2. Job Duties: I love what I do. I'm the sole person for my division that handles the non-standard contracts, RFPs (responses to proposals/bids), and a lot of other agreements. This means I'm usually in negotiations with clients and our sales executives, lots of conference calls with our attorneys and upper management, and reading and redlining on the computer at my desk. A lot of people come to me when they need their contracts and I love that. My boss also does not micro-manage me and we don't have too many deadlines so it's a relatively low-stress job 50% of the time. Sometimes it gets way too crazy though when I'm swamped with tons of things to do and I feel like we could use another person but the job security is great. The one thing I don't like is the quietness here! It is insanely quiet and I'm naturally a talkative person so it took awhile to get used to. I just plug in my earphones and lipsync and dance to keep me sane.
3. Location/Commute: It could be better but I will not complain because there is no traffic when I go to work since I miss rush hour. I do have to take 3 different freeways but it takes me about 15-20 minutes. We are near 24 hour fitness, my pilates studio, and a lot of other eateries and shopping such as Marshall's and Ross. I try to take advantage of the area by running errands during my lunch.
4. Co-Workers: The nice thing about my job is that I work with a ton of people in my division as well as across the US. We have 4 people in our dept here in SD, 1 person in LA and 1 person in Reno. We're all part of the contracts/leases dept. Our company has many locations and draw stations around the US and world so we all work together regarding huge contractual issues. I get along with everyone for the most part and I love my coworkers from other locations as well from other departments. We all chat through Communicator (company IM) so it's a lot of fun. I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of the higher ups in North Carolina last year including our CEO and I like that we can all get along even though this company has over 28,000 employees. The sales execs though can be a bit hard to deal with.
5. Atmosphere: Like I mentioned above, I wish it wasn't so quiet. I do like that I can dress casually since we don't see clients like the sales execs. I can seriously wear jeans, yoga pants, cropped yoga leggings, leggings, etc. Sometimes I may look 18 but no one seems to care which is awesome because I get to be comfortable. I also like the atmosphere that everyone works independently.
6. Flexibility: I like that I can make up my own schedule. I'm salaried so my normal day starts around 7 and I leave around 3:30pm. Sometimes I take a 30 min lunch, sometimes an hour, sometimes more than an hour. I just have to make sure I get my stuff done and I do work over 8 hours most of the time anyway. I can go to the gym when I want but I do have to let my boss know if I'm going to be taking a half day or something. It is a bit harder to request time off since I have 5 other people in the dept requesting time off, but only around the holidays does it get a bit difficult to schedule time off.
7. Advancement: Working at a huge corporation has its perk in this area. I've seen it happen a lot where people transfer to higher positions or to different locations just because they can. I've seen acquisitions happen where people move up or replace others. It's easy to do and if you stay here long enough or play your cards right I think there is always an opportunity to advance. I'm not sure how this will play out for me but I'm hoping to stay here for awhile.
Wow, I guess I don't have any big cons about my job. I actually never complain about it and I wrote a post before about how I liked it so this shouldn't be a huge surprise! I guess I will have to stick it out and just hope for a huge raise one day. Then I think I'll have the perfect job!