Valet Park of America Reviews

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  1. A Great Place to Grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Valet Park of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Management is very supportive of employees who show great work ethic - There are opportunities to grow and develop within the company - A great place to gain new skills and experience - Pay is great for entry-level positions

    Cons

    - Pay is not so great as you move up - Disorganization and miscommunication can cripple an otherwise excellent company

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep employees around, they need to feel appreciated and compensated for their time. Being inconsistent with raises, and keeping rates low for more experienced positions encourages employees to look elsewhere for the long-term.


  2. So so

    Current Employee - Valet Attended
    Current Employee - Valet Attended

    Pros

    Driving realy nice cars and getting tips daily. Management is pretty good... they work with your schedual if you ask for days off. How ever you do have to stay on top of your schedual other wise they would screw you up like sending you to work as far as 1hr and half away from home.

    Cons

    Working out side on all types of weather. Driving nasty and unsave cars.. some employees are just streight up A.holes...


  3. Valet Captain

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management does give you a flexible schedule as long as you communicate with them ahead of time. Incentives are well put with good tips and other offers.

    Cons

    None to think of at this time. You do work with a good mix of young and older adults. So the culture of the work is fast paced and very upbeat.


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  5. Great company and fun job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager/Valet Captain in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Manager/Valet Captain in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valet Park of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, get decent tips, easy advancement with hard work, flexible schedules, drove fun cars, great work out

    Cons

    Always running, always outside, slackers still get tips as hard workers, poor scheduling skills, constant rule changes

    Advice to Management

    Need more consistent schedule (full time and I would get 26 hours one week), fox the tipping system to tip harder worker people more and less to slackers


  6. Valet Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Company cell phone, company car, hourly plus tips,

    Cons

    Working on holidays, working all weekend, upper management micro-manage too much, working outside in the winter and rain.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees. Stop changing the pay program to deduct pay from your employees.


  7. Great ownership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Valet Regional Manager in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Valet Regional Manager in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Valet Park of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great family owned company. great people to work for. Its great working outside when the weather is nice. There is a lot of potential to move up into leadership roles. There is also many option to travel and work at many different location.

    Cons

    Most lower level employees don't care about the job and are just trying to make some tip money while in college. Not much loyalty to the company. Bad weather makes the job difficult at times. My position higher position required way too much of me, way too much for one person to handle.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise them to pay their lower level employees a little more to get them to care about the job and be loyal to the company.


  8. great company !

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible hours and plenty of shifts to pick up, high paced environment. Will help you stay in shape

    Cons

    literally running everywhere, tons of employees, too many chefs in one kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    keep on keeping on, doing a great job.


  9. Needs to evolve.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valet Park of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Simple job, unlimited overtime, usual perks for being a private business.

    Cons

    Sense of detachment from those who make the rules vs those who must follow them. Pay rates are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been reminded year after year of things they need to do to keep talent employed here. The company choosing to follow it or not is up to them. This job is very "plug and play", most employees feel that they are all replaceable.


  10. Good opportunities, Flexible Hours

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Valet Captain in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Valet Captain in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valet Park of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for VPA for about 2 years. The job itself is somewhat physically demanding but nothing over the top, and is a great way to be active at work. You do work outdoors (sometimes in poor conditions) but they provide you with a waterproof jacket and fleece. I never had an issue with cold weather as I always made sure to layer properly and be prepared. As for the pay it is quite good for an entry level position. Working at hospitals most of us made around 13$ an hour with tips included. Promotions are attainable and you can find yourself in a supervisory role in a few months if you work for it.

    Cons

    -Rain, snow, cold. But it's part of the job. - Occasional Long hours.


  11. Valet kinda sucks.....kinda

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Valet in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Valet in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valet Park of America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great exercise. Good tip sometimes. drive various cars for short time (so you can say you drove a porche to people). Friendly workers

    Cons

    When your start the employers basically treat you like pawns. Expect crazy work hours or having to wake up so early to work at a separate city which can take up your whole day.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers better. Valet are not machines.

    Valet Park of America Response

    Dec 23, 2014 – Director of HR

    Thanks for your feedback. You're absolutely right about the positives - we tell everyone we do a great deal of running, driving, and helping people. It's not a job for everyone, but if you enjoy ... More



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