Fun and loving enviroment to work in, I really enjoyed going to work everyday!
Certified Nurses' Assistant (Former Employee), State College, PA – June 8, 2013
* A typical day at Renaissance consisted of being at the least 15 minutes before your shift (preferably 20 minutes) so that you can get prepared and communicate with whomever worked the shift ahead of you to make sure you know of any changes or issues with any of the residents. We would pass out all prescribed medications, prepare and serve meals, help – more... residents with the essentials of everyday living, and with any time left or in between duties we washed laundry and cleaned their rooms and common living areas. * I learned how to have patience with and understand all kinds of different personalities, how to cook and prepare foods for different diets needs and specifications, and I gained more experience in communication and simply people in general. * I feel we had great management, our employer was very understanding, helpful, and was a wonderful teacher. * I never felt as if the people that I had worked with were co-workers, we were more of a family type team that functioned like a well oiled machine. * The hardest part of the job was leaving, when our team found out that Renaissance was closing their doors it was heart breaking. It was so hard to say good-bye to all of the residents that we had grown to love. * The most enjoyable aspect of the job was being able to meet the most welcoming and loving people I had ever met in my life. I will never forget a single residents that I cared for nor will I forget any team members or management, this was honestly a fantastic environment to work in with absolutely the sweetest people and I am so glad I was lucky enough to be apart of it. – less
The Renaissance Corporation provides a job readiness training program designed to provide work experience that will help residents financially.
Desk Clerk (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – June 6, 2013
Pros: six hour shifts as opposed to eight.
Cons: minimum wage
I was offered this position again after I completed school until I find a job in my field. A typical day at work depending on the shift would be normal traffic in/out of building. Desk Clerks learn customer service skills and obtain an attitude of excellence. Co-workers work as a team. The only part of the job that may become hectic is when two or more – more... residents are coming and going at the same time along with the mailman and other courier services entering the building; in addition to the phone ringing while keeping track and documenting movement and packages at the same time. The most enjoyable part of the job is keeping busy while gaining experience. – less
Sales Manager for 3 offices (Former Employee), Green Bay, WI – April 8, 2013
Pros: company credit card
Cons: lived with coworkers and friends with them outside of work
I learned how to prioritze and delegate. I learned that people need a boss and not a friend. I learned what is needed to hire the right kind of employee as well as firing the wrong one. I did a lot of growing up in this job.
call center represenative (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – March 16, 2013
Answering inbound calls, and making outbound calls. Ive learned to work steady and still get my job done. Ive learned how to use 3 to 4 different computers screens at one time. The hardest part about the job was your managers were never around so if you had a question, you had to wait until lunch or a break to ask them. Enjoyable part was being able – more... to be independent. – less
Dining Room Server/Café Barista (Former Employee), Bay Harbor, MI – February 6, 2013
Pros: used to be well managed with great people with good work ethic
Cons: managment changed and work ethic was horrible from other staff memembers. managment didnt care
When i first began at The Inn it was a great place to work. Between the managment and the regular staff and foreign staff every summer the people were lots of fun to work for and respectful. Over the years managment has deteriorated and things were not taken care of. I used to love my job and over the years the place has worked its way into one of the – more... worst places ive worked. I started working there as a busser and then picked up a second job in houskeeping. before i was laid off i worked in a cafe and the resturant which i quit because of how poorly managed it was and the staff was less than decent. – less
Network Systems Architect (Former Employee), Mountain View, CA – August 7, 2012
Pros: open work environment
Developing secure Microsoft based internal structure for fortune 500 hardware/software company. Converting Unix based internet format over to MS based for Y2K protection working with software engineering firm.
Successfully transferred entire business apparatus to new platform in time and under budget with improved security. Invisible to users and corporate – more... customer sponsors. – less
Productive place with extreme effort made to please patients
Certified Nurse Assistant (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – April 25, 2012
Pros: steady work, patients
Cons: no team work, not enough resources or tools
Being a CNA at the Renaissance is a daunting but rewarding task. We were required to have quite a few patients up by lunchtime. The part I liked was the pace. I enjoy moving until it's time for break or often until lunch. Some managers were more experienced than others and as such the floor ran according to experience. Some co-workers were team players – more... and communicated others I worked around. I learned to fine tune everything I learned about patient care in CNA school and I was happy when my immediate supervisor's trusted me to learn a new task which was not often enough for me. – less
Associate Artistic Director of Theatre (Former Employee), Dickson, TN – April 13, 2012
It was a creative environment where you were encouraged to work and think independantly. The hours were long, but rewarding. Co-workers were also my closest friends, and remain still so today. Dealing with the various tempraments and personalities of the community was initially a challenge, but it gave me an opportunity to hone my communication and – more... leadership skills, as well as develop lifelong friendships with persons in my community I may not have met otherwise. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to implement original ideas with full support from my supervisor. – less
Storeman/freight forwarding (Former Employee), Auckland, N – January 14, 2013
Pros: knowledge. free lunch. staff dinner
Cons: pay review was rare.
A typical day at Renaissance would be non-stop inwards & outwards stock (apple computer products) nationwide. We were the only company in New Zealand who store Apple products eg. iPhone, iMac etc.
My 4 years as a employee, i learnt the basics of stock take & warehousing. RF Scanning, Inwards & outwards & being a team player. Knowledge of Apple & PC – more... computers.
Time management was essential. In our fast past enviroment we value our customers patience who want their goods on time & in good condition. Company Management was always on points. Hands on with staff.
Hardest part of the job? Days when staff was down, double the work load but we still manage to have our duties completed.
Most important part of working for Renaissance was my fellow co-workers & supervisor. I felt comfortable with my team even tho we come from different walks of life, we all shared a comradery. Being productive & learning new things daily was a joy. – less
Supported Living Facilitator (Former Employee), Manukau,Auckland – November 26, 2012
Pros: working with people of all ages and cultral backgrounds
Cons: limited time with clients-unable to suceed in all goals within timeframe
Every day was different which is great... I love the outdoors and could do this with clients day to day on their different outings and know i get paid for it. I love helping people and this position was especially about helping people...people with more dependancy than most but it was an inspiring challenge. I got on with all my co-workers I was involved – more... with.Especially the clients and their families. When clients got sick or were having health related issues that were out of my control was the major problem with the position but thankfully there weren't many of those days. – less
I t was a great experience and earned a lot of knowledge. The Management was very helpful My co workers were very enthusiastic people The hardest part of the job was Guest complaints frequently and was very happy to solve it,. The most enjoyable part of the job was our Morning briefing and job Training provided by our Chief engineer.