Administrative Support at Architectural Design Build Company
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – October 14, 2015
I began working in the Architectural Production Department 17+ years ago. I worked for multiple Contract Administrators, who had multiple Project Architects working for them. Each Contract Administrator had multiple Projects. Multi-tasking and meeting deadlines was a high priority. Along with the ability to prioritize what to do first. I prepared and tracked documents from the beginning to the end of construction of many Projects. Recently my position has changed with the companies changing structure. Currently, I support the President of HDI, the Architect's Project Manager and several Architect's and Engineers. HBE (HDI is a subsidiary of HBE) will be closing within the next few months. Currently, the work load has completely changed, there are very few projects and employees. Over the past several months, I have learned to do many things never required before, i.e., printing and scanning blueprints, operating the main switchboard, employee timekeeping, revising and printing Specifications. And many other tasks. I have enjoyed working here previously and currently and have learned many things.
Working with many different people, fast pace, doing many different things
Never much communication between upper management and employees
Project Engineer/Assistant Project Manager (Former Employee) – Upland, CA – December 2, 2015
Well, not much to say here, however this company is just going out of business. While you may get money, the owner thinks that he will own you with whatever you agree to. You get berated and yelled at and treated like less than a person, but if you can put up with that, you can make some money.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 22, 2015
It was a nice place to work 8-5pm. Department managers were great. Coworkers all worked together to help each other out. Management seemed to appreciate workers. Except for the very high ups, the boss' s were great.
Exec. Admin. Asst to the EVP Real Estate (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 28, 2013
I prepared Real Estate leases and worked for Fred Kummer, did whatever was necessary to complete the job. I learned all about Anger Management, Hospital Design and Hotel Sales. The hardest part was handling the Anger through-out management. I enjoyed learning the Hotel sales and Real Estate Leasing documents.
Fixed Asset Accountant (Former Employee) – St Louis County Mo – January 12, 2015
The owner of the business was constantly yelling and firing people at will. Often visited each of the employees to make sure they were working. I was lucky to be working on fixed assets and gathering information from each of the hotels and making sure that the $'s were reported on the g/l. He seldom bothered me with my work. My supervisor made sure he was present when he was on the war path.