American Valet

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American Valet Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
17 Reviews
2.8
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  1.  

    Great company to work for when looking for temporary and flexible employment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Valet Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Valet Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at American Valet part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance was the biggest perk at American Valet. If you work hard you are able to pick and choose when you can and will work. Managers are all very understanding of college and school loads, as well as other jobs. You will not be expected to work when sick and when you have family issues going on.

    Cons

    Other employees the company hires can be poor. This sometimes causes extra work on the achievers at certain events, even though everyone splits the tip pool evenly. Moving up can be hard sometimes as well. Sometimes managers do not take advise when they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote your high achievers. Watch for the rising stars and encourage them to stay by assigning them to high profile events. Keep your A team together to help with events, and try and train managers to consider the advise of veteran employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Flexible job if your balancing school work or another part-time job

    Current Employee - Private Party Valet  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Private Party Valet in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at American Valet part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with your hours and schedule, if the host decides not to allow their guests to tip you then American Valet will add $40 gratuity on your check. There are always opportunities to fill in for extra hours.

    Cons

    If you don't work at a permanent location and are a private party valet like I am, you never know when you will be working next.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great small business, continues to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at American Valet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They promote from within, cash tips, flexible scheduling, fun work environment.

    Cons

    Not super busy during summer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    GREAT COMPANY!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Valet/Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Valet/Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at American Valet part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible schedule, perfect for someone who wants a second job or some income while attending school. Great starter job to gain experience for future professions (management, and clerical responsibilities). Company has a lot of potential, and there's plenty of room for growth. Most small companies have potential if there's limited opportunity. This one is definitely one to follow if you know how to help an organization grow.

    Cons

    Entry salary is lower than market average. However, some accounts to pay very well and others, well it's definitely better than flipping burgers and help most college students who want some pocket change to get through their curriculum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at this organization is great. Professional personnel who truly see the potential in the company and have bought into the success it can bring. Just a matter of brainstorming ideas, implementing them, seeing how they work, keeping the good and out with the bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Terrible company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Valet  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Valet in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at American Valet part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Majority of income comes from customers through tips pay is absurd less than minimum wage

    Cons

    No breaks for lunch/dinner, shifts exceeding 9 hours on a regular basis, over time discouraged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of hard working employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    joke

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    Current Employee - Valet  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Valet in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at American Valet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    i made aout 12 dollars an hour for an entry level job. other than that none.

    Cons

    I have been in the industry for years and picked this job up for a second job. Hiring process was a nighmare, very little comunication. No one returns phones calls, forget about getting ahold of any managers. Moving to better accounts seems impossible regaurdless of performance, like someone also stated on here, you need to be part of the 'good ol boys club'. My exceedingly hard work was unappreciated at a bad account. And their bad accounts are truly BAD

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Compensation depends on location.

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    Former Employee - Valet  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Valet in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at American Valet

    Pros

    Very good pay if stationed at popular location.
    Time off is easy to come by if you can find people to cover your shifts.
    Good college jobs (nights are a must).

    Cons

    Advancement is limited to head valet, or managing your valet stand.
    It is necessary to work nights at every location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing, when the economy was good, they were hiring regularly and gaining employees on a regular basis. Good place to work.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good for slackers and students.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at American Valet

    Pros

    Easy Job, low responsibilities, easy money, Very good for students but don't expect much more then a paycheck.

    Cons

    No promotion, Good old boys network, They don't know where they want to go in the future. Always be worried about a company that asks you to bring your own twenty dollars for a piss test. That should reflect the type of talent they attract. No benefits to speak of and is a family ran business and it shows in the fact that only family members are in high levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask yourself why you were losing accounts when the economy was going so well?

    Doesn't Recommend

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