Based on 2,576 responses, the job of Receptionist has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5. On average, Receptionists are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?
Pros: Relaxing environment and the work isn't very hard to do
Cons: Doesn't look like there is any room for advancement
Pros: I like the daily interactions with clients and customers. I like keeping busy and the fast pace the job has to offer. It is rewarding to me when I get everything done and all company issues are taken care of. I like that people are constantly depending on me and that all resolutions go through me. I am responsible for more than just reception. I also work with the Customer Care Dept. Ensuring accounts are set-up, payments are made, customer forms are scanned and emailed among many other duties.
Cons: Work load can be quite hectic. People don't realize how busy and involved a receptionist is. The company literally falls apart when I take time off but it's not until things start going wrong before they realize how important the things that I do. I have too many bosses assigning me jobs where I'm at and they don't realize (or communicate to each other). I am getting jobs from all of them causing an overload of work. I feel under-appreciated and my work gets unnoticed. My direct Manager has fully admitted that he does not know how to evaluate me because he doesn't know what I do or what is expected or what is considered 'working above and beyond'. I give 110% everyday and my duties and responsibilities just keep growing and growing everyday and continues to get unnoticed.
"I like working as a receptionist."
Pros: Working with my colleges.
Cons: Working with my boss.
Proper details and delegation for projects, more communication from supervisors, more advancement/educational opportunities.
Be able to multi task pleasantly.
Pros: It can be a fast-paced job and time passes quickly. The responsibility for keeping the ward secure. Opportunity to browse online when I am free.
Cons: Restricted movement at times. Handling too many demands and tasks at once. Trying to meet the demands of an impatient staff and patients all the time. Insular management and preference given to staff of a certain type. Inability to assert oneself without criticism. No opportunity to progress or expect anything more than a 1% annual pay increase. Feeling undervalued and unappreciated at times. Suspect that other people take credit for my inventions and endeavours.
Pros: What I mostly like about my job is that everyone is friendly and easy to get along with.
Cons: What I least like about my job is my pay rate.