What is it like working as an Operations Manager?
Operations Manager in Edmonton:
"Customer service and fleet organization."
Pros: Like having the freedom to run my own departments and make some decisions.
Cons: I feel very under paid compared to those around me.
Operations Manager in Hamilton:
"Operations Manager - Jack of All Trades."
Pros: I love mostly everything about my job. I work with a lot of good people. I get to hire people I feel are good for my team. I get to guide people and teach them. I get to put reports together using Excel - my favourite tool ever! People look up to me because I've been with this group the longest and have the most personal knowledge about my portion of the company. I am involved in development and improvements of our site. I have always had a lot of different skills and this job uses a lot of those skills. Truly an enjoyable job that I am very passionate about.
Cons: That I don't have control to make the changes that are necessary to get us to the next level. Development budgets are very tight and often things that seem very important to us and to our customers don't get the priority I wish they did. Other than that, I am quite content with my job.
Operations Manager in Victoria:
Pros: High degree of autonomy, self-direction and flexible work hours. Work that requires a high degree of problem solving, logic and creation.
Cons: High hours, poor compensation and poor work/life boundaries.
Operations Manager in Vancouver:
"Providing Great Service. Maintaining A High Standard."
Pros: The people. The fast pace. The ever changing dynamics.
Cons: The low level of day to day consistency.
Operations Manager in Calgary:
Pros: The people, casual dress, creative thinking.
Cons: The salary, getting run down easily.