Pros: free parking, free bagels and donuts on monday, free pizza on fridays, free lunches on certain holidays, gift cards or other raffle prizes at christmas, great benefits, medical, dental, vision, and 401k
Cons: long commute, sedentary (hours straight of just computer work).
A typical day at work for me started at 7:30am, first thing in the morning I would boot up the computer and check my email for anything that came in after hours. I would receive monitoring reports from our outside legal firm detailing any compliance related issues found by their monitors. I also had several daily reminders set in Microsoft Outlook for audits I would have to perform. At 8:30am I would attend the morning training meeting for newly hired Account Executives and would monitor and make any corrections as required from a compliance standpoint. At 9am I would attend the company wide morning meeting and take copies of any handouts for my co-workers, manager and VP. After the morning meeting I would be at my desk reading, printing and filing monitoring reports for review. Then I would perform any tasks I had scheduled for the day, including audits, tracking and sorting data using complex excel spreadsheets, monitoring sales calls, doing research online regarding new telemarketing laws or precious metals information, and assisting my manager or VP with any projects. Toward the end of the day at 3pm I would take the monitoring reports and go down to the sales floor for compliance reviews. I would review compliance issues face to face with Account Executives and provide additional coaching regarding company policy.
My co-workers made the job fun and a pleasure to go to every day. They were all very intelligent, professional, and had good senses of humor. My manager and VP were amazing, they trained me in any area I showed interest in, and allowed me to assist on important – more... projects. I enjoy learning and being able to contribute to the overall business and strive to make myself better all the time.
The hardest part of the job were the compliance reviews, there were some very strong personalities to deal with. Being able to maintain control during the meeting and get the point across without being heavy handed was a real art and took practice to perfect. We had to be at the top of our game every single day because we were constantly challenged to explain compliance related issues or company policy.
I learned many things in this position including how to remain calm and professional under pressure, how to deal with all types of personalities, how to review and edit legal documents and disclosures, create and review training material, create complex excel spreadsheets with varying uses, research laws and statutes online and to work independently and know what needs to be done without being asked to do it. – less