Advantage Rent A Car Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
13 Reviews

2.6
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hopeful

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

    I have been working at Advantage Rent A Car full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I still believe in the senior management of Advantage. They are the reason why the company is still in existence and should be given latitude to finish the turnaround.

    Cons

    Raises have happened occasionally but not for all of us. Since the size of the company is so small, health care costs are very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep morale up, find a way to give something to all employees. They're working as hard as you are and would appreciate your appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    now you see it and now you don't

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantage Rent A Car

    Pros

    open door policy.
    corporate will always listen.

    Cons

    store managers can be inexperience and really don't know how to motivate people.
    They are more like robots and just follow the rules.
    The management works long hours and makes very little money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for better ways to motivate your staff...Train your manager....just don't promote them.

  3.  

    Learned a lot. Didn't make any money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate

    I worked at Advantage Rent A Car full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to meet people from all walks of life. I was able to learn the inner working of an industry that is utilized by many.

    Cons

    The counter was so short staffed at times that the customers would get frustrated and leave. A couple of the managers wouldn't come help until the customers got irrate. The only way to make money was to force sales of insurance within a very short window of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be available to your agents. You never know when they may need management. The pay is a joke. Pay a higher base. Your employees may not feel so desparate.

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

    Large, poorly run company, decent pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate  in  North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate in North Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Advantage Rent A Car full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay is decent, far above minimum wage. You have the opportunity to make bonus each month based on the amount of coverage you sell.

    Cons

    You have the opportunity to make commission based on the amount of coverage you sell each month, however, their system is corrupt. You may not sell coverage to each customer, therefore the amount of customers you help in one day effects your "yield" or your opportunity to make bonus. Because the other employees have figured out how to manipulate this system they speak slowly and essentially draw out the customer's experience to a ridiculous point so they are helping as little as 8-10 customers a day. The management and "higher ups" see nothing wrong with this behavior as it is helping their statistics. Employees also use scare tactics to ensure customers purchase additional coverage i.e. "if the vehicle is damaged in any way you are 100% financially responsible and your insurance probably does not cover rental vehicles." It may not be this way everywhere. I had the opportunity to work in multiple locations and I found the same behavior in each separate location. Management does not care about the well-being of employees, just the statistics and the sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A new, yet old, car rental company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Manager

    I worked at Advantage Rent A Car full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Freedom to manage as you needed to, in order to get results.

    Cons

    The decisions made by upper management costed many locations to be closed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay just as much attention to detail in managing the return process as you do the frontline sales process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advantage Rent A Car equals no future

    Former Employee - Customer Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Advantage Rent A Car full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is no pros for this company no growth

    Cons

    terrible company; terrible pay; treats employees horribly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a heavy sales environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counter Sales Agent  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Counter Sales Agent in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Advantage Rent A Car full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Better pay than I could get elsewhere at the time

    Cons

    Encouraged to sell sell sell with little regard for the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look fer repeat business instead of the quick sale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Return/Dispatch/Sales Agent  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Return/Dispatch/Sales Agent in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Advantage Rent A Car full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I've met some great people where I work.

    Cons

    The departments don't communicate very well to each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs better communication amongst all departments; it also needs to try to keep all employees within the loop as to what is going on with the company and its updates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fast pace with a lot of hard work with little benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - City Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - City Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Advantage Rent A Car full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good commissions, open 24 hours flexible schedule to those that could sell.

    Cons

    Long days and the long lines with customer never ends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pace the business or hire more staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rental Car is a tough Industry to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at Advantage Rent A Car

    Pros

    Good salary, and free to and from work car and gas.

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of help from supervisor when necessary, lack of control yet expectations to perform off same criteria. Very difficult customers, very draining, sales associates paid very little for what they do so high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay sales agents more, offer true sense of managers performance and use incentives to pay based on results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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