Dollar Thrifty Automotive

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Reviews in Tulsa, OK

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
110 Reviews
2.6
110 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • was family oriented, friendly people, good benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • If you can meet your goals there is good money to be made, good people for co-workers (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The merger is causing alot more customer service issues (in 5 reviews)

  • Most recently, the Hertz merger caused job insecurity (in 3 reviews)

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    DTAG IT

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    Former Employee - Director, IT in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Director, IT in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    IT management was solid with a good strategic plan

    Cons

    Terrible outsourcing policies. They laid off their whole internal IT staff and vended the work out. When the plan didn't work they trickled the work back in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing strategies are unrealistic.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work. People are nice. Workload is very reasonable.

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Accountant in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good. Managers understand and don't give flack when you need the time off, even on short notice. Benefits package is about average for the area.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are time constraints, but they can be planned around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for in the 1990's when Don Himelfarb was CEO

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    Former Employee - Financial Planning in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Financial Planning in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Worked hard and great teamwork

    Cons

    Difficult industry to stay profitable in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get everyone to buy in to company goals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall a great workplace before Hertz acquired the Corporate Offices in Tulsa

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility in some departments was awesome. Laid back atmosphere and business attire. Good community responsibility. Better pay than majority of the industry in some departments. No pay raises for 3 years until Hertz acquired them--then a whopping 3%.

    Cons

    Acquired by Hertz so small company atmosphere is gone. Benefits are too expensive! Stingy with their paid time off. No training or feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide feedback to your employees about the jobs they perform.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Before Hertz, this was a top company to work for...now...forget it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Before Hertz, there were a lot of great people who worked very hard to take the company from a .60/share losing cause to a viable $85/share winner. Those people were not appreciated and were either terminated -- or in many cases -- they ran when the first opportunity appeared.

    Cons

    Dollar Thrifty Board of Directors and former CEO milked the employees for their life's blood and sold out...lined their pockets and walked -- or rather skipped -- away. Hertz DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE BRANDS. They want Dollar and Thrifty to fail, they only wanted the great monetary/liquid assets. They forgot what built Dollar Thrifty into such a prize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look around. You're next.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Previously a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time (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
  8.  

    Used to be a great company until Hertz bought it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people, casual work environment

    Cons

    New CEO does not care about employees. Laying off most of the DTAG headquarter employees since acquisition in mid 2013. Will only get worse as time progresses. I used to love working here until Hertz took over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make DTAG brands fail and make it harder for the current employees left. The company is losing great talent with many years of experience.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dollar Thrifty had a lot of wonderful, intelligent caring people. Some are still hanging on there -- by their fingertips

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    If you're lucky and are offered a position in the new Florida office -- if you're able to relocate -- Dollar Thrifty can be rewarding. There WERE good people there.

    Cons

    HERTZ swallowed up Dollar Thrifty and spit out the really good things about working there. Actually, I guess that honor goes to Dollar Thrifty's former CEO and Board of Directors. I've never seen so many Gordon Geckos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hertz - There's a very good reason Dollar Thrifty was the ONLY car rental company making a profit the last two years -- the people. We worked incredibly hard under depressing and unrewarding (ultimately) circumstances all to line the pockets of a few shareholders. Shame on them -- and shame on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    My job experience at Dollar Thrifty has been a good, learning experience that has provided me new skill sets for advance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good, knowledgeable people to work with; most are trying to be enterprised focused for the improvement of the entire company.

    Cons

    Some pockets of strife between IT and the business remained after Dollar and Thrifty joined to be ONE company; also I had several managers in a relatively short time, which made for some ambiguity associated with methodology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be straight with employees and follow through on mandates with upper management of the domains.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Family friendly company where I learned a lot.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Dollar Thrifty Automotive full-time

    Pros

    was family oriented, friendly people, good benefits

    Cons

    merger with Hertz caused the loss of a lot of good people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think before you speak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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