What is it like working as a Receptionist?
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.
Receptionist in Vancouver:
Pros: Relaxing environment and the work isn't very hard to do
Cons: Doesn't look like there is any room for advancement
Receptionist in Calgary:
Pros: The sunlight in the office, and the fact that I get to take lunches- as that is new for me; the small fmaily feel to this small office.
Cons: Feeling unnoticed, unappreciated. Treated like a 'know-nothing' when upper management is tired or cranky.
Receptionist in Brampton:
"fun, communication internal and external"
Pros: I enjoy the contact with people. I like to solve problems. close to home. people I work with. it's an all around good place to work.
Cons: Politics, all changes take too long. gossip temp policy