Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
3,386 Reviews
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3,386 Reviews
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car President and CEO Pamela M. (Pam) Nicholson
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Pros
  • Company stays true to their values; customer service really is their way of life (in 249 reviews)

  • met a lot of great people who I are my friends that I met at enterprise (in 176 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance ( 7 am - 6 pm everyday without any ability to work around) (in 525 reviews)

  • you will be working many long hours with not much opportunities to take time off (in 923 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    We Work Hard and Reward Hard Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car full-time

    Pros

    At Enterprise you have the chance to take your career any direction you want it to go. Everyone starts off at the same level and has a chance to take their career in any direction they want to go.

    Cons

    The hours are long but they tell you that up front. If you are someone who is willing to work hard to have a better Oppurtunity down the road then you will do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those that don't do well often lack mentors that are able to guide them in the right direction. The training program is top notch. However, having great mentors will be the key to anyone's career sucess.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a sales career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee Intern in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Management Trainee Intern in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Pros

    Office culture, training, promotions, benefits, opportunities

    Cons

    Work-life balance, low pay, time-off policies, washing cars, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation a little bit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It is a very fast paced, performanced based company.

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

    I have been working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy to run your own business, if you are business savvy, this is just as similar to running your own business without the financial risk.

    Cons

    None - it all comes down to having the right team and management team around you. Call it lucky for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    9 years and going strong

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

    I have been working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This has been a great place to work. The company really cares about their employees and almost all the people I have worked with over these 9+ years have been hard working, sales minded, fun people to work with. With such a large company there are so many different options on places to work and careers to hold, but it doesn't seem like a large company. The way they have it structured lends the feel of a family workplace. Your managers care about you, you care about your employees and you and they will work hard to get the performance as a result. they have a great on going training program and they want you to succeed and move up quickly, thus making more money. They are a consistently growing company and there will always be a need for rentals.

    Cons

    The competitive atmosphere sometimes creates such an environment that people feel the need to cheat the system. While Enterprise has a system set up to report any ethical issues, sometimes that is hard with the family feel. There is a huge emphasis on sales and if an employee isn't doing well in sales the focus seems to be taken off what they are doing well or what their strengths are and how to use them. Also, it is long hours in the daily rental branches so that is not as conducive to family life. As mentioned in the pro's though, once you get to a certain point in your career you can move into different areas of the company with a better work life balance. The starting compensation is rather low for such a strenuous job but if you look long term the sky is the limit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great introduction to sales

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

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

    Pros

    The staff is great! It's a fast-paced culture that's really focused on selling. If you can learn the curve to selling as much as you can, you'll be rewarded. Great opportunities to move into management.

    Cons

    Long hours. Very exhausting. Have to clean cars in suits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always be focused on the sale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Enterprise was an excellent steeping ground in helping to get into pharmaceuticals.

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

    I worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Pros

    Learn about inside sales and marketing. Great care in making sure rental vehicles are in top and presentable conditions to clients.

    Cons

    Long hours. Little or no work life balance.

  8.  

    It was a good stepping stone for my career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Pros

    You learn a lot of business skills like sales, management, and customer service.

    Cons

    Washing cars in a suit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider discussing the importance of work-life balance for managers.

  9.  

    GREAT company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    Pros

    they help you succeed
    want you to succeed

    Cons

    pay is low and hours are long until you move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Networking Opp

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

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

    Pros

    People are great
    Working harder prompts smarter thinking
    Great Resume builder
    Bonuses are great

    Cons

    Bonuses are factored into overall salary. Ex. $38000/year salary includes bonuses and any other "additional pay".
    Washing vehicles in professional dress. Suit, tie, and dress shoes. Females: Dresses and high heels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start a career.

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

    I worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    upward mobility, great training, they hire without experience.

    Cons

    demanding work, not great for people that are not self motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    all performance based no tenure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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