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"Great Opportunity, Hard Work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Management Trainee in Rochester, NY
Current Employee - Management Trainee in Rochester, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great entry level position that gives you a very broad range of experience in sales, customer service, and management. "If you work hard, the reward hard work".

Cons

Long hours... really long hours.

also,

You are a bunch of numbers to management. NO matter how much you put into the company previously, if you drop in sales you become expendable.

Advice to Management

Take into account intangibles as well as sales. College grads take this job and are burned out 2 years after graduation.

Other Employee Reviews for Enterprise

  1. "Enterprise Rent A Car"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Met some great friends. Great brand recognition to be associated with. Benefits are pretty good compared to a lot o companies I have heard about.

    Cons

    You will not get promoted unless you know the right people, in fact if you are disliked and still perform you still probably won't get promoted. I think there is a real disconnect from Ownership out to the field level and the field operations does not always sync up with Enterprises Founding Values.

    Advice to Management

    Andy, read my cons section for advice. I think you are doing well with leadership overall, but the field has too much freedom to run it as they see fit and therefore consistancy suffers from your level on down. I am an employee who was employed for over a decade with your company.


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    "Enterprise doesn't offer a quality work-life balance."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If your needing a job with no former experience or skills, the interview process is simple. Hiring managers coach you through the process, they advise you how to answer the area manager and regional managers interview questions before the interview. The first year of your employment, you attend many training events and classes. You are given a driving bonus if you drive to a branch out of your area, although you do have to go through HR, as your branch manager or area manager will avoid paying you as it cuts into branch profit. They offer several ways to earn bonuses through referring employees, car sales leads, and setting up corp accounts.

    Enterprise grades employees on different aspects of sales and only the top salesman are promoted. There are several ways to build your sales number but the highest weighted product is the additional Damage Waiver, Personal Injury Protection, and Supplemental Liability Protection. The company understanding with sales, is if you are great at selling, then you will be an exceptional manager. You can be promoted to Assistant Manager with in 6-7 months if you are placed in a high selling branch with multiple employees.

    Assistant Managers and Branch Managers have a high number of turnover, so there is consistent number of management trainees getting promoted. Promotions due not always come with the promised pay-raises, most often people are promoted to a low profiting branch where the object is to prove yourself by turning the branch around, unless you are a personal favorite of the area//regional manager. Then you are given a larger more profitable branch.

    Branch Managers & above are allowed company vehicle, fuel, and insurance paid, through the company. Branch Managers & above have $200 deducted out of there monthly salary to cover the cost. As a branch Manager your allowed to drive any mid-size car or below.

    Cons

    Enterprise is a very competitive company, for every Branch Manager there are 10 Management Trainees telling the Area Manager they are a better at selling & running a Branch then the current managers. The Area manager also gets paid & promoted based on how many Management Trainees they promote to Branch Manager. It leaves you insecure in your job knowing that if your branch does not perform for a couple months you will be out. Employees are encouraged to purchase food and offer cash bonuses to employees at your location & accounts for referrals. Your not always reimbursed as it seen from the regional & area managers you are reinvesting in your branch to raise profit boosting your pay, HR will reimburse you but it will upset your direct managers as there incomes are tied to area profit.

    Branch & Area Managers are not always the most honest as they say whatever needs to be said to sell you there point of view. Often times Area Managers & Branch Managers will ignore company policy to make a customer happy or get a good deal on the road. In training you will hear rules & policy but once your in the office the branch & area managers will find a way to overlook the policies in place. In order to stay on the good side of your direct bosses you will be asked to break the policies.

    Dress policy is very professional, how you dress will have an effect on rather you get promoted, it doesn't matter if your out washing cars for 1-2 hours at a time. As a Manager Trainee you are expected to work 49 hours a week. Enterprise is ran like a fraternity, so lots of hazing. Expect to work extra hours off the clock, making food runs, for body-shops and dealerships (don't expect to be reimbursed), buying lunch for car preps & accounts (again no reimbursement), after work happy-hours (on your own dime).

    Advice to Management

    Need a new management structure with more honesty.

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