An ever changing environment requiring constant anticipation, adaptiveness and compentent decisions to be made.
Pros: excellent bonuses and corporate events
Cons: unappreciated despite long hours, extra assistance, outside working etc.
A typical day includes multiple diary co-ordination, pre-emptive working, ability to re-prioritise workloads quickly, working to changing deadlines and goals.
I learned a greater understanding of the engineering industry. Administration skills are easily transferrable but gaining a deeper understanding of the industry is a constantly changing and steep learning curve that I enjoyed very much.
Management and co-workers were supportive, response and proactive.
Hardest part of the job was to competently assist in other areas of the business eg HR, recruitment, staff issues as well as training co-ordination. This was also a very enjoyable aspect as I hadn't previously experienced this type of work.