What is it like working as an Executive Assistant?
Executive Assistant in Overland Park:
Pros: I like the fact that I am not micro-managed. I am trusted to get the things I am assigned done. My manager trusts that I will get things taken care of correctly and efficiently.
Cons: I have so many jobs on my to-do list that I can't keep up nor do quality work. The person I have that I can assign some of the tasks to, isn't careful and makes mistakes or forgets to do the task.
I continuously have new tasks assigned to me to add to my load.
Executive Assistant in Camas:
"The culture, the flexibility, location, environment, benefit."
Pros: The culture, the flexibility, location, environment, health benefits package, freebies.
Cons: Location is too far from my house.
Executive Assistant in Orlando:
Pros: I'm allowed to create my own systems and solve problems without constantly checking with my boss. I enjoy helping our members.
Cons: I've been given responsibilities far above and beyond my original duties and barely compensated for the changes. I've absorbed a coworker's job as well as half of a Vice President's.
Executive Assistant in San Francisco:
"Keeps you on your toes."
Pros: Great environment; great, smart, nice open-minded employers and.
Co-workers; high level of autonomy; constant positive feedback; room for self-expression, to experiment with new ideas and think outside the box, to grow; no corporate politics.
Cons: No clear role descriptions, slight inefficiencies, little non-work related team interaction, somewhat inconvenient location.
Executive Assistant in Boston:
"Power and autonomy."
Pros: You have a lot of autonomy to get things done and if you have a good relationship with your boss you can benefit from this.
Cons: Many times people will think that the EA is an admin to everyone on the team which is not always the case.