What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?
Administrative Assistant in Vancouver:
Pros: Free meals, free parking, professional environment, I can make my own decisions and give input, I get to utilize my computer skills and meet important clients in the movie industry as well as learning about new shows and movies before they are released.
Administrative Assistant in Richmond Hill:
Pros: Working with many different departments allows me to get a realistic picture of what each actually does.
Cons: Always doing menial tasks, answering to many managers.
Administrative Assistant in Québec City:
"Small companies = Lot of work."
Pros: In small companies you do everything. From bookkeeping to shipping management, it is very exciting. You touch to everything and gain a lot of experience very fast. Plus, small business mean small staff and more casual way of communication etc.
Cons: A lot of stress to handle everything. You never see the end of it.
Administrative Assistant in Montreal Lasalle:
"Smaller Company = Less Stress."
Pros: With a smaller growing company you have a more relaxed atmosphere, less stress and more personable people. People who actually want to work together and help the for the greater good of the company.
Cons: New position to the company means defining your role as you go along, no training established for the particular role, flexibility on what and how I want to do certain tasks.
Learning curve for all involved.
Administrative Assistant in Calgary:
Pros: Interacting with people.
Some flexibility in schedule.
Great direct management.
Cons: Lack of support from company.
A lot of urgent, last minute work.
People do not understand that I have other things to do.
People not understanding my scope of work.
Lack of proper management from company.
Lack of communication from departments.
Poor hardware/software provided.