Fun workplace with a bunch of intelligent people and a beautiful Park for walks
Finance Assistant (Former Employee) – Los Gatos, CA – July 2, 2014
A typical day at work would be, make coffee, meet & greet co-workers and clients at the front desk with a friendly smile, answer phones, enter PO's, order food for mtgs, go for a walk at Vasona Park on my lunch, do deposits, enter invoices, match invoices w/checks, enter expense reports and leave for the day.
I learned to be discreet, fast and efficient with entries, I learned that everyone has their own way of doing things. I also learned how to work with many different personalities.
Management was great even through all the turn overs.
My Co-workers were all great to work with and for, we worked as a team for the first 5 yrs until the company was sold and all the many turn overs after that.
I felt like I didn't have a voice at times, my suggestions didn't matter until things got out of control.
Hardest part of the job was to see a huge turn over after selling the company and watching co-workers quit, or get laid off. Other than that I loved my job.
The most enjoyable part about my job was greeting our Clients, and having them remember my by my name and sign, which read "Whatever the question, chocolate is the answer" The other part that I thoroughly enjoyed was planning our Holiday parties, all the smiles and appreciation I received from all of my co-workers was well worth it.
Holiday Parties and Profit Sharing
My boss was tossed into his position and didn't know how to manage, he eventually learned the last year that I was there.