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Administrative Specialists give their job an average rating of 3.8 out of 5.0. The Administrative Specialists happiest with their jobs are employed by KBR with an average rating of 5.0 while the Administrative Specialists least happy with their jobs work for UCLA Health System with an average rating of 1.6.

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Administrative Specialist at Kaiser Permanente
in Baldwin Park, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Administrative Specialist at NRI Staffing
in Annandale, VA

"It's a decent position but it lacks the mobility to move up."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Administrative Specialist at IBM
in Miami, FL

"Love programming and administration."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

Administrative Specialist Career Rating Comparison

3.8
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5.0 Highest Rated Administrative Specialists is at KBR (1)
1.6 Lowest Rated Administrative Specialists is at UCLA Health System (16)
Administrative Specialist at Westminster College
in Fulton, MO

"I am not entirely sure about the general Administrative Systems Specialist, but the greatest thing I found about being one is the projects, I loved being able to make the connection between the data and the different departments. E.g., I programmed an online housing application that directly inputs user information from the website and assigns housing based on GPxHours + Random."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Administrative Specialist at UCLA Health System
in Los Angeles, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I do not recommend working at UCLA for B.A. holders."

What do you like about working at UCLA Health System?

"The best aspect of working for UCLA are the benefits."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't do it!If you must, find someone you know in the system, this a system based on nepotism. Fight for a high starting salary, because once you are in, you wont see a raise until you are senior management (if you ever get there). Where you start is where you will stay for a very, very long time, be ok with that. Don't stress out about what to wear, due to the low wadges, no one will be able to recognize your expensive suit or Louboutin shoes except for perhaps doctors and the C-Level executives, in which if you arent one, you don't exist. Don't worry if you have no education, this is a great place for you to move up and never let that shed doubt in your mind at UCLA. You will be frustrated if you do have an education, for people without one will be promoted all around you and your boss probably wont have one either."

What don't you like about working at UCLA Health System?

"I've been highly disappointed working at UCLA and would not recommend working here to anyone with a BA degree, if you have higher, and in a specialized field it would be a great place to work. I took my first job here right after graduating from UCLA, I needed the job with my looming student loan debt so I thought I had to start somewhere. UCLA started me at the absolute bottom with no acknowledgement of my UCLA degree. Really After 8 (EIGHT) years working here, I have moved up ONE position and have found it nearly impossible to move up from there. I have been applying for every job, one level up for a year and no opportunity. Thus, I have been pigeon holed in to on lateral moves that only offer a 5% raise. So, UCLA values my degree as much to pay me a pinch over the poverty line, and has only a 5% value for the EIGHT years of knowledge and experience I have. You can *attempt* to negotiate salary but it is extremely difficult and I have been warned that it is highly unlikely to get more than a 5% raise unless you personally know the head of compensation. Not fair at all. The administrative jobs at UCLA are extremely blue color and has a very archaic culture. It is an excellent job for non-degree holders for many people who are managers are non degree holders and got there the same exact way I have to: through years and years of hard work and minimum pay, some tough networking, then maybe you stand a chance to have a successful career. Its a very political system based on nepotism. No one will care if you have a degree, so I would urge you apply elsewhere and give yourself a true chance to have your value actualized. Non degree holders, the pay is average, the benefits - can't be beat and this is a system where you wont be competing with degree holders. There are very few who stick around. The work environment is chaotic, but everyone seems extremely complacent. You are not urged to think outside of the box, or to be a go-getter. Paying staff bottom dollar, refusing overtime and providing zero incentives for hard work leads to a pretty bleak day to day of monotonous work that a monkey could do. Leadership is terrible, my bosses have thrown pens at me, cussed at me, and accused me of having a learning disability for making a minor mistake on something I had to train myself to do. I received zero training for my position now, and was expected to be absolutely flawless at my job and constantly compared to my predecessor. Still, after two years in this position not a week goes by that management doesnt highlight how special she was. All your coworkers will immediately throw you under the buss and no one will take responsibility for their errors, take on a little more work than they have to nor will questioning the way things are fly here. Every peer that I graduated UCLA with has now made over double what I make at UCLA and been promoted various times, and this is no exaggeration. This was a terrible choice for me to make and I view it as one of my biggest mistakes in life. I warn you to not do the same."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Most management has been swallowed by a blanket of negativity that suffocates UCLA Health Care. I feel that because it is so amazingly difficult to advance here- to get to the top you must endure the years of poverty that come with working your way up- when people finely get to the top they are so bruised and beat up they do not have the solid mental capacity to be a good leader. I cant say I have been inspired or lead in any way in my time here. My managers have all had extreme mental issues. They have lied, bullied, gossiped, intentionally made comments to hurt me and have built their opinions on me based on my appearance, race and gender that I have not been able to break, even after working like a horse. I have felt like a prisoner who has never stood a chance to break free, no matter how intelligent, skilled or hard working I am, I am stuck in this false opinion of me based on things that are out of my control. Management here gets yearly raises and bonuses (in which the lower staff has not even seen a cost of living raise in 7 years and is denied overtime) they work to promote their friends and push everyone else down. Communication is impossibly difficult here and managers are extremely ill equipped. I feel that most managers are higher for the paper pushing and finance side of their position but the people of UCLA are not seen nor do they have a voice. Leading and encouraging growth is non existent and when issues arise, whoa watch out, because then you are a trouble maker. As a system that focuses on extreme patient satisfaction it is a true shame that their employee satisfaction and quality of life is the furthest from concern. I do not see how UCLA Enterprise will achieve the greatness they desire while having such a dark and negative underbelly. Given that: Higher pay - so you can please start highering competitive, talented emplyees, it would make a tremendous improvement. More opportunity and cultivation of growthTake some leadership classes (please!) Mental health support for management Communication workshops Respond to emails and calls (you'd be amazed how many times I get ignored)"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Administrative Specialist at US Department of Homeland Security
in Dallas, TX

What do you like about working at US Department of Homeland Security?

"The structure of the Government and stabality including the opportunity for advancement"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Something I hope I do. Show your values and skills."

What don't you like about working at US Department of Homeland Security?

"As of yet I have not found any dislikes about the company"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Managment does a good job and usually follows government guidelines."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Administrative Specialist at Wipro
in Broomfield, CO

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"A high performance company."

What do you like about working at Wipro?

"Wipro provides the highest technology and service for the best price."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Highly skilled and highly technical people can enjoy a modern office and gorgeous view of the Flatiron mountains."

What don't you like about working at Wipro?

"The commute to Broomfield was unbearable. More telecommuting options were needed."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More telecommuting options are needed. Office cubes could be hot-swapped to compensate for the reduced staff in the office."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Administrative Specialist at Geisinger Health System
in Danville, PA

What do you like about working at Geisinger Health System?

"Working for Geisinger Healthcare is great at this moment."

What don't you like about working at Geisinger Health System?

"None at this moment, the company seems good so far to me."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Administrative Specialist at United States Army
in Arlington, VA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I loved it."

What do you like about working at United States Army?

"I liked the traveling and getting to know different people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be strong, confident, mentally strong and be ready for anything."

What don't you like about working at United States Army?

"I didn't like leaving my family for training but it was my job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be considerate of the family the employees have to care for."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Administrative Specialist at ASC Process Systems
in Valencia, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Excellent family atmosphere for such a large firm."

What do you like about working at ASC Process Systems?

"Encouraged to think outside the box and rewarded for looking at all aspects of the business."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest, reliable and don't be late! Be yourself and see if you fit in."

What don't you like about working at ASC Process Systems?

"Rules can fluctuate. What is ok one day is not the next."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Oversight with managers is important. You need to know what they are doing to protect the company."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Administrative Specialist at UCLA Health System
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at UCLA Health System?

"I like the benefits, consistency, location, workflow, convenience, reliability, and opportunity."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you are clear that your intentions are to learn and grow. Do not give the impression that you are both hard working and complacent."

What don't you like about working at UCLA Health System?

"I do not feel challenged or appreciated, the work is monotonous and the rules are always changing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Look for ways to streamline day to day protocol, encourage more of a team effort so more tasks are completed seamlessly. Teach a common form of communication to ensure interoffice communication is clear. Employ leadership development to provide structure for supervisors and managers. Create standard operating procedures that enable all staff to operate on the same level and stay on the same page."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Administrative Specialist at PEMCO Insurance
in Atlanta, GA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Pemco is great company with good people."

What do you like about working at PEMCO Insurance?

"The company culture was great, and I felt a connection with management and coworkers. This in turn makes you want to do good work for the company"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Bring your A game because positions are limited, but worth it for the right person."

What don't you like about working at PEMCO Insurance?

"The company has very limited growth. Its a small company of less than 100 people."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work, especially the 360 degree communication between management and worker."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Administrative Specialist at AHMSI
in Coppell, TX

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I was there for over 6 years and enjoyed working with the people there."

What do you like about working at AHMSI?

"The company was growing. They offered medical, dental, and vision insurance. Plus 401K."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Come prepared. You will be interviewed by atleast 2 people."

What don't you like about working at AHMSI?

"The construction on all the highways trying to get to work and driving home from work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not to only promote their friends. Look at other individuals that were also dedicated to their jobs."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Administrative Specialist at Air Products and Chemicals
in Allentown, PA

What do you like about working at Air Products and Chemicals?

"The orgranization is organized. I am treated fairly most of the time. Fairly paid."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You need to have good computer skills. You will be expected to start running."

What don't you like about working at Air Products and Chemicals?

"There is a lack of trust. As bosses changes you have to reestablish yourself. Information about abiliteis aren't passed on."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Merge the divsions to act as one company. Right now it is a lot of different interests covered by one name."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Administrative Specialist at Cherokee Nation Industries
in Lakewood, CO

What do you like about working at Cherokee Nation Industries?

"The variety of tasks keep me busy and never bored."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Expect that with the Federal government, always follow and never lead."

What don't you like about working at Cherokee Nation Industries?

"Freeze on hiring Federal FTEs, no future in this department."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Federal Government management staff do not take kindly to suggestions."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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