What is it like working as an Operations Manager?
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.
Operations Manager in Daphne:
Pros: I enjoy seeing the business grow because of the guys I have hired and trained. I have a lot of freedom in my job and get to travel a bit. My bosses live 4 hours away so it's just me and my guys down here.
Cons: Was told I would have raise in 3 months, it's been over 2 years without one. Had to relocate my family 250 miles for this job. Have to use my vehicle to do estimates, handle damages, drive guys to pick up rental trucks. 60,000 miles on my car in under 2 years due to job with no help in repairs. (Tires, oil change, rotate tires, brakes.) Will get yelled at if I put too much fuel in my truck. No benefits. (Insurance) Have doubled our sales since I became manager and have had no raise, no bonus, no hint of anything better to come. 5 years in this industry, 3 years managing and average less than when I was not in management. Had to upgrade my cell phone plan to accommodate work. No reimbursement. Rent is higher for less space than where I moved from. Work comes home with me (customers calling, employee problems etc.) Having to handle problems caused by home office as well as local issues. No future. Empty promises.