Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Vice President (VP), Operations in Santa Fe Springs:
"Talk to people not groups."
The men learn best 1 on 1 and not in a group setting. They will retain much more when you sit down and talk to the individuals.
Vice President (VP), Operations in Irvine:
"Be a problem solver."
Just focus on solving problems, for other executives, for the company, for everyone. Find out what is getting in the way of business and solve it.
Vice President (VP), Operations in Santa Ana:
"Running fairly independently."
Ensure your compensation is fair and equitable for both you and your employer.
Vice President (VP), Operations in Tarpon Springs:
Take ownership of every task you do. Everything you do makes a difference in the collective population of your job's workforce and purpose. Do everything with care and great purpose.
Vice President (VP), Operations in New York:
"Passionate and Fun, but Stressful!"
Be prepared to do anything and everything to get the job done. You will wear many hats and have many opportunities, but you will have to make discoveries on new ways to do things on your own.The expectations to perfection are high, and it seems like there is never enough time to get things done, so you will work after hours a lot. The amount of meetings is endless and you are required to have a lot of patience for employees who don't have a great knowledge in their specialty. Client communication and problem solving is key. Prepare for a passionate, fun and stressful job!
Vice President (VP), Operations in Rosenhayn:
"Make small incremental positive change."
Patience is key. Rome wasn't build in a day. Have a plan and make small changes in the right direction every day. Use the resources you have available to you.
Vice President (VP), Operations in Biloxi:
Get an Employment Agreement up front with Full Disclosure on Benefits, Compensation, Annual Increase, Bonus Structure and Severance Package.