Director of Operations Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director of Operations in Los Angeles:
"The level of stress involved."
I work as the qualifying Customs License holder in the Los Angeles branch for an international Freight Forwarder based in Paris, France, owned by the French Railroad. Fully understand the expectations of your role as an operations manager, and speak up for yourself when, or if, your contribution and value to the operation is overlooked.

Director of Operations in Boston:
"Job is stressfull and I am processing and stabilizing IT."
None.

Director of Operations in Montclair:
"Reality of the job."
It's not as easy as you think. More stress than you would expect.

Director of Operations in Boston:
"Don't wait, learn it yourself!"
So often, people are overloaded with tasks and responsibilities. Rather than waiting for someone to teach you something you need to know or do it for you, reach out and learn how to do it yourself. You will greatly increase your global understanding of your role and how you fit in with the company, and your worth as an employee will increase dramatically.

Director of Operations in Saginaw:
"Responsibilities."
Know exactly their expectations and career paths, promotions to be able to grow within the company, raises.

Director of Operations in New York:
"Politics."
As a new employee, watch and learn the politics of the organization. Get as much training in managing budgets as possible.

Director of Operations in Pompano Beach:
Show up early, leave late. Always dress for the job you want not the job you have. Always be prepared.