Advantage Rent A Car Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
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  1. I meet people from all over the world ...good bonus

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    Current Employee - Customer Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Advantage Rent A Car full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    the commission I make by working extremely hard

    Cons

    management is very hard to work with, very unprofessional, unethical, lazy and not motivating to employees
    a lot of verbal abuse

    Advice to Management

    positive comments once in awhile can go a long way for the employees that work 30 times harder than you do.

  2. A great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantage Rent A Car

    Pros

    Its growing great opportunity and place to work

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  3. Clustermuck!!!

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    Former Employee - CSA in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - CSA in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The commission I made because I hustled the hell outta people!

    Cons

    Unstable company, bought & sold 3 times since I was there for 14 months. New owners are an investment company, and don't know anything about running a rental car company. HR terminated me because they said I violated a company policy by renting a car to someone I knew. But NO ONE COULD SHOW ME THIS POLICY. NOR DID I SIGN ANYTHING ACKNOWLEDGING A POLICY AS SUCH. City Mgr told me to rent anyone a car if they had a valid DL and credit card in their name. They did not respond or deny my unemployment claim because they knew they wrongfully terminated me. Btw, I worked 50+ hrs a week, never a weekend off or approved requested time off, and no raise in over a year.

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  5. Rampant drug use by employees, unethical company, terrible pay and hours

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Arlington, VA

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

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

    Pros

    McDonald's was right next door for a quick lunch

    Cons

    As soon as I started making commissions at the highest payout level, they upped the requirements to maintain that level of pay. This was done with no advance notice and often. Turnover was a real problem and the customers expect to be treated like crap so they are mostly rude and defensive. You need to leave your ethics at home with this job if you expect to make any money as you need to lie to the customers to get them to buy insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees, treat them with more respect and have some flexibility when they need time off for issues such as daycare or school schedules.

  6. okay company bad timing

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    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate in Manchester, NH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible scheduale
    meeting different people
    airport
    Company had great goals and great cars great atmoshpere and very busy and great work environment.

    Cons

    since i was doing so good in sales they increase my commission yield where i could not get to much commission.
    bad management structure.
    Upper management were awful and cause the company to file bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    you should check managers or employees doing drugs. Big drug environment

  7. Hopeful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  8. 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 Management

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

  9. Learned a lot. Didn't make any money.

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    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Associate

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Large, poorly run company, decent pay.

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    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 (less than a year)

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

    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.

  11. A new, yet old, car rental company

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    Former Employee - Customer Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Sales Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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