Pros: Opportunities to learn, pay, and benefits
Cons: As a manager you are on 24-hour a day, 7-day a week call
Arnold & Porter was one of the best companies I ever worked for. I began as a Secretary, moved to Supervisor of Office Services, then to Project Administrator, and finally as Facilities Manager. Pay was wonderfully generous, benefits comparable to any I've seen elsewhere, and the work interesting and varied.
During my tenure there I gained skills in construction and design I was able to use elsewhere, and enjoyed working with both the legal and non-legal staff, as well as vendors and service providers. I learned to construct and maintain budgets, met contractors, toured factories, managed interior buildout projects in the DC home office, the New York and Los Angeles offices, and was instrumental in setting up the London office.
I look back at my time there as the nicest and most interesting jobs I have ever had.