• Question: do you work alone or in a team?

    Asked by kyle to Becky, Carrie, Kelly, Robin, Usaid on 16 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by brummydim98.
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      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      I work in a team and it helps to enjoy getting on with others. They, of course, are other engineers so not may of them are the fruitcakes you want to avoid! That makes it easier! Regards Robin

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      Usaid Rauf answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I work in a team that is growing every year. My team will probably be double its size in 2013. We are all Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Engineers.

      However, I also work in loads of other smaller teams. For example, I work on a nuclear power plant simulator and that team has engineers, operators, trainers and human factors analysts. I also work in another team which has mechanical, electrical, civil, materials and I&C engineers. Each of these smaller teams also has project managers and financial analysts too.

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      Caroline Roberts Haritonov answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Most of the work I do is in a team, even if its just with one other person, as I think it always helps to share ideas. As a very young company, we started off nearly 2 years ago, with just the three of us that started the company, but we’ve now managed to recruit 6 more people to the team. Its really important to have the right kind of people – people who also work well in a team and are willing to work for the good of everyone.

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      Becky Selwyn answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      The PhD (3 year long research project) I am doing means I have to do a lot of the work myself, but there are other people with the same research interests and we often talk through ideas and problems together, and help eachother when needed.