At The Service Companies, we understand that our people are what makes our company great and enables us to provide our customers Service. Above All. No matter what level, property or department you look, you will find exceptional associates who live and breathe our brand and have helped create a strong corporate culture. In the spirit of honoring the people and leaders within our company, we will feature and interview our outstanding associates in our series, Leaders in Service.
Our second feature of this series is Griffin Long, an Operations Manager for our Food and Beverage and Hospitality Staffing division, Acrobat Outsourcing. We’ve asked him to answer some questions about working for The Service Companies and the food and beverage services / staffing industry:
Tell us how long have you been with The Service Companies?
I have worked with Acrobat Outsourcing, which provides food and beverage services and hospitality staff, a little over two years.
What role(s) have you had here and what is your current position?
My first role with Acrobat was as a temporary worker doing catering for Sodexo. I then became a Staffing Assistant and began working out of Acrobat Outsourcing’s Houston office and became Operations Assistant Manager not long after. I was recently promoted to Operations Manager for Austin, a role I will be assuming this week.
Congratulations on your promotion! What does your new job entail?
What doesn’t my job entail is the real question. I do everything from staffing, recruiting, administrative tasks, check-in, client meetings, and more. That’s how I was trained, to cover everything. It’s always good to be well versed in what your entire team does.
So, how do you motivate your team?
I motivate my team by always asking if they need help. No matter how busy I am, I always find time to see what areas I can help them in. This builds teamwork and everyone knows their role, but at the end of the day they can wear all the hats in the office.
I know you were just promoted, but what was the best thing about being the Operations Assistant Manager in Austin?
The best thing about being Operations Assistant Manager was that I got to help upper management while also being able to focus on the team effort. Whether it’s speaking to clients or helping with admin work I did a little bit of everything for the greater good.
Tell us one thing about yourself that is not related to work or what you do for fun when you’re not working.
I enjoy fishing, camping, cooking, and hanging out with my family! I am a very family-oriented person. They will always come first in my life.
The Service Companies is your trusted integrated services partner providing unparalleled and innovative facility and hospitality services to hospitality, corporate cafeteria, university, school, stadium, and commercial facilities. Whether you are interested in our services for your facility or are interested in joining our team, we look forward to working with you.