Everyone starts out as a part-time employee and when I asked why, I was told by the office manager at that time, "It's because of Obamacare." Although I did learn a lot working for BDF as an office associate, unfortunately most of it involved what not to do rather than what to do which would prevent errors from being made if given the correct information in the first place. In that regard, training is minimal at best unless the company chooses you to attend a week-long training that is conducted sporadically. I was employed there for eight months before they held one and from what I was told by my manager, it was the first one in two years! You are expected to hit the ground running, which is not a bad thing; however, you most likely will not have all the information you need to perform a specific task but are expected to do so AND correctly anyway. An office manager told me she prided herself on "not showing you what to do; I'd rather you figure it out yourself," which again is not necessarily a bad thing but when you are a new employee, it is very difficult to figure out what to do when you have minimal information. I was actually told by a co-worker after only six weeks on the job that "I'm not allowed to help you anymore" when I asked for her guidance with something I only partially did once weeks before. I really did enjoy my job but it did not turn out to be what I hoped it would be, and much of what I was told did not come to fruition. Very disappointing.
Great benefits if you get a full-time position
Very clique-minded, very little training, very little support if you are not in the loop.