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Employment Recommendation Report StephanieBeyer

EmploymentRecommendationReport: English320:Unit2

By:StephanieBeyer October10,2010 II

ExecutiveSummary KevinNiccumaBusinessAdministrationstudentatNorthDakotaState Universityhaspickedthreecareersthathefeelsheissuitedforaftercollege.They arePolarisIndustriesinMedina,MN,AssetAcceptanceinDetroit,MI,andBlueEagle EnterprisesinMinneapolis,MN.Aftermanyinterviews,aquestionnaire,and personalresearchIhaveidentified,basedonsomecriteria,thebestjobfitforKevin. ThecriteriaIusedfallintwodifferentcategories,jobcriteriaandlocationcriteria. Thethreejobcriteriawereasmallcompanysize,positiveemployeefeedback,anda goodmissionstatement.Thethreelocationcriteriawere,locatednearalake,asmall town,andasafetowntoraiseafamilyin.Ofallthesecriteriatheresultsareas follows. SmallCompanySize:Assetacceptancewinsforthesmallcompanysize.Althoughit isabove1000itisstillsmallerthenPolarisIndustries. PositiveEmployeeFeedback:IamgoingtohavetosaythatPolarisIndustrieswins forthePositiveEmployeeFeedbackbecausetheywereratedhigherthenAsset Acceptance. GoodMissionStatement:PolarisIndustrieshasabettermissionstatement.Itis morecustomerorientedthenAssetAcceptance. LocatedNearaLake:Minneapolis,MNhasthemostlakeslocatedinitsarea.Ithave over16lakes6ofwhicharepartoftheChainofLakes. SmallTown:Medina,MNhasthesmallestpopulationofjustover4,000peopleinits townalthoughitislocatednearmajortownsandcitiesinMinnesota. SafeArea:Medina,MNhasthelowestcrimeriskoutofallthreeoftheareasmaking itthesafestareatoraiseafamilyin. Overallbasedonthese6criteriaIhavedecidedthatPolarisIndustriesisthe bestjobforKevintotake.Ithasthemostpositiveemployeefeedback,ithasthebest missionstatement,itislocatedinthesmallesttownandisinthesafestarea.Italso haslakeslocatednearitalthoughitdidnotwinforlocatednearthemostlakes.

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TableofContents ExecutiveSummary.III ListofFigures...V Introduction...1 JobOpportunities...3 Criteria..3 Jobs..3 AssetAcceptance.3 BlueEagleEnterprises.5 Polaris5

Locations..6 Detroit6 Minneapolis/St.Paul.8 Medina....12

Conclusion14 Recommendation.14 WorksCited.16

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ListofFiguresFigure1:MapofDetroit,MIandLakeSt.Clair.6 Figure2:Detroit,MICrimeRiskvs.UnitedStates..7 Figure3:Detroit,MICrimeRiskvs.UnitedStates..8 Figure4:ListofMinneapolisLakes.8 Figure5:ChainofLakesMap..9 Figure6:Minneapolis,MNCrimeRiskvs.UnitedStates.10 Figure7:Minneapolis,MNCrimeRiskvs.UnitedStates.....11 Figure8:Minneapolis,MNvs.Detroit,MICrimeRisk..12 Figure9:MapofMedinaMinnesotaandSurroundingLakes...12 Figure10:Medina,MNCrimeRate...13

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Introduction FortheEnglish320Unit2projectwewereassignedtowriteanemployment recommendationreportthatwouldassistourpartnerinchoosingbetweenthree differentjobsthattheywereinterestedinandfeltqualifiedforoncegraduating fromNorthDakotaStateUniversity.Iwasassignedtocreatethisrecommendation reportforyouNiccum,ajuniormajoringinBusinessAdministration.Through multipleinterviews,aquestionnaire,andsomepersonalresearchIwasabletocome upwiththeinformationprovidedinthisreport. AfterthefirstinterviewwithKevin,itwascleartomethathisgreatest

interestinlifeatthemomentwasbeingintheoutdoors.Helovesfishing, snowmobiling,fourwheeling,dirtbiking,andanythingelsethatrequireshimtobe outside.Hisfavoriteplacetobeisbythelake,whichiswhyheworksatLord FletchersonthedockslocatedonLakeMinnetonka. Kevinstatedthathisidealjobwouldbetoworkforacompanywherehehad

theopportunitytotestprototypessuchassnowmobiles,andotherpowersport vehiclesofthesort.Hisidealcompanysizewouldbeamediumtosmallcompany, becausehefeelsthatalargercompanywouldfeeloverwhelmingandwithasmall companyhewouldbeabletocreateamorepersonalconnectionwithhisco workers. Kevinsmainprioritywhenlookingatjobsisthefactthathewouldenjoy

whatheisdoing.Wagescamelastonhislist.Hewantstoworkforacompanythat hasagoodtrackrecordandisstayingoutoffinancialandlegaltroubles.Kevin

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wouldprefertohaveajobthatisnotabehindthedeskjoballofthetime.Healso doesnotmindhavingtodoworktravelatthemomentbutwhenhestartsmakinga familyhewouldprefertostayasclosetohomeaspossible. LocationisalsonotanissueforKevin,aslongashecanbeclosetothelake.

HestatedthatlivinginNorthDakotawasdifficultforhimbecauseofthelackof lakesinthearea.HegrewupinMoundMinnesota,anareasurroundedbylakes. KevinNiccumisahighlymotivatedindividualwholikestogethisworkdone assoonashecan.Hedoesnotliketoprocrastinateandfindsitdifficulttoliveor workwithpeoplewhoinhibithisabilitytoworkhard. 2

JobOpportunitiesCriteriaAfterconductinganinterviewwithyouandhavingyoucompleteaquestionnaireI havecreatedalistofcriteriafortheworkplaceandforyourlocation. Job: CompanySize GoodEmployeeFeedback PositiveCompanyMission

Location: Locatednearlakes SmallerCommunity LowCrimeRate

JobsAssetAcceptanceDetroit,Michigan Assetacceptanceisapubliclyownedcompanythatcollects defaulted and

charged-off accounts receivable portfolios from credit companies. The position that you applied for is the Data Administration Team Lead. According to the job posting on careerbuilder.com, the Team Lead isresponsibleforpartneringwiththeManagerof ApplicationandDataSupporttoensurethatalldataadministrationandSQL databaserequirementsaremet.Thispositionisalsoresponsibleforactingas

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technicalleadandmentorforateamofdatabaseadministrators,ETLandSQL programmers.In2006AssetAcceptancehadrevenueof$254mil. CompanySize: Assetacceptancehasabout1,701fulltimeemployeesworkingattheir

company. GoodEmployeeFeedback AccordingtoGlassdoor.comemployeesatisfactionwasrateda3.7outof5.0.

Employeessaidthatthecompanyhadagoodstartinglevelofpay,goodrecognition forhardwork,andgreatcamaraderiebetweenemployees.Theyalsosaidthatthe workenvironmentwasveryrelaxedandupbeat.Thedownsidetothecompany, employeessaid,itwasastressfullineofworkbecauseyouaretryingtocollect moneyfrompeoplewhofaultedontheircreditcardsorloans. CompanysMission Themissionstatementforassetacceptanceisreturningvaluetoourcredit

driveneconomy.Soifyouareapeoplepersonthiscompanysmissiondoesnotline upwithhelpingtheircustomers. BlueEagleEnterprisesMinneapolis/St.Paul,Minnesota BlueEagleEnterprisesisapromotionalmarketingcompany.Thiscompany

doesnotofferalotofinformationaboutthemselves,whichmadeitverydifficultto lookupinformation

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CompanySize Iwasunabletolookupthecompanyssize.

GoodEmployeeFeedback BlueEagleEnterprisesissaidtobeagoodplacetogetyourfootinthedoor.

Itisagreatexperiencebuilder,andhasalotofdifferententrylevelpositions.Blue Eagleisnotacubicletypejob. CompanysMission Iwasunabletolocatethecompanysmission.

PolarisIndustriesMedina,Minnesota CompanySize PolarisIndustrieshasabout3,000fulltimeemployeesworkingattheir company,whichiskindofahighernumber.But,PolarisIndustriesalsohasalotof differentlocations. GoodEmployeeFeedback PolarisIndustrieswasrateda3.9overalloutof5.0oncareerbliss.comwhich

isawebsitewhereemployeescanratetheircompany.Manypeoplesaidthatthey likedtheenvironmentoftheirworkplace,andthattheyhadgreatcareer advancements.Majorityofthepeoplesaidthatitwasjustanoverallgreatplaceto work.

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CompanysMission PolarisIndustriesmissionstatementis,Understandtheridingexperience.

Livetheridingexperience.Worktomakeitbetter.Theirmissionstatementgoesto showthattheywanttounderstandallaspectsoftheirproductandworktomakeit thebestitcanbe.

LocationsDetroit,Michigan Locatednearalake DetroitMichiganislocated ontheborderofamajorlake, LakeSt.Clair.LakeSt.Clairis connectedtotwoofthegreat lakes,LakeHuron(tothenorth) andLakeErie(tothesouth),by theSt.ClairRiver.Thislakeis greatforfishingWalleye,Muskie, NorthernPike,Bass,Bluegill, Sturgeon,Salmon,Trout,and Steelhead.Thelakeisabout430squaremilesandhasanaveragedepthof11feet throughoutthelake.Figure1showsamapofDetroitlocatedinthebottomleft cornerandlakeSt.Clair.

Figure1MapofDetroit,MichiganandLakeSt.Clair

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Smallcommunitysize Detroit,MichiganisthelargestcityinMichiganwithapopulationofaround 871,121 peopleaccordingtothe2006censuspostedbytheU.S.CensusBureau.The populationoftheStateofMichiganis10,095,643accordingtotheU.SCensus Bureau2006.AlthoughDetroit,Michigandoesnotfallinthesmallcommunitysize thereareplentyofsuburbslocatedaroundDetroit,suchasHighlandPark,Michigan withapopulationestimatedtobe14,153.HighlandParkislocatedabout11min. northofDetroit. Safe communityto raiseafamily Figure2

andFigure3 showsDetroits crimeratevs.the UnitedStates averagecrime rate.Personal crimerisk representsrape, murder,assault,androbbery.Propertycrimeriskrepresentsburglary,larceny,and motorvehicletheft.Figure2Detroit,MICrimeRiskvs.UnitedStates

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Figure3Detroit,MICrimeRiskvs.UnitedStates

Crime Statistics Detroit, MI Michigan United States Personal Crime Risk 468 113 100 Murder Risk 774 114 100 Rape Risk 369 168 100 Robbery Risk 565 86 100 Assault Risk 281 120 100 Property Crime Risk 333 93 100 Burglary Risk 273 96 100 Larceny Risk 150 88 100 Motor Vehicle Theft Risk 685 123 100 Total Crime Risk 369 95 100 ClearlyDetroithasamuchhighercrimeriskthenMichigansaverageandtheUnited Statesaverage.Iwouldnotrecommendraisingafamilyinthisareabasedonthe crimerate. Minneapolis,Minnesota Locatednearalake ThenameMinneapolisactuallymeanscityoflakes.Sixteenlakesarelocated intheMinneapolisarea.Figure4showsalistofallthelakes.Figure4

Birch Pond Brownie Lake Lake Calhoun

Lake Nokomis Meadowbrook Lake Powderhorn Lake

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Cedar Lake Lake Harriet Lake Hiawatha Lake of the Isles Loring Pond

Ryan Lake Spring Lake Sweeney Lake Twin Lake Wirth Lake

6ofthese16lakesarepartoftheMinneapolis chainoflakes,whichis located2andahalf milessouthwestof downtown Minneapolis.Figure 5showsamapof theselakes.

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Smallcommunitysize Minneapolis,thecapitalofMinnesota,hasapopulat

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