What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?
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.
Administrative Assistant in Vancouver:
"Superstar Admin Assistant."
Pros: I like working with others, and constantly being challenged. I like learning and growing, and taking on new projects to broaden my knowledge.
Cons: The politics of the corporate aspect of the company.
Administrative Assistant in Ottawa:
Pros: Easy going, keeps you busy, interesting workload. If you are interested in being an assistant, best job.
Cons: The only bad thing is the pay.