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Enterprise Heritage: The Eagle Has Landed

In 1881, a wooden eagle carved by Washington, D.C.-area artist William E. Seward was attached to the USS Enterprise — the fifth U.S. vessel to carry the Enterprise name. One-hundred and thirty-three years later, the eagle has found a new home at the company with the same moniker.

The wooden eagle — with a 77-inch wingspan — now hangs atop the balcony overlooking the main lobby of Enterprise Holdings’ world headquarters.

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Enterprise Career Path: Paul Smith Charts a Course for Success

If there’s one thing Paul Smith finds appealing, it’s opportunity. Even so, he had a hard time believing everything he heard about the career paths that Enterprise offered when he first encountered the company at a university job fair in 1995.

“I actually turned Enterprise down when they offered me a position the first time,” recalls Paul, who in 2012 became Vice President and General Manager of the South England Group — the first English employee to reach the general manager level at Enterprise. “It was a very new company here, and I’d never heard of them. So I took a job with another business instead.”

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One word to describe Enterprise: Teamwork

Hello! At Enterprise, we have eight Founding Values that we follow. My favorite value is “Our company is a fun and friendly place, where teamwork rules.”.  The best part of my job is, knowing that the company is one big team that works together under the same values. I chose the word ‘teamwork’ to describe my experience at Enterprise, because I feel that without my team here, coming to work would be a completely different experience.

– Management Trainee Bridget S., Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Enterprise Spotlight on Service: Assistant Manager Nikki Wilcox

Assistant Manager Nikki Wilcox of the Enterprise branch at the Boise Airport in Idaho provided such exceptional customer service that she inspired a military customer — Sgt. 1st Class K. Wyman — to present her with a Peace Vanguard coin, an award his division of the military bestows upon individuals who go above and beyond. Only 25 to 30 civilians receive the award each year.

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Enterprising People: Taking back Boston

On April 21, nearly 36,000 runners took off from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, for the 118th Boston Marathon. Enterprise Fleet Management Director Chris L. was among them, for his 13th time taking part in the race.

Race officials recognize Chris as an official finisher in last year’s race even though — like so many competitors that day — he did not get to cross the finish line.

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One Word to Describe Enterprise: Driven

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My name is Jacqueline and I am a Management Trainee at the Enterprise location in Bellmore, New York. I have been working at Enterprise for 7 months. Enterprise has presented me with anopportunity for success and is providing me with extensive training that is making a positive impact on my career. I am driven and determined to use the new skills I learn as a MT to grow and climb the ranks of this great company. Ultimately, it is my drive and motivation to work hard and do well, which will impact how far I will go in my career with Enterprise.

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Enterprising Opportunities: CarShare Brand Ambassador Internship

The Enterprise CarShare Brand Ambassador Internship offers a paid, part-time opportunity through which college students gain real-world marketing experience by increasing CarShare membership and usage on campus. The program began in 2010 with approximately 12 interns, and continues to grow today.

Several former interns already have gone on to start careers with Enterprise Holdings. One example is Oregon Senior Truck Account Specialist Matthew L., who served as the Brand Ambassador atOregon State University and now works for Commercial Trucks in Oregon.

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One Word to Describe Enterprise: Culture

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I’m Jamilah S. a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army Reserve and Management Trainee at Enterprise inHawthorne/Lawndale, CA. In January of this year, I left the Military and immediately began my journey at Enterprise. I received the warmest welcome to Enterprise’s organizational values, norms, vision, systems, symbols, beliefs, habits, and working language. Culture is all about how you perceive and receive it; it is the vehicle through which we coordinate activities and reach common goals and expectations. Enterprise handed me the keys and allowed me and my colleagues to be the drivers of our own destiny. This is the Enterprise culture.

One word.  It’s that simple. GO.

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Enterprise People: The legend of ‘Mighty Mouse’ Cat Grey

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Three years ago, if you had asked Stroudsburg, Pa., Truck Branch Manager Cat Grey what her life would look like today, she never would have guessed she’d have a career at Enterprise while preparing to compete in a national body building competition. But that’s exactly where she’s landed, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Cat started her career as an intern in 2011 while she finished up her college degree. Though she did well throughout her internship, Cat intended to pursue other career opportunities after she finished school.

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Enterprise Career Path: Spain’s General Manager Karsten Summers focuses on performance

Enterprise operations in Spain are hitting their stride with high marks in customer service and record profitability for the operation.

“It’s quite exciting to reach these milestones,” says Karsten Summers, who became General Manager of Spain after Enterprise’s acquisition of Spanish rental car company Atesa in early 2012.

Of course, rapid progress toward top-tier performance is not an unusual feat for Karsten or the teams he’s led. It’s been his stock-in-trade since joining Enterprise 15 years ago, after graduating from the University of California-Santa Barbara.

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