Pros: good atmosphere, lots of work and hours, good management and leadership, payment above minimum wage.
Cons: the work had it's challenges but i can't complain.
Avis was a great place to work as a student seeking full-time work over the summer. The payment was excellent and I was given all of the hours that I wanted and more. Management was very good and their leadership skills were exceptional. My co-workers were all very co-operative, they set a good example for my first experience of interpersonal relationships – more... in the workplace.
A typical day provided many oppurtunities to learn about the functioning of a business. I usually worked in the garage detailing the rentals, or in the parking lot doing vehicle inspections with the customer. From Monday to Friday my day started at 7am and ended at 6pm. There was a high demand for employee productivity throughout the summer months, so I took one day off each week.
I learned how business is operated in the service industry, and how supply and demand works. I learned how to mainitain a sanitary work environment and how to organize resources and products to achieve maximum productivity. I learned how to socially interact with customers in a way that positively represents the organization that I work for and provides a pleasent experience for the customer. I learned how to keep a positive attitude in the face of adversity and how to turn constructive criticisms into productive self-suggestions.
The hardest part of the job was the fast pace of the business. On a very busy day my co-workers and I would detail upwards of 40 cars, and customers would appear by the handfuls requesting clean rental cars. It was challenging work.
The most enjoyable part of the job was pay day. I was paid $10.00 an hour and it added up very nicely. I felt empowered by the money that I was making. Overall, the Avis Budget Group was a great employer and I'm very happy with my first job. – less