This employment experience was a good start when it came to Grand Rapids. The pay was good for what I did, which involved parking cars around Spectrum Health hospital, and helping customers when needed. The job can be slow-paced some days, and fast-paced on other days. This job does provide you with customer service experience, as you interact with people almost all of the time. The supervisors I worked with were good people, and were willing to hear you out when any issues arise.
However, unless you permanently live in Grand Rapids, I would not recommend this job to a college student away from home. When the holidays came around, I found it very difficult to get time off to go home for Christmas to see my family several hours away. With that being said, the time-off is usually very flexible and I had no problem getting other days off when needed.
The one thing that is somewhat concerning is the fact that you cannot have your phone out on the job. I understand that it portrays a negative image to customers, but in the case of an urgent call, you basically have to use the restroom or go to the break room (which has little to no signal), and will create issues among staff.
Set schedule every week, tips, good pay for the work you do
Short breaks, parking 10 minutes away from workplace, working in the winter