Ever changing environment with a multitude of tasks
Facilities Associate (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 16, 2014
Each day began with opening the phones at the reception desk which was my primary station. Greeting the clients, tending to the guests and registering visitors. This was procedure was interwoven into any and all tasks. As for the facilities portion, ensuring vendors meet insurance requirements, tracking tenant parking and payments, completing quarterly signage updates, monthly angus updates, weekly floor plan updates, conference room set ups, service request and completion orders and any other task that may arise in the course of a day. Organization was KEY!!!! What I learned was facilities management, It was my first time in the field.
I only worked with a direct staff of 3 including my manager. My manager was not much of a people person so that was quite the obstacle but we prevailed and the client was happy. As for my two coworkers our working relationship was amazing. We supported one another and communicated daily with little to no discrepancies.
The hardest part of the job was the realization that advancement would never truly occur since our roles were specifically designed and the staff not interchangeable between clients.The most enjoyed part were the client themselves. Working for Wrigley came with many perks, yes the gum and candy, and the people were great. I miss them often!
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