I was scheduled to work a 11 month contract position for a VP of Communications and the position lasted 10 weeks.
While I worked at Bayer Cropscience I hardly had 2 days of training. The woman who was training me took care of her personal responsibilities because it was her last two days there. I did not have access to certain area such as SAP because I was a temporary employee.
I have to mention that the employees at Bayer were extremely nice but could not help with any questions that I had. I wasn't introduced to the other assistants and had to try to learn how to do most tasks by myself.
For the first week of employment all I did was arrange travel for my boss. International and domestic approximately 6 trip.
It was an experience learning on my own intuition and skills but managed to see my way through. I also set up the new employee that was hired and showed her everything that I learned. I worked with her for two weeks to make sure she was ready to handle the position.
Very pleasant atmosphere
No training for involement with the rest of the staff.
No job security, poor management, no room for growth but great co-workers
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 4, 2016
A typical day consists of supporting a Lockheed Martin Executive Program Manager. Scheduling meetings, managing their calendar, creating master lists for over 100 employees, organizing events for over 100 employees including "all - hands" events. The most enjoyable part of the job was my co-workers. Unfortunately there was no room for growth which was the most disappointing part of the job. I learned the Dos and Don'ts of the office. Management unable to keep track of and support all employees.
It was a good place for employment, the biggest concern is the hour commute to work. The company gave me the chance to learn the new 3D modeling software to perform better drawings and get the drawings done faster. Also working with other engineers to develop redesign parts for things to operate and work better. The hardest part of the job was being the only draftsman and 4 people needing different drawings yesterday.
It's a temporary service where they find people temporary jobs. They seem to be pretty good at it, but then again they seem to go thru many people in a short period of time meaning no one is taking to time either vet their hires or to train the people they hire and turning them into productive employees
they were very reliable for finding you work when needed and able to get you employed quickly. on the downside the locations available to work at rarely hire on temporary associates so there were no benefits and usually no room to grow within companies.
Assembler (Former Employee) – Pioneer in Springboro, Ohio – March 9, 2015
I worked for Pioneer through Belcan Staffing...everyday you would come in, swipe your badge to clock in, get your gloves and head to your area. Some areas required special static resistant shoes which are very uncomfortable! anyways, you would spend your entire shift doing the same boring job over and over until lunch which is only a 30 min break (10 min cig breaks). Then, you would continue to do the same thing as before until it was time to go home...pretty plain jane and boring.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Cleveland, MS – November 4, 2014
I have learn a lot from working in the production work area. At first I didn't know anything about working in the production, but once I learn it I liked it. I learn a lot about car parts and other things.