Administrative Assistant Reviews

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

February 2014
"The Office Politics."
Administrative Assistant:
Keep a very small close knit group of co-workers you trust, but work hard and keep your head down. Do not engage in the office politics or gossip.
March 2014
"Administrative Assistant."
Administrative Assistant:
Keep learning new things, don't be afraid to move around the company and learn new positions but make sure you are compensated for the extra work.
March 2014
"You Are Worthy Of A Fair Living Wage!"
Administrative Assistant:
As long as women don't stand up for themselves they will always get paid lower wages. I know, I know. We usually don't like to rock the boat, and those that do rock the boat are thought of in a negative manor. However, how long have we been waiting employers for to do the right thing? While they are out on the golf course and dining on the company credit card, we are eating sack lunches. While they are driving new cars every three years and have company gas cards, we are scrounging to pay for an oil change five thousand miles over the suggested oil change recommendation. Our work is important and rather than it be US vs THEM, if we respect each other and people are paid fairly, then we can feel as we are an integral part of a team.
April 2014
Administrative Assistant:
Responsibilities include: scheduling counseling clients, answering the phone, greeting clients, doing monthly stats report, typing and sending out any communication, maintain adequate inventory of updated forms, assists other Directors with anything needed, maintain petty cash, etc.
April 2014
"Work Flexibility."
Administrative Assistant:
Pros: I enjoy the flexibility, if I have an emergency I am able to call in.
Cons: No paid vacation or time off. No benefits other than they pay for 2/3 of my medical insurance.
April 2014
"It Is Challenging But Exciting."
Administrative Assistant:
Pros: I learn how to do everyone's job and I can bridge into any department. I am always the first to be called for exciting events, new tasks and projects and work closely with the director.
Cons: Sometimes not having a focused task in the organisation makes one vulnerable to abuse.
April 2014
"FUTURE."
Administrative Assistant:
THE JOB OFFERS NO PROMOTIONS AT ALL.
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