Dollar Thrifty Automotive

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
99 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not all bad, but a lot of areas need work to make it great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Lot Attendant in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only thing I can think of as being great are the benefits (since the Hertz merger)
    Double time pay for working a holiday (full time employees only)
    Promotes within often.

    Cons

    Starting pay is too low for all positions. You are expected to perform above and beyond but for little pay and almost no recognition. It took me almost 3 years to get up to $10/hr from my starting pay of $8.25. Some of that was requested and gratefully given. My advice to people starting at this company is don't show them all of what you are capable of, they will take advantage of it. Most of the time there is no consideration in scheduling for an equal balance of work and home life. If you are a student or single mom be prepared to miss classes and spending time with your kids and spending most of your pay on daycare. Most positions will pay about $9/hr, most daycares charge about $25-$30/day so take your daily pay minus daycare and taxes, you're probably earning about $25/day. Managers get a free car and free gas and a nice salary but then don't understand when an employee is having a rough time financially.
    Customers can be very rude and degrading, so be prepared to be yelled at or threatened.
    Huge separation between the rental agents, management and the people who are working outside.
    New employees almost always get stuck doing all night shifts to start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate what is going on with the employees daily. Listen to the employees and learn to be a little sympathetic to what their personal situation is when it affects work scheduling. Don't be a jerk! Managers of any level are no better than their lowest paid employee, but I think most of them forget that without the people under them, they are nothing. Don't be two faced either. Respect is given when it is earned, you don't just get it because you have a fancy title. Only the brown noser's will do that.
    Thank the employees at the end of their shift and compliment. Too much criticism not enough compliments. People will strive to do even better if they know they are doing well, and feel like what they do matters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to learn about the corporate field!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Every day I learned something in the corporate field.

    Cons

    Work-life balance and no opportunity growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create job growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Car benefits are great if you're in management.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales targets in some locations. Company very profitable but doesn't share with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share corporate success with frontline employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced environment where you come across all walks of life. The folks who work there are great and maintain a great team environment

    Cons

    They expect you to multitask as they shave off payroll as much as possible to reduce expenses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wear many hats

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Tenure of employees, systems in place

    Cons

    Morale of Employees, Unnecessary sales pressure, Unsatisfied customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and empower employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    working with Dollar Thrifty was very stressfull.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    meet alot off diffrent people

    Cons

    push sale the wrong way on customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try treat all employee the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Meeting interesting people was the best part of the job.

    Former Employee - Shuttle Bus Driver  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shuttle Bus Driver in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The busses were nice to drive.

    Cons

    The traffic was bad during the day.

  9.  

    Advantage Porter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advantage Car Porter  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Advantage Car Porter in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with the public, running inside and out, moving all day long.

    Cons

    The pay was not great for this position. Starting out with not bonuses or incentive to work harder to get Customer ready and out the gate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would try to make this process more automative to allow for the

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Previously a great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Definitely, the people are the best. I loved going to work every day to be with my work family.

    Cons

    Most recently, the Hertz merger caused job insecurity. Headquarters moved to Florida and employees are not confident of the longevity of the Tulsa offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to not judge a person by one mistake. While it wasn't me, I am aware of specific targeting of employees. Not ALL management is like this though!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ever changing environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I've been with DTAG for close to 11 years, starte d out with a franchise, moved to DTAG through a buyout & am now going through one after being acquired by Hertz. Job is fairly easy/challenging and the pay used to seem pretty decent for what we were expected to do. Plus when you figure in the car & gas.

    Cons

    Pay hasn't really improved (salary or bonus) in the 2 or 3 years, despite rising stock prices & profits. Upper management on a national level doesn't always seem to know what's going on at locations. Cars are kept too long, yet they still expect great customer service when we have to push options the customer doesn't want and send them out in old cars they don't want. The

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees, do that & we'll continue to take care of you & stock holders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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