Administrative Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

January 2014
"Be Prepared."
Administrative Assistant:
Be ready for the slow progress of implementation and the strong protective attitude many government employees hold. Interdepartmental co-operation, creative thinking and independent decision-making are not the norm and you really need to work on quiet alliance building. You may need to keep your head down out of the cross-fire of office politics, but tact, patience and commitment will go a long way to keeping down your stress levels and managing up.
January 2014
"Stressful."
Administrative Assistant:
Pros: My days tend to go quick, busy.
Cons: The Stress and Customers.
January 2014
"Deadend."
Administrative Assistant:
Question everything you see and hear.
January 2014
Administrative Assistant:
Pros: I work for one of my best friends.
Cons: I miss having the security of a benefits package. It makes me feel worthwhile at the end of the day. Especially when I leave work stressed, wondering why I'm working for so little.
January 2014
"Stay In School."
Administrative Assistant:
Ask up front what you want and project for the future because you do not know how long before you get anything after you start.
January 2014
"Events And Follow Ups."
Administrative Assistant:
Pros: Event management, reports compiling, data collection,
Cons: No new thing to learn, working like frog in well.
January 2014
"Micromanager."
Administrative Assistant:
Micromanages and does not provide praise.
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