Executive Assistant Reviews

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

May 2014
"Corporate Culture, Flexible Working."
Executive Assistant:
Pros: Multi tasking and varied role. Anything from basic calendar management to project management and as I look after 3 Divisions and two Directors it is busy - I also have 2 direct reports who are on our client facing reception so mentoring and developing is a great way to satisfy my job requirements.
Cons: ACtually nothing!
May 2014
"Corporate Culture With Flexible Working And Great Culture."
Executive Assistant:
Pros: Busy, challenging, interactive, structured but always something to learn, work as a team player and individually.
Cons: Nothing.
May 2014
"Work flexibility."
Executive Assistant:
Pros: Work flexibility. Corporate culture.
Cons: Stress level. Office conditions. The management.
May 2014
"A Bit Of Everything."
Executive Assistant:
Pros: Work tasks are diverse and ranges from menial tasks like filing and couriering documents to comprehensive tasks like MYOB entry and planning/booking flights and accommodation to destinations all over the world.
Cons: Certain colleagues add unnecessary stress. As it's a family company there is often family drama. No proper HR department so there isn't anyone around to discuss private matters and concerns with.
June 2014
"Networking With People From Different Areas/Depts/Companies."
Executive Assistant:
Pros: Making a difference in peoples lives and also making their lives easy too.
Cons: Everyone can be too demanding :( You cannot please everyone.
June 2014
"Ask More Probing Questions About The Executive."
Executive Assistant:
Ask about their style, temperament, management of staff under pressure, consistency, how they behave when negotiating. If I had the opportunity to get more honest answers to these questions, I would have been in a better position to evaluate the job offer.
June 2014
"Never Stop Studying."
Executive Assistant:
Give more, pay attention, know all there is to know and don't stop studying. Try to know enough to help and assist when your Manager isn't around or needs your help.
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