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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Enterprise Management Trainee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Plattsburgh, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Interview Details – Made me drive about 6 hours all together for two of the four interviews. One included a $15 ferry. Last interview was very unorganized, they didn't know I didn't have much sales experience and didn't like that but all the other three interviewers knew this and passed me on. Drove two and a half hours away from the area where I was interviewing for in a snow storm for the last interview and they were late! They didn't know who I interviewed with. Were very rude and mean. WORST company I have ever interviewed with.

Interview Question – Prove to me now that you are great at sales.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in May 2011.

Interview Details – I was invited for an on-campus interview after submitting my resume to Baruch College's Career Development Center. Interviewees were required to complete an online form that I wasn't able to before the interview, so the nice recruiter lady gave me her business card and told me we would schedule a phone interview once the online profile was completed. At the time I was ill-prepared to answer common interview questions, and I'm sure the lack of practice was obvious to the interviewer. Plus the fact that I ran out of breath because I was pacing back and forth during the phone interview was probably not the best impression from someone applying for a managerial role.

Interview Question – What are the top three qualities you think every leader should possess?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Interview Details – First there is a phone interview, which is then followed by three in person interviews

Interview Question – What is something that your previous manger would say you need to work on?   Answer Question

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Management Trainee At Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Little Rock, AR

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in October 2012.

Interview Details – I had two employee referrals with this company.It is good to have atleast one if you actually want to get an interview. I receive a phone interview about two days after I submitted the online resume. The phone interview is very basic and is just making sure you meet the qualifications ( willing to work 50+ hours,accept $31,500 salary,and etc). Then the next interview is with the recruiter in person. My recruiter went over the basic questions and asked about my resume.It lasted maybe 20 minutes and he stated he would contact me with information for my 2nd interview. You will receive all of the information in an e-mail.It will go over the location,and key people you will need to meet with at the Enterprise Rent A Car Location. When you get to the location you will start the "observation " phase of the interview.You pretty much follow a worker around and watch them perform their job for like an hour. This person will have an impact on if you get hired or not . So make sure to be nice to them and ask plenty of questions. The area manager will come and get you for the interview with just them. She asked about items on my resume. Then asked "what was the worst day at work I had ever had","why should we hire you", and that was about it. I receive an e-mail a week later stating they could not hire me because of the answers I provided them with in the interview. I was honest,have never been in any legal trouble,and had the perfect answers to all the questions. My referrals even told me the best way to answer the questions.I found out from one of my referrals that the reason I did not get hired was because I did not seem very excited to be their and I did not smile enough..

Interview Question – None really "What was your worse day at work like" , "why should we hire you"   View Answer

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Enterprise Rent A Car Management Trainee Interview

Enterprise Rent A Car Management Trainee
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in July 2011.

Interview Details – I was called for an interview, the interviewer had a busy schedule and I felt a little rushed to answer the questions quickly rather than have a second to think over my response.

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Enterprise Rent A Car Management Trainee Interview

Enterprise Rent A Car Management Trainee
Fairfield, CT

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in July 2011.

Interview Details – Just want to say make sure you make a list of all the questions people listed here and be ready to have examples. Furthermore, be prepared to be interrupted while giving examples and be prompted to do on the go role playing.

I have my last and 3rd in person interview tomorrow with the regional vice president. I am preparing to talk about my career aspirations and prove to them I am serious about joining Enterprise and specifically why.

First time in my life have interviewers easily believed me that I am hard working and dedicated. The real challenge is proving to them I can think on my toes and respond under pressure. Lastly, don't say anything that can be taken negatively. You can't show them that you have ever thought twice about doing anything in life. You can't show them that you aren't an aggressive sales person. They will take simple examples you give and turn them against you. So be prepared!

Have at least 3 examples for all the major questions listed on this website. Have a solid reason for joining enterprise. Make sure you wear a suit to the interview and take a deep breath and be confident. The reason they are testing you so hard is because the interview process is equivalent to training. They know you are fresh out of college with limited work experience and they want to see if you have it in you to analyze your experiences and figure out your flaws and improve them.

Interview Question – How was college? Would you have done anything differently?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Enterprise Rent A Car Management Trainee
Columbus, OH

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in June 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online and received a call from a recruiter the next day. The initial interview was held over the phone with the area recruiter. She asked several questions about my background and resume, and asked why I was interested in the position at Enterprise.

The next week I was invited in for a one on one interview with the same recruiter. She asked several behavioral questions and inquired about my sales abilities and experience. I have little sales experience (at least no directly measurable experience) so I did my best to exaggerate my abilities. Overall, the recruiter was cheerful, genuinely interested, albeit incredibly robotic.

After my face-to-face interview I did not hear back from the recruiter for several days, so I called her to figure out where I stood in the interview process. She apologized for not getting back to me and told me that she wanted to set up another interview, this time at a local branch. This interview lasted roughly 3 hours and consisted of a period of observation and two interviews; one with the area manager and the other with the branch manager. I interviewed with the area manager first. He was very nice, was genuinely interested in my responses and asked almost the exact same questions as the recruiter during the previous interview. Then, I met with the area manager. He was not as easy-going and friendly as the area manager, but was still a good guy. He asked the exact same questions as the area manager. Overall, I left the interview thinking that I had the job already.

A few days later, I got an impersonal email from the original recruiter stating that I had not been selected for the position. After responding to her and the branch manager, I was told that I hadn't shown enough desire to succeed in a sales environment. The branch manager ultimately made the call and after thinking back about my time with him, I now realize how much he emphasized a need to succeed and compete.

Having said that, I would suggest EMPHASIZING YOUR DESIRE TO SUCCEED IN SALES, as well as PROVING YOUR SALES ABILITIES in you already have sales experience. I did the best I could to prove that I'm a customer-focused, generally intelligent person, but they didn't want me because I don't have sales experience.

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  • What was your most satisfying sale?   View Answer
  • How have you turned a bad situation into a good one?   View Answer

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Enterprise Rent A Car Management Trainee
Ithaca, NY

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in April 2011.

Interview Details – interview questions
asked if had any sales experience
why you would be a good fit for this position
how competitive are you one a scale of 1-10
asked for a specific time you failed at something
asked for a specific time you sold someone on an idea or product
also wanted to get to know you asking about your interests

Interview Question – specific example of when you went above and beyond for a customer   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – low pay for a college educated individual 12/hr

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Enterprise Rent A Car Management Trainee
Baton Rouge, LA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in May 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process if done in 4 parts.
1) First w/ the local HR Recruiting Specialist. It's just a set of general questions to go over your application and verify some information.

2) Branch Observation: The application is sent to a local branch on a regular busy day to observe employees and customers and their interaction. The applicant has a set of questions to ask the management staff. Before the applicant leaves, he or she sits down w/ the Rental Branch Manager for a more detailed Q &A session.

3) Third interview w/ Area Manger. This is the person in charge of running several locations w/in a specific region. Behavioral questions are asked and expected answers are supposed to be answered w/ the S.T.A.R approach.

4) Final interview w/ Group Rental Manager. This person is the manager of all locations in the city/group. He or she will asked more behavioral questions and do a break down of the salary.

Interview Questions

  • What was your most difficult sale/customer, and how did you approach the situation?   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time when you had to go above and beyond your job duties in order to please a customer or turn a bad situation into a good one.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – SALARY IS NOT NEGOTIABLE.

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Enterprise Rent A Car Management Trainee
Columbia, SC

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in March 2009.

Interview Details – First you will need to pass a phone interview. After you pass the phone interview you will be invited to visit a local branch in the surrounding area. During the branch visit you will meet with the branch manager who will explain and show you the day to day operations of the branch. If the branch manager gets a good feel from you he will recommend you for an interview with the area manager. During the interview with the area manager you will need to focus on customer service and sales. Most of the questions will be behavioral questions. He may hire you after the interview of pass you for a final interview with the regional manger.

Interview Question – Tell me a time where you had to change someone's perspective who was angry with you.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Salary is not negotiated.

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