Pros: admin assistants were helpful and friendly
Cons: under appreciated, overworked, abusive atmosphere
It started out fine but after realizing that every Executive assistant didn't last more than a year I started to wonder why.
I was assistant to two people to start off-- Vice President and Director of leasing. Subsequently, I was also the office manager, IT department, 3rd persons assistant (all busy executives with presentations and proposals), operations department, website administrator and brochure creator and the list kept going on and on. To top it off, these were typical executives who changed their minds after every draft you spent the day completing on rush and were very rude and would actually snap at you and others all day long.
I do not suggest working in Edmonton as an EA for this company. Too much drama and not enough money for the headache.
I heard the last EA died in relation to stress.
Happy job hunting!