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Helpful (2)

Company moving

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Park Ridge, NJ
Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Park Ridge, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Hertz full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good company with great growth potential

Cons

Moving everyone to the middle of nowhere florida

Advice to Management

Don't move to florida

Other Employee Reviews for Hertz

  1. Helpful (5)

    Terrible Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Location Manager I in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Location Manager I in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hertz full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are hourly you will get plenty of overtime, even if you don't want it. Standard days are 10 hours, but usually more due to under staffing.

    Cons

    The company is run by a bunch of idiots. They institute policies that cripple business, and the front line employees have to circumvent the policies to anything done. With the most recent buyout of another car rental business, they laid off the old big wig idiots who knew a little about Hertz, and now we have new big wig idiots who know their car rental company, and nothing of Hertz. Be careful when they talk about bonus potential, because they will change the criteria on a dime to ensure you miss goals. Forget about going to human resources, they are worthless as well. Any time they were called to help with employee issues or staffing problems, it would take an act of God to get them to call you back. Couple that with a new city manager who provided zero help to problems, and instead would give you "atta boys" and "it will get betters", it's amazing these idiots can function in society. I would avoid this company like the plague. If you read this review and still want to work at Hertz, than you are an idiot too, and will fit right in.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing pulse surveys, you are wasting time and money when you gather employee data and ignore it. Cutting overtime in the 4th quarter to pad your year end is stupid as well, you just put added stress on the line workers. Try staffing appropriately instead. Idiots!


  2. Helpful (13)

    A resume builder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Fast promotions for self-driven employees (I received 3 promotions in 7 months). 2. Drive a variety of new vehicles (though the novelty wears off quickly). 3. For off-airport locations, you will learn the basics of running your own business. 4. Lazy, unmotivated employees are quickly weeded out, so your co-workers are generally great people.

    Cons

    This list will unfortunately be longer: 1. Upper management is out of touch with ground level operations, especially when it comes to smaller off-airport locations. Blanketed sales goals for entire areas do not work for smaller off-airport locations (a 30 car branch has fewer opportunities to sell than a 250 car branch and they should not be compared). 2. Revenue Management (Sales) is not properly monitored. Employees that have worked long enough will find ways to fraudulently increase there sales numbers without actually selling anything. Simply increasing sales goals without properly monitoring and preventing fraudulent sales activity has only lead to more fraudulent activity. The more fraudulent activity that goes on, the less revenue branches actually bring in because a higher percentage of that revenue will be in the form of fraudulent sales that are paid out as commission. This is basically theft. 3. There are few standard operating procedures. It is not uncommon for every branch in an area to be running in different directions with no common goal in sight. 4. The pay is too low for the work required, especially for managers. 5. Work/Life balance, there is none. Myself and other managers have worked 60+ hour weeks, especially during peak seasons (my goal is 72 hours in 1 week). Yes, we are salary. 6. It is not uncommon to be short-staffed. There were times I would be the only person in the office with 4 open phones lines, a garage full of dirty cars, and customers waiting inside (you will be the master of multitasking). 7. Turnover is high. This is largely due to the reasons listed above (this is why good employees can be promoted quickly... keep that in mind...). 8. The bonus payout structure regularly changes, and not for your benefit. (Upper management changes the KPIs that determine your bonus payout to make it as low as possible). If that doesn't work, you may begin seeing additional expenses allocated to your branch. 9. After being stripped of bonus payouts during the holiday season, employees were blatantly asked to write good reviews on Glassdoor... If you will notice, many of the recent good reviews are coming from Naples, FL which is located roughly 30 minutes from Estero, FL, the site for the new Hertz Headquarters... There is even a recent review from an alleged Location Manager that reads, "Long hours. Definitely over 40 a week. But the plus side to that is OVERTIME!" Location Managers are salaried employees... So take all of these reviews, even this one, with a grain of salt. 10. TL;DR - Operations is not easy. You will be stretched thin and you will be stressed. However, you will also grow professionally and have the best work ethic compared to many employees outside of Hertz. If you can be successful at Hertz Operations, you can be successful anywhere. With that being said, it is a good resume builder, but I do not recommend Hertz long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the problems at the ground level and the payout will reach the top. You are losing a lot of good employees through dishonest business practices and fraudulent activity.


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