I have been working at TPG full-time (Less than a year)
You'll never go hungry, kitchens are stocked with snacks and lunch is catered every day. They reimburse your monthly parking if you drive to work. Excellent fully paid benefits. Job duties are clearly defined and pretty straightforward.
Don't expect any variety in your day-to-day tasks. I supposed some departments may have more variety than others, but generally speaking, the EA role at TPG is limited to booking travel, scheduling calls/mtgs, and preparing expense reports. It's good place to be if you don't need to be challenged and don't mind feeling like you're in a rut after just 2 weeks. Most Admins can expect to help out at the front desk answering phones and greeting guests when the receptionist needs to take breaks. This can be disruptive to your day when you're trying to get things done but keep getting called up to reception for bathroom breaks. As far as upward mobility goes, there isn't much. If you're a rockstar and put in the time, you may get to work for a partner.
Advice to Management
Hire a second receptionist
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at TPG (San Francisco, CA) in November 2014.
1 head Hunter Interview, 1 onsite Interview with all stakeholders in the technology department. Once there I met with the CTO, IT manager, and did a phone interview with the H.R. manager.
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