Chief Operating Officer (COO) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chief Operating Officer (COO)?

March 2015
"Focus on target with system and procedure."
Chief Operating Officer (COO):
Work on People, Date, Process.
March 2015
"National economic trends."
Chief Operating Officer (COO):
Forecasting & surrounding yourself with great people is key.
July 2015
"Salary and benefits."
Chief Operating Officer (COO):
Make sure that you have all your benefits listed,. IE pension, shares, leave, medical contribution.
August 2015
"You have to lead while serving."
Chief Operating Officer (COO):
COO accepts that the job is to make the CEO successful, which in doing so makes their own contributions less visible. Demarcation of CEO + COO responsibilities are easiest when they have complimentary competencies.
October 2015
"That it would take over my life and cause me to lose time."
Chief Operating Officer (COO):
Do your job and go home.
December 2015
"COO at New York Based Startup."
Chief Operating Officer (COO):
Pros: I enjoy being able to create something new from the ground up. The environment is exciting and my colleagues and staff are amazing.
Cons: If you've never done it, developing an app can be very stressful and disorganized. The debugging process takes a long time and communication is an issue, especially if you outsource development overseas. It's best to have a part time developer or intern in house to make sure everything goes smoothly with the development company. They will be able to tell you if something isn't right with the process.
February 2016
"Joys of a COO."
Chief Operating Officer (COO):
Pros: Strategic thinking - be in front of the pack. People management - conflict resolution. Coaching - mentorship.
Cons: Being supervised and micro managed. Not being valued for what I bring to the company - that is just the boss, and not something that should happen. Turning the company around and that is taken for granted.
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