An amazing experience, but not a solid fit
Executive Admin (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – September 1, 2012
[...] was a great place to work, but the position was simply too complex for someone of my experience level.
The position was of Office Manager, but the correct term would be Executive Admin.
I was all too happy to have been offered the position though, as I learned a great deal such as finance, liaison, database management, project management, Human Resources, Reception, and many many other skills, and knowledge, such as understanding of corporate hierarchy, how to use outside resources, and all aspects of corporate payroll.
In the end, my specific set of skills was insufficient to compensate for the set of skills being requested.
An average difficulty of the position would be the assignment of a project that more experienced workers had been unsuccessful in, or projects left abandoned and/or defunct.
Other than that, the environment was great, all my managers were very hardworking and understanding and professional.
The most enjoyable part of the job was coming into work everyday, because despite knowing that each day was going to be extremely difficult, I knew that I was growing very very quickly, guided by staff of extremely personable professionals.
great compensation, potential for growth, experience
not a great match between my own skills and the skills required.