The best work environment, but very difficult work.
Pros: free dinner, morning cookouts, team bonding
Cons: incredibly long hours, working outdoors everyday, only one day for rest, constant failure
My group at Vivint is the best work environment that I have had the pleasure of being a part of. Everyone there has such positive attitudes about going out to work another day. I came in as a stranger and was immediately accepted as part of the group. There was no discrimination from what I could see and the optimism made me happy and excited to wake up every day to go work.
The work aspect is where the difficulty came, especially since I was brought onto the job late. I received training, but nowhere near as much as I would have liked, but I understood why. Vivint is a door-to-door marketing internship and doing well depended on how hard a person was willing to work, to strive to get better. As this was my first time attempting it, it was daunting getting dropped off in a neighborhood and having to knock on stranger's doors by myself. The anxiety of knocking on my first door and the failure I felt after it would be enough to make anyone quit. I had thoughts about it, but I realized that this was a job that required intrinsic motivation to pursue. After the first few days of having doors constantly shut in my face, I realized that I was still learning and that having myself thrown out by myself was the perfect way for learning how to do the door-to-door approach, it allowed me to apply what I had learned in my courses first hand. After constant failed attempt after failed attempt, and working in the rain, I finally got my first sale, and the feeling of achieving that feat was quite possibly the greatest feeling I have ever felt. It was invigorating and gave me more to push for, to learn more. It was enjoyable, not because it was easy, but because i persevered through the difficulty of it. It was hard, but definitely an experience worth doing. I learned so much from it and the people that were my mentors there.