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"Inequality between inside and outside jobs, no opportunity for advancement."

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Former Employee - Vehicle Service Agent in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Vehicle Service Agent in Columbus, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Enterprise part-time (More than a year)

Pros

There weren't many pros, discounted rental cars, free shirts, jacket. One time we got free tickets to the local minor league baseball team. It wasn't a bad job but it also wasn't good.

Cons

I washed cars outside (unheated garage), There was very little respect for the car washers and the car renters, There was no opportunity for me to ever move up to a rental or management position which is why I left. The whole career path that the company preached really was only for the management trainees.

Advice to Management

More equal treatment and more equal pay.

Other Employee Reviews for Enterprise

  1. "Great company but hard to stay there for a long time."

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Enterprise full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is a fantastic place to start a career, you will learn a ton about sales and manament. When you get into management there is an opportunity to make really good money when you are paid commission off the branch's profits.

    Cons

    The hours are long,and the pay is low to start. When you get to be a Branch and then an Area Manager the pay can be very good, but tenure does not mean anything at that company, and they will let go uppper managers very quickly!

    Advice to Management

    Replacing uppper managers all the time is not good for your relationships with your accounts!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not enough to make me 'completely satisfied.'"

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn a LOT about customer service, sales, and how to make money for your business. You also get to work with (for the most part) very cool people who are around your age that you will become good friends with. You also get a very competitive training program to put on your resume. You could also make the extremely competitive environment a pro.

    Cons

    Not enough money. Period. They pay everyone the same, throughout the country, based on the cost of living in St. Louis. Guess what? It's EXPENSIVE to live in California. And considering you're working 50 hour weeks and doing extremely unglamorous things like washing cars, dealing with lots of crazy people who don't qualify to even rent a car, hunting cars down, and dealing with body shops and car dealerships, it's just ridiculous the little amount of money they pay you. One in a cheaper part of the country might disagree, but you'd think a multi-billion dollar (and growing) company would have a cost-of-living adjustment. They also tell you you're going to make a certain amount of money that's actually about 10 thousand dollars per year less than the reality. The number they give you in your interview is if you sell one car per month and have at least one or two employee referrals per year. And that doesn't happen. It's basically just like every other sales job where they promise you the world to get you to drink the kool-aid. Only difference here is that they pay you--although it's not much--and call it a Management Training Program. You will see there are two different types of managers at Enterprise: the ones who are smart and legitimately good at what they do and have worked their way up quickly, and then the ones who are almost incompetent and don't have anywhere better to go (and have drank the kool-aid) who just stick around until eventually they get promoted because there's nobody better than them at the time. Also, it turns into a very high school-ish atmosphere, where everyone is dating everyone because, well, you're spending the vast majority of your time at work, when you work at Enterprise Rent-a-Car.

    Advice to Management

    Well there's not much management can do about the amount of money they pay their employees as it is set by corporate in St. Louis, and there's also not much they can do about the job. Manager's hands are tied.

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