Volunteer In Service To America (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – March 19, 2014
Pros: free lunches, nice people, helped lots of communities
Cons: late meetings
a typical day as a VISTA is on the phone and online trying to get donation to start wonderful programs to help resources low income communities on the poverty levels. My site manager Lucas Cabrera was supper nice, knowledgeable, and thought me so much. The co-workers at VISTA were so nice we always help each other out I really enjoyed working with the – more... other employees at VISTA. – less
Diesel Locomotive Remanufacturing Team Leader (Current Employee), Roanoke, VA – March 15, 2014
Pros: bonus, overtime
Rebuilt diesel locomotive train engines--specifically GE and EMD. Within two years, I became the Engine Shop Team Leader. As the Team Leader, I consistently met Vista’s engine quota each month. In order to meet the monthly quota, I managed inventory, set daily goals for employees. Due to increasing demand, I launched first and second shift, planned, – more... coordinated, and managed each shift’s production. Accepted responsibility for overseeing the locomotive testing and results at third party site. Ability to interpret and maintain documents such as procedure manuals, blueprints, maintenance instructions, schematics and drawings. Significant knowledge of mechanical maintenance. I enjoyed working hard and every challenging task. There was ample overtime available.
Unfortunately, the engine contract was not renewed. The engine shop closed. As a result, I was laid off. I miss Vista. Vista was a good company. – less
Americorp Volunteer Coordinator (Former Employee), Birmingham, AL – October 14, 2013
Pros: the fullfillment of the position.
Cons: the position last for just a certain duration of time.
I enjoyed the diversity of duties in this position and it was one of my most rewarding positions. Working in various communities with people of different backgrounds while trying to implement resident inatitives.
Professional Development in Volunteer Services (Current Employee), Elizabeth City, NC – September 16, 2013
It was a great chance to gain detailed professional experience. I love building new partnerships for the organization and writing grants. Keeping the organization in compliance with State and Federal regulations gave me a great deal of responsibilities and a sense that I was trusted with the organization future.
Customer Service Rep (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – September 11, 2013
Working in customer service has been helpful in learning new techniques to use both while helping customers and in everyday life. For instance, using a smile in my tone of voice and presenting good body language helps show customers and regular people that you are listening and that you do care about the issues at hand.
Typically a VISTA associate works for an assigned firm and once placed you work with whoever the hiring manager deems needs more outside help. Essentially learned the guidelines to working in a small-medium office as well as learning about community initiatives. The best part of the job was knowing that I was helping further a noble cause and the intangible – more... rewards that came from this. – less
Leader (Former Employee), Augusta, GA – February 16, 2013
Pros: community outreach, helping others, is very rewarding.
Cons: annual contractual position and the compensation package is not competitive.
As a United Way-AmeriCorps VISTA Leader (Volunteer-in-Service-to-America) my duties include but are not limited to Mediation and Conflict Resolution-maintain a congenial atmosphere, serve as a third-party arbitrator to resolve subordinates’ work related conflicts. Leaders set an example of leadership for AmeriCorps VISTA members, ensure positive relations, – more... facilitate idea-sharing, and mediate issues with the community, the project, supervisors, and AmeriCorps VISTA members. Most enjoyable part of the job is creating a paperless H.R. management system using Microsoft Access and Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 and applying analytical and strategic problem solving skills. – less
Produce Team Member (Former Employee), Vista Ridge, TX – January 24, 2013
The management at this Target in particular was sub-par. They were not understanding if a person was sick or was injured. My co-workers in other departments were great but in my produce department they were worthless.
I enjoyed my experience as a field worker. The environment was very pleasant. Everyone had one goal in mind and that being a close net family and take care of our customers. We strived hard to keep the cost of insurance a a reasonale and profitable rate.
I am working with HCL infosystems LTD. I am Learning in that company about all kind of computer hardware. The management of the company was very well. My colleagus in company was very helpfull. Travling was most enjoable movment for me when I worked there.