Pros: work at home flexibility, fully matched 401k, many opportunities for training, significant discount on new cars
Cons: re-org and layoffs often occur at each year's end, annual churn in management, demands to do more with less, work/life balance significantly skewed to work, you may have to work in a location that is different from your management, communication and relationship-building challenges
I work from home 3 days/week, as I work on a virtual team. 2 days a week I go to a JDPA sales executives office 20 miles from home. Mornings are devoted to e-mails, conference calls/meetings with potential clients, sales force, or management occur in the afternoon. I learned how to select and manage vendors, how to evaluate contact centers against our requirements for excellence, how to take a start-up program to one of JDPA's most successful, innovative group in the 8 years of my tenure. Management has changed as a result of re-orgs that often occur annually, requiring a short window to develop a mutually-fulfilling working relationship with my supervisor. The hardest part of the job is simultaneously working in my official position while working to expand the program offerings.