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Just Like Being in High School Again
Admin Assistant/ Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAMay 2, 2012
I started at this company when I was twenty-two year old. This was my first real job, I was going to have benefits and not just medical insurance all the benefits that your parents talk about. When I first start In-Q-Tel was only a company of twenty people, so that atmosphere was very family oriented. You knew your co-works spouse name and their children's names. By time I left the company it had grow to over a hundred employees with four offices. A typical day started at 8 am and there was usually a visitor that came early to a meeting standing at the door waiting for me to open the office. I would check corporate calander to see what meetings are schedule for the day, see if anyone has schedule a meeting at the last minute. I would then setup any tables need for food whether it be breakfast or lunch. Check to make sure the kitchen was clean and stocked, I took inventory of the office, mailroom and snack supplies for the office I was in and the sister office. I did travel arranagements for about thirty of the employees plus their expense reports. I escorted any visitors or maintance people that need to get into the secure spaces. I did whatever needed to be done on that day. I learned so much about human resources, I was the departments assistant for my four years at the company. I am now in school to get my degree in Human Resources. The management when I left the company was just like being in high school again. The company broke down into different cliques and talked about each other behind their back and most of it came from the executives. You could not go to HR if you  more... had a problem with your manager because nothing was kept confidental in that office. You had no sense of secure working there and you know there was going to be some kind of drama in the office. I honestly got along with all my co-workers, I would say there is probably four people out of the whole six year I worked at In-Q-Tel that I had no desire to be friends with outside of work. Everyone else I have strong bonds with and I am glad that I met such wonderful people. Two things were hard for me: the first hardest part of the job is knowning when to say "No." I am a team player. I am always willing to help a co-worker as long as they are not taken advantage of me. Even if I have a lot things on plate that I have to get done I am going to put something else on it. If that means I have to come in early or stay late it is my time and I will do it. Other hard part of my job is that it is a thank less job and other employees do not really listen to me because I answer phones and get coffee. If I have made someone else day a little easier or made someone laugh because they were having a bad day then I was happy.  less
amazing benefits, always food being order in, krispy kreme fridays, close to metros
put everything writing, do not trust anyone, do not depend on hr to do there job
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