The location is in New City, New York. Would rather work in New York City"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"keep doing what you are doing. Stay consistent and honest"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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