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Hertz – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are

In September of 1918, the pioneer of auto renting, Walter L. Jacobs, at the age of 22, opened a car-rental operation in Chicago. Starting with a dozen Model T Fords, which he repaired and repainted himself, Jacobs expanded his operation to the point where, within five years, the business generated annual revenues of about $1 million. Some 95 years later, Hertz is still leading the industry in creativity, innovation, sustainability and service.

Our Divisions: 


We are proud to be the only true global car rental company, providing quality car rental service for over 95 years.

undefined We are one of the leading providers of the rental and sale of heavy equipment and tools for construction and industrial needs. For more information, please visit www.hertzequip.com.
undefined We sell one-year-old vehicles from our rental fleet to make room for new models. With our low fixed prices, you have the advantage. For more information, visit www.hertzcarsales.com.
undefined We provide professional claim management services for liability exposures; specializing in automobile and general liability claims. For more information, visit www.hcmclaims.com.
undefined Whether moving across town or making extra large deliveries, we're here to help. Hertz has set the standard for quality, reliability and service worldwide. We bring you that same dependability for all your moving needs.
undefined Hertz Lease is able to offer a wide range of operational leasing and fleet management services through its franchise network around Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
undefined Hertz Entertainment Services offers everything you need for your next big film or television production or live event. Take advantage of our full packages along with equipment and vehicle delivery. We offer 24 hour service 7 days a week. For more information please click here.

With Hertz 24/7, it’s easy to rent a car by the hour or day. At any hour. With fuel and insurance included! For more information, please visit Hertz247.com.

We are in your neighborhood, specializing in local car rental at affordable rates. We have hundreds of convenient locations offering the same great services you are used to at the airport.


A completely new way to buy a used car. With Rent2Buy, Hertz is revolutionizing the way people buy cars. We make it easy for you to get a great car, a great price, and a great buying experience.

Visit www.hertzrent2buy.com for details.

undefined Donlen Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hertz, with headquarters in Northbrook, IL, is a global provider of innovative fleet leasing and management solutions for corporate fleets across the U.S. and has approximately 150,000 vehicles under lease and management. Since 1965, Donlen has offered its clients highly personalized and responsive customer service and the Company believes that employee satisfaction leads to customer satisfaction, resulting in continued success for Donlen and its clients. For more information, please visit www.donlen.com.



Dollar Thrifty Group - Through its Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental brands, Dollar Thrifty Group has been serving value-conscious leisure and business travelers since 1950. Dollar Thrifty maintains a strong presence in domestic leisure travel in virtually all of the top U.S. and Canadian airport markets, and derives a significant portion of its revenue from international travelers to the U.S. under contracts with various international tour operators. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 280 corporate locations in the United States and Canada, with approximately 5,800 employees located mainly in North America. In addition to its corporate operations, the Company maintains global service capabilities through an expansive franchise network of approximately 1,300 franchise locations in 82 countries.



Definition of Our Values

Passion - Wanting to win now

Professionalism - Using our skills and expertise effectively and collaborating seamlessly

Respect - Valuing the contributions of each other and our partners

Responsibility - Being accountable for our decisions and actions

Innovation - Using imagination and initiative to drive growth and efficiency

Integrity - Acting ethically, fairly, honestly and transparently

Diversity - Making our differences a competitive advantage

Discipline - Applying processes to set and achieve our goals

Excellence - High quality performance to produce outstanding results

Execution - Following through and delivering on our promises



Providing Smart Mobility rental choices, which are fuel-efficient and use clean, low-emissions technology, is a key focus of our sustainability efforts to reduce environmental impacts, provide customer value and manage our business sustainably.



Drive tomorrow’s cars today. Hertz offers a diverse fleet of EVs, available on three continents. Learn more >



Our all green car class helps conserve fuel costs and reduce driving emissions. Learn more >



From compacts to SUVs, Hertz has one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the car rental industry. Learn more >


HERTZ 24/7

Rent spontaneously and sustainably — hourly, daily and one-way rental access to our greenest fleet is available at more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Learn more >



We’ve installed solar panels at numerous Hertz locations to help reduce our operating costs and promote green technology.Learn more >


Sustainable design and low-impact materials are incorporated into our construction projects to improve the environmental performance of our buildings and reduce resource use.Learn more >



Energy efficiency, recycling and waste reduction are just a few of the key areas we’re focusing our internal sustainability efforts. Learn more >


From our cars to cafeterias, we’re making considerable efforts to conserve resources and minimize use of nonrenewable materials.Learn more >


Hertz is a global company, operating 8,500 locations in 146 countries, but we rely on local talent and communities for the success of our business. This is an obligation we take seriously and we focus our efforts on being a positive corporate community partner everywhere we operate.

Our goal is to enhance communities we serve by giving back through our volunteer and philanthropic programs.


At Hertz, giving back to the communities where we work and live is important. Providing financial and service contributions are small ways we hope to provide a lasting and meaningful contribution to our stakeholders. We are proud sponsors of the United Way©, American Red Cross©, Make-a-Wish Foundation©, National Multiple Sclerosis Society®, Habitat for Humanity© and numerous local organizations.


There is no final destination that represents the end of our Living Journey sustainability efforts. It’s a process of continuous improvement and assessment. We celebrate our successes but recognize that there is always more we can do, and we are constantly looking to improve our processes, engagement, measurement and transparency.

Our goal is to integrate sustainability throughout our business, partnerships and employee programs.

Since 1918, Hertz has had a long-standing tradition of innovation and industry leadership. Hertz Living Journey strategy strives to build on this heritage as we integrate sustainability practices throughout our business operations, provide Smart Mobility choices to customers and manage our environment impacts through efficiency and technology improvements.

Our business has grown thanks to people who like people, and flourished because of the teamwork of employees who put pleasing the customer first and who take special pride in doing a job exceptionally well.

Our employees join us for a number of reasons. But no matter how different their backgrounds or diverse their duties, all face the new challenges of a fast-paced, demanding business. Those who best meet these challenges are the champions of our team and find a rewarding career where no two days are alike.

As a Hertz employee, you are eligible to participate in the Hertz Custom Benefits Program, which gives you an annual allowance of benefit dollars to buy the flexible benefits you need and includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Eligibility varies, depending on your employment status. We also have some additional programs that employees can participate in:

  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Sick Days
  • Retirement Plan
  • Income Savings Plan
  • U.S. Savings Bonds
  • Employee Discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement

All plans are subject to changes at the discretion of the company.

Hertz Reviews

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    Love the environment, the people I work with but, disappointed with salary and no cars.

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    Current Employee - Sales and Service Associate
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Associate

    I have been working at Hertz full-time (more than a year)


    The training is amazing, and very structured. The sales are fun and the bonuses are nice as long as you are selling and bring in a lot of revenue. The people you work with and the environment in the office is great. I have my AM and GM in my office and they are amazing. They are the kind of bosses that you can come to and discuss anything, whether its work related or personal and it's even more motivating to have them in the office with you!


    Short staffed, low pay, super long hours, never any cars therefore you are getting screamed at by customers which takes a toll on your emotions. The company will let you book reservations even when cars aren't available, you aren't allowed to say no.

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Hertz Interviews

Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015

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    Branch Manager Trainee Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hertz.

    Interview Details

    I made sure to fill out the application AND cover letter thoroughly. I was contacted by corporate (Hertz corp) human resources woman who had me on the phone for a good 30 minutes or so. She asked me questions and then broke down the pay scale, benefits, and room for advancement. She also told me she went through the training program herself and after becoming a branch manager she had the ability to shift into different routes and decided to go into corporate and into HR making "pretty good money". I then received e-mails and had to take a personality as well as an IQ test (analogy, math, etc) it as timed and you must do well on them. I passed. She then set me up (within 3 days) to interview with a area manager (1 up above a branch manager) ... I went in for the interview which was straight forward, no strange or hard questions. I went in confident and spoke to him as I would sit and try to speak to a friend or family member, however I kept it very professional. I also wore a suit with a tie and brought resumes and showed up 15 minutes early. Needless to say I was told within a week I would hear back and within a week I received a call and a e-mail asking if I was still interested in the position. I returned the e-mail and the call and said I was, and within 24 hours I was told I landed the position as long as I passed the credit check, drivers license record, background check, drug test, employment, and everything else under the sun. I am waiting to hear back from them all (5-7 days again) and then I will have to give my current employer my 2 weeks notice in order to start for hertz. Just a heads up, if you do get an offer, you have 24 hours exactly to take a drug test or they will retract their offer. Starting pay for myself will be 12.50/hr + comm + bonus which will increase in 3 months to 15/hr + higher comm + higher bonus. Between 8 months-1.5 years it again goes up to salary - 40k + comm + bonus + free company car + free gas + free insurance. 4 weeks vacation, dental, vision, medical, life ins, 401k etc. From what I read I hear that commission depending on location is 5-7k and bonus is 1-3k. so salary will be around 50-55k before taxes... But factor in a free company car, free gas, and free insurance and it doesn't seem too bad. Also places have different hours, my location is a mon-fri 8-5 with a saturday half day (9-1) however I believe as a manager you work the occasional saturday or 2 saturdays a month. I hope this helps anyone who is considering the job. BTW, at the 6 month mark (where you will become an assistant manager) salary is between 30-34k, commission and bonus will increase that to what I am reading to be 43-47k before taxes. Not TOO bad considering at 12-16 months total salary will increase to what I said above (around 50-55k, car, gas, ins, etc) Good luck everyone. I will update in the future with how I like the job and the pay scale, hours, etc. Oh one last thing. Everyone keeps saying long long long hours. Well, you DO GET TIME AND A HALF. I will gladly work over time to make time and a half.

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    • I came into a store and wanted to buy a womans purse, sell me a purse while I talk on my cell phone and give you an attitude like I am not interested in what you have to say, yet have absolutely no idea what I want to buy or what is best for me.   View Answer
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    No negation. Was told prior what the pay would be, so I knew already. If it is not specified, ASK. 1-3 months $12.50/hr + comm + bonus ... after 3 months 15hr + higher comm + higher bonus ... after 6-8 months (assistant manager) 30k + higher comm + higher bonus (around 43-47k before taxes) ... 8-1.5 years (branch manager) 40k + higher comm + higher bonus - 47-55k (before taxes) + free car, free gas, free insurance. 60 days to receive full benefits. 4 weeks vaca, dental, vision, medical, life insurance, 401k, paid sick, paid personal days.
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Hertz Awards & Accolades

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Learning! 100 Award, Elearning! Media Group, 2013
Best Overall Car Rental Company, Zagat U.S Rental Car Survey, 2013
Top Employer, Diversity Employers Magazine, 2013
Select 50 Diversity Employers of Choice, Diversity Employers Magazine, 2013
Fit Friendly Company (Gold Level), American Heart Association, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.hertz.com
Headquarters Naples, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1918
Type Company - Public (HTZ)
Industry Travel & Tourism
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

The Hertz Corporation operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand.

Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have... More

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