AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
July 23, 2018

CATEGORIES:
Company Culture,
On the Job

READING TIME:
2 minutes

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The Boots on the Ground: Software Installation

AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
July 23, 2018

CATEGORIES:
Company Culture,
On the Job

READING TIME:
2 minutes

This blog was written by a member of our software installation team, Alex. She has been part of the Reynolds and Reynolds family for a year and a half, and her hobbies include hiking, reading, and volunteering. Alex wanted to give readers an inside look at what the life of a software installation team member entails, and the opportunities she has in her role.

The Software Implementation Department, aka “SIN,” is a team of skilled men and women who travel to dealerships across the country. We train dealership personnel how to effectively use our software. Split into two teams, our Variable Operations team trains the finance and sales departments, while Fixed Operations trains service and parts. I like to think of us as the boots on the ground for Reynolds and Reynolds. It is important for us to be professional, but also know when and how to advise different types of people.

Our physical location changes on a weekly basis, but our minds and charisma must stay sound and focused. We always have to be ready to provide dealerships with exceptional training that demonstrates why Reynolds is a world-class automotive software company.

The SIN trainers I have worked with have become more than co-workers, but good friends. My supervisor and manager are both constructive and understanding. My time in the office, despite knowing a select few in other departments, is filled with smiles and cheerfulness everywhere I turn. Other perks I enjoy working out of the Dayton office include the workout facility, free exercise classes, the after work leagues that facilitate intermingling and recreation, access to doctors on-site at the Roadside Clinic, and the abundance of free coffee.

My favorite part of this job has to be meeting new people. The array of personalities, cultures, and stories you hear make the job invigorating and refreshing. Other highlights include being an ardent taste tester with the different foods you get to try, landmarks and history you get to see, and, being an avid hiker, I treasure witnessing the Earth’s creations across the country.

Being in the SIN department and consistently traveling makes it rather tricky to make new friends at work. The Reynolds Associate Foundation has helped me build relationships with coworkers inside and outside of my department. The foundation conducts fundraisers and organizes volunteer activities, which I find myself participating in as much as I am able to. Building homes for Habitat for Humanity in Reynolds’ parking lot, judging the 7th Hole Shoot Out at the company golf outing, and cleaning up the Miami Valley River for Adopt-a-Park are a few of the ways I’ve made friends at the Dayton location.

I would recommend this position to those who are eager to travel, enjoy meeting new people, and like exploring new places. Due to technology always changing, this job offers continuous learning and challenges your critical thinking skills. If an office job doesn’t sound appealing, we are always looking for more boots on the ground.

 

To apply for a software installation position, submit your resume to apply@reyrey.com.


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