Pros: learned different types of market research, met interesting people, free food!
Cons: only worked for a year here while in college, late hours
My title as an "executive hostess" was to meet & greet clients that were holding market research studies in our locations. I would set out catering for our clients, order in food for them, pick it up if no delivery was available. I was also responsible for doing the same for the participants with food, beverages in the waiting areas, as well as making sure the rooms were stocked with the same.
Each session was recorded, so I had to start up the a/v recordings for the groups to which I was assigned, and mark each session. These would be sent out to the clients' home offices, so creating UPS labels and packaging was also necessary.
I enjoyed hearing about the different types of market research was taking place, and while confidential, seeing the products or ideas in public was interesting.