Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?
Receptionist in Mission:
Pros: I like that there's routine to when and what day I do certain things. It helps me keep my tasks on track.
Cons: I don't like that because people assume I have the least amount of tasks in the office, they can ask me to help them with their tasks. But when everyone is piling tasks on me, next thing you know, I've got a plate full to do and then everyone assumes I don't time manage properly because I'm not getting what they want done.
Receptionist in Calgary:
"I work too hard, for too little."
Pros: The other people I work with ( excluding my boss). The data entry learning new things.
Cons: The way my boss treats me. Not being trained properly and belong blamed for lack of training. Being blamed for things I haven't done.
Receptionist in Edmonton:
"Pleasant if you have patience."
Pros: The interesting different types of people I speak with on a personal level and guiding people professionally on behalf of a company.
Cons: Dealing with a lot of people that do not communicate well and are rude, excuse my language, but idiots that lack common sense. It's quite difficult if you do not have patience, guidance or confidence. People may treat you like you are uneducated and easily replacable. High volume and sporadic calls make it hard to return voicemails, and the large amounts of people you deal with daily can be stressful.
Receptionist in Surrey:
"Repetitive, multitasking, attention to detail."
Pros: The people I work with are very positive and encouraging. The customers are tolerable and the work is fairly easy. I work Monday to Friday and my shifts don't change meaning I have a very stable schedule which I really like.
Cons: I don't feel I make enough. I don't like how even though I work Monday to Friday, I am 20 hours short every week of being full time. I hate sitting behind a desk all the time and when the dealership is not busy I have nothing to do and it makes me anxious.
Receptionist in Vancouver:
Pros: Friendly work environment, charitable company, range of responsibilities, high level of trust and independence.
Cons: The pay, lack of growth in my particular role.
Receptionist in Burlington:
Pros: The people I work with but most importantly all regular and new clients that I get to interact with and build relationships. Nothing is better then putting a smile on their face and ensuring their visit is a great one and also they had a good experience.
Cons: I can't really say there is anything bad about my job. Don't get me wrong, everyone does have their good and bad days and no career is perfect. It's what you make out of it and what kind of attitude you bring into your work environment. It's about loving where you work, giving the clients a good experience and to be positive.
Receptionist in Toronto:
Pros: I like the daily interactions with clients and customers. I like keeping busy and the fast pace the job has to offer. It is rewarding to me when I get everything done and all company issues are taken care of. I like that people are constantly depending on me and that all resolutions go through me. I am responsible for more than just reception. I also work with the Customer Care Dept. Ensuring accounts are set-up, payments are made, customer forms are scanned and emailed among many other duties.
Cons: Work load can be quite hectic. People don't realize how busy and involved a receptionist is. The company literally falls apart when I take time off but it's not until things start going wrong before they realize how important the things that I do. I have too many bosses assigning me jobs where I'm at and they don't realize (or communicate to each other). I am getting jobs from all of them causing an overload of work. I feel under-appreciated and my work gets unnoticed. My direct Manager has fully admitted that he does not know how to evaluate me because he doesn't know what I do or what is expected or what is considered 'working above and beyond'. I give 110% everyday and my duties and responsibilities just keep growing and growing everyday and continues to get unnoticed.