Operations Manager Advice

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

Operations Manager in Baltimore:
"I wish I knew how to balance my stress level better."
I would say always put 110 percent effort in the job and treat employees with respect. Always give praise when praise is due.

Operations Manager in Camarillo:
Job is detailed. Time management is a must. People skills is a must. FIFO is required within our company.

Operations Manager in Indianapolis:
"People Skills."
Learn to deal with different types of people.

Operations Manager in Indianapolis:
"Always be learning."
Learning and innovating are crucial. When you try a new idea figure out in advance how to measure its success. Then, after you've measured the success (or failure), act upon that. Apply that knowledge.

Operations Manager in New York:
If you can hold your head high when you leave at the end of the day, and say to yourself, I did my best and made the right decisions with the information provided. Then you did a good job. What would you need to do for a great job?

Operations Manager in Charleston:
"Detailed concept understanding."
Dive in! Learn as much as possible at first. Learn all menus and positions in each concept intimately. Learn all the players names, strengths and weaknesses. Do not get tied down to only one task. Understand where you can make an immediate impact.

Operations Manager in Worcester:
"How bad the pay will ALWAYS be."
I love what I do. Yes, its stressful, what job isn't at some point. The pay sucks. Yeah, min. Wage has gone up. I feel as thow I am worth more than they pay me. Especially with all the work we managers do there. Then to top it off I make about 60 cents more than a front end associate, which is customer service and watches over the front. Yup, that's sad. Also, they don't pay you for all the blue law holidays. Bull shit! But, I need my job so I can't say anything. The sad thing is, I process payroll for my store. Other than that, it is a great place to work if your just looking for a pt job. Defnitly do not take this job if you have to support yourself. You can not on their salary. Not even in my shoes. I'm stuck and it sucks!