In this interview series, we speak with employees who were nominated by their teams as having a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurship is a key indicator to success for employees starting their careers in the Enterprise Management Training (MT) Program.
Natalie M. started at Enterprise as an intern in 2017, then joined the Management Trainee Program. We asked Natalie to share her goals for the future and how she makes the most of every day on the job.
Even though Neil H. is 26 years into his Enterprise career, one thing reigned loud and true since the day he started – an enduring interest to move abroad and take on new roles no matter the country, city or Operating Group.
Recently promoted to Vice President and General Manager of France, Neil has established himself as a proven leader with a keen ability to work across cultures with unwavering commitment to customer service and operational excellence.
We asked Neil to share his thoughts on the new role and his interesting career path.
In early April, Shea B. anxiously laced up a pair of shoes. But not the typical dress shoes you might expect from an Enterprise employee.
Rather, he laced up a his blue and silver bowling shoes and headed off to throw against the world’s best.
Sponsored by the U.S. Bowling Congress (USBC), the governing organization dedicated to ten-pin bowling, the sport’s premier event draws competitors from all 50 states and a dozen countries. That helped make the event, known as the Masters, a memorable experience for Shea, a Business Analysis Supervisor at the Contact Center in St. Louis.
Bridget L., GM of the Southeast England group, shares the advice she would give herself as a Branch Manager.
Bridget’s 18-year Enterprise career has spanned five Groups, three time zones and two continents. She worked as a Branch Manager in the Chicago group and then took roles in South Florida, Seattle and San Francisco. In 2015 she made her biggest move yet, heading across the pond as General Manager in the Southeast England/London group.
Carrie A. knows what it’s like to spend more time inside the walls of a hospital than out.
Her youngest daughter, Avery, who was born in 2011, spent most of her life — all 10 precious months of it — fighting to survive at the University of Michigan’s Children’s Hospital.
“No one ever anticipates needing to be at a hospital for months-on-end,” says Carrie, Group HR Manager in the Southwestern Ontario group. “That’s why it’s important for me to give back to organizations like the Ronald McDonald House – an option for my family and for many of our friends experiencing challenging times.”
When 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.
An Enterprise branch takes employee promotions to new heights.
One of the highest honors in sports happens when an athlete’s jersey number is retired. Their legacy is firmly enshrined as a part of the organization’s history, and their presence is remembered by all those who look up to the rafters.
For Javier L., former Branch Manager of the New York group’s flagship branch in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, that familiar ceremony served as a source of inspiration to recognize employees.