I enjoyed this position very much. I dealt with internal clients from around the world, arranging travel and events.
I had the opportunity to write articles for an international magazine.
The person I assisted was a micro-manager and that was extremely annoying. Partners have a lot of power, they are like mini-gods.
You are expected to be perfect in every way. Mistakes are not tolerated. There is a culture of super-achievers and a lot of the professional staff are engineering grads. Extreme attention to detail is the norm.
I loved my co-workers. We cooperated very well on projects that involved our various heads of departments.
I left this company to travel abroad and when I returned and tried to contact them concerning references, they never returned any of my calls.
Clear employment practice standards
Vague execution of those standards below certain levels
Boring and No growth if you are a high profile EA.
Paraprofessional / EA (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 January 2018
-All the Paraprofessionals are leaving this place. They don't feel part of the team. They have one EA for 5 partners. -Partners or Managers won't explain nothing to you. Nothing. - I did not feel accomplished, job was meaningless and boring. -They are moving towards a Share Service Admin Structure. Like a call center, it is horrible. They don't even know your name. -Low pay. Only if you are there 20 years you might have an OK salary. -It is highly regimented and no place to be creative.
The Paraprofessionals are really good people.
The amazing benefits are for everybody but NOT for the EAs/Admin/Paras.