Great work / life balance
Administrative Assistant/Assistant Meeting Planner (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 1, 2013
A typical day at work would involve calls/emails from lawyers, law students, committee members, vendors and speakers regarding details of a meeting, discounts, registration etc. Did I receive their registration or why he/she didn't receive confirmation. Members and speakers would inquire about their reimbursement check. Updating and generating reports and constantly being interrupted.
What did I learn? How to be patient and keep my manager informed.
Management: my manager did not micromanage and she trusted me to get the job done.
My coworkers and I worked as a team on name badges, tickets to events and shipping materials to meeting sites. We understood the time constraints.
The harderst part of the job: Since overtime was eliminated for budget reasons, trying to get everything done in an 8 hour day.
Enjoyable: My manager was a great person to work for and I learned a lt from her . Since she had risen from entry-level, she also knew most of the problems that employees faced. She motivated me to come up with new ideas and always provided helpful feedback.
work life balance, half day off each during summer months
heavy workload prevented me from taking inhouse classes