Administrative Assistant Reviews

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

January 2014
"Administrative Assistant."
Administrative Assistant:
Pros: I love the fact that we work together to accomplish our common goal. I have the freedom to be creative and develop tools to help accomplish our goals.
Cons: I have an absent manager. I am doing admin work, scheduling, sales, reception, accounting. I just feel overwhelmed and no one listens.
February 2014
"Job Duties."
Administrative Assistant:
That he would have informed me of all the "new" duties he comes up with for me to do: new forms that need filling out, new things to look after for accountants, dealing with the government agencies about issues, cleaning the office.
February 2014
"The Management."
Administrative Assistant:
Pros: It is a very laid back environment with little or no drama. The management treats the staff as equals. The benefits are wonderful.
Cons: The pay is lower than what people in my position make on average.
February 2014
"Negotiate Salary."
Administrative Assistant:
Always negotiate salary depending on experience and education.
February 2014
"Very Stressful, High Workload, Little Acknowledgment."
Administrative Assistant:
Pros: My co-workers are the best part, they create a friendly atmosphere. Have enough flexibility to plan an appointment during the day with the understanding I make up that time. Weekends off, usually.
Cons: Extremely stressful. Low wage. Not paid for overtime. Unorganized management. Very little say in changes/problems that affect me directly. Answer to several people.. (who do not communicate with each other about work given to me) No respect for my time management. Expected to come in on evenings and weekends if there a problems which needs fixing. Forced to work overtime if the other administrative assistant is absent. Performs manager duties when I am not a manager (ie. Directing other employees on work to be done, checking up on other employees work progress, constant reminders of what positions entail and what jobs need to be done, delegating jobs to other people.
February 2014
Administrative Assistant:
Request more money considering bilingual is needed to interact with Parents and Students.
February 2014
"Stay Away From All Superior Group Jobs."
Administrative Assistant:
Stay away from any superior group position. They do not appreciate their employees or pay enough to survive.
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