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Never say never

8.9.18.RyanT.LITwo countries, six states and 26 years later, Ryan T., the recently named Corporate Vice President of North Central Operations, still approaches his Enterprise career with a distinct mantra: Never say never.

Ryan began his career as an MT (Management Trainee) in his home-state of California, working his way up to Regional Rental Manager. As his career progressed, he always kept an open mind about the possibility of making a move.

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Friendship on the soccer field leads to mentor partnership

Linda and MyraWhen Business Rental Sales Manager Linda B. joined the Sacramento operating group’s indoor soccer team, she was looking for a way to get to know a new batch of up-and-coming Enterprise employees.

“I remember when I met Myra B. on the soccer field – she was determined, focused and persistent,” says Linda. “She embodied all the qualities you look for in a teammate both on the field and in the branch.”

That rapport would expand as the two teamed up off the field as part of the operating group’s Formal Mentoring Program.

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Contagious Energy: MT Program Launches in Spain

Laura Truchado PicPleasant surprises. Exceptional training and support. Laura T.  has come to appreciate both these aspects of her everyday work environment as an Assistant Manager at the Enterprise home city branch in Móstoles, Spain.

Perhaps most surprising is the fact that she’s embraced a career in the car rental industry, after completing a degree in occupational therapy at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. During her undergrad days, Laura worked part time for Enterprise at the airport. And somewhere along the way, she says, “Enterprise’s energy caught me!”

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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Rob+WRob W. is 28 years into his Enterprise career, yet every day he comes to work excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Rob has good reason to be excited – he recently made the move from Southwest Florida, where he was General Manager, to Enterprise Corporate Headquarters in St. Louis, where he now serves as Corporate Vice President of Northeast Operations.

If there’s one thing Rob has learned over the course of his robust career, it’s that in order to grow, you need to get out of your comfort zone. We recently sat down with Rob to learn how he tackles new challenges and get his perspective on the business.
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Training Green

What a Southern California trainer has learned from teaching 100 new hire classes for Management Trainees

Sarah Buford_In ClassIn Southern California, it goes without saying that if you cross paths with Sarah B., you are in for a treat. The Group Talent Development Manager is a self-proclaimed loud and smiley person who sings in the hallways and is so passionate about Enterprise she claims to bleed green. All blood tests aside, she shares her enthusiasm for the brand by serving as one of the group’s trainers and just celebrated teaching her 100th new hire class of management trainees (MTs).

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Enterprising women on the go: Michaela M.

Michaela_MG_9176Michaela M. started at Enterprise in 2013 and joined Truck Rental three years later. She is currently a Truck Branch Manager in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Michaela’s mentors continue to guide her toward personal and professional achievements, keeping her on a path toward success. As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, we asked Michaela a few questions about how she got to where she is in her career today.

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Lesson Learned: Enterprise’s Mentor Program

Chris and MikeChris, a Talent Acquisition Specialist in Tulsa, Oklahoma, gained important insights from his mentor, Mike. Mike, Shared Services Director in Tulsa, mentored Chris for almost a year starting in 2016.

“Mike manages three departments, so working with him gave me the opportunity to speak to someone who sees solutions at a higher level,” Chris says. “Gaining his perspective helped me understand how an upper-level manager addresses issues and finds opportunities.”

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Things I Wish I Knew: Susie and Paul, General Managers

GMsWishIKnewHindsight is 20/20. But one of the benefits of Enterprise’s promote-from-within culture is knowing company leaders all started from the same place as branch employees early in their careers. They’ve seen the same things, dealt with the same issues and faced the same fears.

So who better to impart some words of wisdom than people who have been in those shoes?

We asked two General Managers with more than 60 years of combined experience to share advice they wish they could tell themselves earlier in their careers.

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Paying it Forward

Enterprise employees in central Alabama empower future female leaders.

1.23.18.GirlsIncFifteen years ago when Ashley H. first participated in Enterprise’s annual United Way campaign she directed her contribution to Girls Inc., a United Way member agency. At the time, she had no idea it would later lead to her operating group having a larger focus on mentoring young women.

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Recognition fuels growth

Referrals help fuel successA couple of years out of college, Katie R. had already learned a few things about what she wanted in a career—and perhaps just as importantly, what she didn’t.

“I just wasn’t fulfilled,” she says of the entry-level corporate human resources position she landed upon finishing a post-grad management degree. After two years she decided to leave and went to work as a bar and restaurant manager in Sudbury, Ontario.

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