Anybody need an IT Systems Administrator? :-)

pixelated

Active Member
Hi all

9 people from my company are about to be axed! Anybody need a systems guy just in case one of them is me? :p

Stu
 

hufartd

Active Member
My wifes firm may be looking.
Pm me later will find out details.
Staring a temp mon. but head of IT required.
but there is a pile of reorganising ,system setup to to.
would mean relocating to east central scotland
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
Get your CV up to date and fire it off to a few agencies (spring it etc..) as there's plenty of contract work as long as your not to picky

If you've got plenty of experience (in the real world of IT no-one gives a toss about qualifications, it's real hands-on experience that counts)
 
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shadowritten

Guest
uridium said:
Get your CV up to date and fire it off to a few agencies (spring it etc..) as there's plenty of contract work as long as your not to picky

If you've got plenty of experience (in the real world of IT no-one gives a toss about qualifications, it's real hands-on experience that counts)
Odd you should mention Spring - they're a client of ours! Very good, too, from what I hear.
 

John Simon

Well-known Member
Stuart Kirby said:
Hi all

9 people from my company are about to be axed! Anybody need a systems guy just in case one of them is me? :p

Stu
Stu

Have you tried EDS or C(R)AP Gemini - large companies but I know they are recruiting at the mo.

john
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
If you join Cap just don't expect to get a pay rise every year, I haven't for the last 3 years cos of their 'targeted pay' policy. I wouldn't recommend them as an employer to my worse enemy!
 

Londondecca

Active Member
Whilst it is useful to look for alternative work with a potential threat of redundancy the danger is to jump on the first job which is advertised.
 

LFCRules

Well-known Member
Surprisingly, no one has mentioned Big Blue :D

I would, if you wanted a job in say India, South Africa, Hungary, or China. If you're limited to the good old UK, your options in big blue are non-existant :mad:
 
zAndy1 said:
If you join Cap just don't expect to get a pay rise every year, I haven't for the last 3 years cos of their 'targeted pay' policy. I wouldn't recommend them as an employer to my worse enemy!
The worst thing is how they get away with it considering a lot is government work...I know of contractors that I've sacked they've hired without interview, the client (us) was furious....Also about others who were with us first, now get half their earnings with Cap, yet we are getting charged twice as much compared to when they went direct!

All on our tax-payers money!

Anyway I'd hang in for redundancy pay and get a contract job immediately afterwards...If you are good and have any decent experience that should not be difficult at all....If you're crap and have been hiding within a corporate environment you will find it difficult and best start looking now! Only you know the truth!
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
I'd take this opportunity to get out of IT!!!

You always get treated like :censored: , no matter where you work!
 

pixelated

Active Member
mjn said:
I'd take this opportunity to get out of IT!!!

You always get treated like :censored: , no matter where you work!
Hehe it's no wonder I'm currently doing a degree in International Studies :smashin: But for now IT is what I'm trained in etc so it's much easier for me to stay in IT for now :(

Cheers everyone for your responses :)
 
mjn said:
I'd take this opportunity to get out of IT!!!

You always get treated like :censored: , no matter where you work!
I'm a very strong believer in a self-fulfilling prophecy...So if you get treated like :censored: in a IT job, you will also get treated like :censored: in any other job.....

I've got about 18 years (gosh I'm old....) working experience in IT and honestly can say I've never been treated badly....
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
dejongj said:
I'm a very strong believer in a self-fulfilling prophecy...So if you get treated like :censored: in a IT job, you will also get treated like :censored: in any other job.....

I've got about 18 years (gosh I'm old....) working experience in IT and honestly can say I've never been treated badly....
********.

I personally don't get treated like :censored: , but IT departments in general. It all stems from companies seeing IT as "costing" money rather than "making" money.
 
ufitsy said:
I know nothing of Aspire please enlighten.
The conglomerate led by Cap Gemini that took over most of the EDS contract based in Telford.....But as you don't know than you won't work for them.....Surprising though when working in IT you don't know about just about the largest services contract and conglomerate in the UK....

PS Your username is also an anagram for a company part of the conglomerate....
 

mjn

Distinguished Member
dejongj said:
And I would fully agree with those companies...IT on its own doesn't make money.....
If it wasn't for people in IT, a lot of people in companies wouldn't be able to work. Although we don't make money directly, we keep the IT infrastructure going.......however next time we have e-mail problems......
 

stealther

Novice Member
IT may not make money but it is essential to most businesses. I know several large companies that would be out of business within 2 weeks if they lost there mainframe.:)

In fact the only company I think would survive is Big Blue as they have little to do with IT these days:devil: ;)

Hope you dont get made redundant:)
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
dejongj said:
The conglomerate led by Cap Gemini that took over most of the EDS contract based in Telford.....But as you don't know than you won't work for them.....Surprising though when working in IT you don't know about just about the largest services contract and conglomerate in the UK....

PS Your username is also an anagram for a company part of the conglomerate....
often the case when you work for an outsourcing company.

Quite often you never know exactly who you do work for!
 
mjn said:
If it wasn't for people in IT, a lot of people in companies wouldn't be able to work. Although we don't make money directly, we keep the IT infrastructure going.......however next time we have e-mail problems......
MJN, I won't disagree with anything you have stated. ICT bring along a lot of efficiencies (if done well), and thus should save the company some money....
But come on, a company doesn't make money for its shareholders just because it has got good ICT! We're not quite yet at the stage that ICT is developing itself (ie machines making machines)...Even a technology company needs old fashioned functions like Sales, Marketing, Market Research, Finance, Accounting, Manufacturing, etc....Sure they all use ICT to support their activities, but just because they have ICT doesn't make them money......

Perhaps when my learned ICT colleaques get of their pedestal they won't fall down so hard, thus won't feel treated badly, etc....Yes it is an important function, but no more so than many other 'essential' support functions.

Don't forget companies were making money long before ICT came along.....
 

colinwheeler

Active Member
zAndy1 said:
If you join Cap just don't expect to get a pay rise every year, I haven't for the last 3 years cos of their 'targeted pay' policy. I wouldn't recommend them as an employer to my worse enemy!
Time to come contracting mate!
 

Digger

Well-known Member
Sorry to drag this back up but any of you CapG people have any ideas of what salary this might afford. I am guessing 20-25k?? Looks a bit dull to me (datacentre).

Windows Server Support Analysts x 9 (Capgemini - London)
Job description:

We are looking for a number of new Server Support Analysts to join our Outsourcing Services division to compliment the existing teams. We have various clients in London and you could either be working on site with them or from our data centre in London. Key responsibilities and typical activities will include: Day to day management and support of servers, being part of a team of technical specialists in delivery and projects, monitoring of the servers, addressing any issues raised and ensuring that contracted services are met, pro-active maintenance of the server estate, Anti-Virus, patching and developing and implementing service improvements. Windows NT, 2000 and 2003 Server skills, Exchange 2000 / 2003, IIS, TCP/IP, Backup Exec and Windows 2000 Clustering. Having MCP / MCSE would be an advantage as some clients require this to work for them on site. You should be analytical in your approach and be methodical when it comes to problem solving as well as self-driven and able to work by yourself or within a team. It also goes without saying that you need client facing skills as you may be required to meet with the clients to enable technical engagement.
 

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