Monday, October 25, 2010
Greatness of a small company
Working for a small company can be the best job you'll ever have! I've worked for huge companies like Hershey and now I work for a small family owned company. I loved both jobs for different reasons. For now, I'll share why I love working for a small company. I was hired as the office manager. There were 2 other girls that worked for me in the office. We accomplished all office tasks necessary for our company, hr, ar/ap, accounting functions, payroll, and customer service. I was hired over the other top choice for my position because I had interest in getting out of the office and helping elsewhere in the plant. I have learned how to run our store from cashier to shipping. I have learned how to run the packing room (at least the basics of how we pack and how to manage the personnel that we have on any shift). I have been given the basics of how to bake (could fill in for a few hours, but nothing like what the real bakers can do). Most recently, I've really been working on my warehouse skills. I've been picking orders for several months now, but officially on Friday drove a forklift onto a truck (a little scary to drop onto the back of a trailer). Each day brings new challenges and new excitement. I know personally each employee that works for our company. I can stop and chat about their family or what happened over the weekend with any one of our people. This is a huge advantage over a large corporation. We all have to work together to get the job done. In the end our team effort is to get the best pretzels out to our customers. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with working for a big company, but if you ever have the opportunity to work in a small company, take it and treat it like it's your own company. You might really like it!