This was a shared role, I worked the afternoon shift, 5 hours per day.
Work on reception wasn't just a meet and greet role, we provided help for other colleagues in different divisions of the company.
We arranged, through our designated providers, their travel, taxis and internal lunches. We also arranged to courier their meeting materials to various parts of the country/world via UPS.
The hardest part of the job was not knowing whether you were going to be busy or not, but you could always find something.
The most enjoyable part of the job was at then end of the day that you had achieved all the work that had been given you through the day. Plus meeting different people through the day i.e. clients, visitors or colleagues re-visiting after they had left the company.
It is a place where reception always make you feel welcome.
2 Annual company events that were free to colleagues / partners
Personally I would prefer to work in a smaller company