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A great company for the car salesman

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Current Employee - Manager Trainee in League City, TX
Current Employee - Manager Trainee in League City, TX

I have been working at Hertz

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

Pros

Alot of hours. get paid every Thursday plus overtime and bonuses

Cons

Promotions are based on hitting your sales numbers

Advice to Management

Look for people who desire to be in sales

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Hertz was a place to quickly learn how business is done with cold call sales and hard sale practices.

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    Former Employee - MT (Manager Trainee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - MT (Manager Trainee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Hertz

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Learn how to Sale in high pace stressful environment.
    30 days off a year.
    Abuse really nice cars on a daily basis

    Cons

    Well almost every aspect of this job was terrible but here is a short list.
    1) Long work hours 7:30am to 6:00pm Mon-Fri open 9am - 1pm Sat.
    2) Zero work life balance
    3) Managers are promoted on the "Good ole Boys standard" if you fit in it is great but if you don't good luck.
    4) High stress environment. You must sale to meet your numbers. You have to satisfy your accounts and customers that accounts abuse.
    5) Constantly have to call and fight with a paying 3rd party (insurances).
    6) Customers are generally in a bad mood because their only car is in the shop and you have to sale a ridiculously expensive insurance package that they don't need.
    7) Low staffed locations so you have to do literally everything from cold call sales, in office manager duties and even wash/vacuum cars out while in a suit and tie.
    8) 12 dollar and hour wage starting. Assistant manager makes 13 dollars an hour but bonuses off the locations. Location mangers make 32,000 salary and get to take a car home every night. But not the same car every night so good luck planning a trip after work.
    9) This a a company that banks off the fact that they will have a 98% turnover rate. They bring you in and use and abuse you.
    10) To get this job you have to have a college degree. You don't need one they just require it.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice other than sale out the company and forget you treated your employees about as equally as a Nike factory.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Stuck

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Hertz

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

    Pros

    Once you reach manager you get car privileges. Other than that stay away.

    Cons

    They expect you to run your branch with the bare minimum number of employees. Then when someone is sick or is on vacation you are very short handed. They also change the bonus structure every quarter, and each time it is changed for the worse. Last year when the company realized that the cost of the vehicles was cheaper thus enabling managers to receive a good bonus they had to change the bonus mid-quarter just so they wouldn't have to pay the managers as much in bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees and stop treating them like finite resources that you burn through then discard.

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