Demanding organization undergoing regional managment change without a change agent
Pros: good benefits
Cons: poor upper management; low pay for position demands; long hours
A typical day at Copart consisted of taskings which changed day to day due to unstable management. The day consisted of dealing with both internal and external stakeholders which was compounded by the organizational changes. My day consisted of large amounts of paperwork, internal/external communication, field supervision on 14 full time employees, procurement, maintenance, facilities management, vendor relationship building, and extensive auditing.
I learned quite a bit about balancing time constraints versus priority. Further I learned how to manage employees as well as how to effectively perform HR processes such as recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, corrective anction and termination. I learned the value of haveing a defined mission statement and organizational vision versus not having these statements in place.
I personally developed in to a well rounded manager. There were managers within the organization of which I took example of and knowledge from, but there were those as well that should have not been involved in the management of the orgainzational processes, especially toward the end of my time there.
My co-workers were all wonderful and looked forward to being a part of the team. All team members, especially my direct subordinates and those in other departments were all willing to do what was necessary to succeed. THe problem at the facility was related directly to management, upper management that is.
The hardest part of this job was the continual turmoil created by change. One upper manager would put certain processes in to motion and another manager would – more... come and stop those processes and insert their own. Nothing was ever set in stone and this became disheartening not only to myself, but also my team, because the continual change effected our ability to perform our duties and for me to effectively train and manage my employees.
The most enjoyable part of this position was the continual customer relationship building that I was apart of. On a daily basis I was in a position to help customers, and other stakeholders. I worked with a variety of vendors, buyers, sellers, consumers, and I can forget the employees who were my customers as well, in order to address any issues which the may have encountered. – less