Fantastic work evironment for an entrenprenure, 100% based, and survival of the fittest.
Pros: freedom of system design and exposure to cutting edge technology.
Cons: support for sevice customers.
Quintessential day consisted of cold calling, contract negotiation, sale and system integration.
Became an expert in all realms of security hardware and software.
State and private bidding ventures allowed me to become adept in project design, material and labor sourcing, project management and customer relations.
Infrastructure consisted of an understaffed – more... non-professional workforce. Vague job descriptions made for a fun but challenging business day.
Turnaround time became an issue, thus effecting my commission based revenue stream.
My employer was helpful and knowledgeable, he always found time to be a mentor to me and taught every aspect of system integrations. – less