Operations Manager Advice

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

Operations Manager in New York:
"Bad conditions."
Run for the hills. Promise the world you never do the job hired for.

Operations Manager in Toledo:
Be patient ,treat people the way you want to be treated , focus on goals for the company and the customer.

Operations Manager in Tucson:
"The hours."
Be prepared to spend a lot of time at work and don't count on spending family time or having holidays off. No company seems to understand you can telecommute an ops position, so be prepared to also not get overtime or holiday pay because they'll stick you on salary.

Operations Manager in Charlotte:
"It's all about the Financial's."
As a new Operations Manager, you will need to understand the financials for your profit center; specifically the Profit and Loss Statement, or P&L. Knowing which lines of business are succeeding and which require further evaluation, will help you manage costs and place you on the path to success.

Operations Manager in Carrollton:
"Wish I knew more about PVC."
LEAN MANAGEMENT the more you know the better management tools in your tool box.

Operations Manager in Louisville:
"Extremly over worked and under paid."
Make sure before you ever have to start doing 5 other job titles that you are compensated first or atleast discuss it.

Operations Manager in Ellicott City:
"Advice to a OM Newbie."
Work hard to help those under you be happy in their job - it matters. You must pay attention to details everyday and don't procrastinate! Be open with your boss and spread kindness to everyone!