What is it like working as an Operations Manager?
Operations Manager in Austin:
Pros: People, I love meeting new people and watching them grow or fail.
I enjoy teaching something new to my employees. I love being in charge of the warehouse and be in control of our production.
Cons: Work hours I do not get overtime so when I work over 60 hours a week I feel robbed and completely tired. I also work the night shift although I love my shift I do not like the hours I work.
Operations Manager in New York:
"Fast-paced, high pressure."
Pros: The pace and the pressure. I manage all of Metro North and Long Island rail road.
I manage all of the inventory and the ops team.
Cons: The pay, I feel considering the pressure and responsibility -- I should be getting more.
Operations Manager in Kelso:
"Challenging and Rewarding but high stress."
Pros: Challenges to continue profitable operations during slow times and keep core people happy.
Cons: Stress to keep things running smoothly and meet the owners expectations.
Operations Manager in Bend:
Pros: I set my own schedule, hours and days.
Have a lot of say in how things are run around the office with minimal supervision.
Cons: My boss is NEVER here and currently been traveling for the last 2 months and checks in and works remotely when needed.
On call at night and over the weekends for emergencies.
Operations Manager in Los Angeles:
"Multitasking and juggling."
Pros: Never bored. Variety of tasks keep you moving. Ability to change company and performance.
Cons: If it gets too busy -its crazy busy but the deadlines still have to be respected. Working overtime without knowing if you will get compensated.