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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
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

Other Employee Reviews for Hertz

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A good job if you enjoy selling insurance at a counter, but beware of the cutthroat atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Metairie, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn a tremendous amount about customer service as well as sales. A good job for someone just entering the workforce and looking to learn marketable skills. There is opportunity for growth within Hertz if you play your cards right.

    I will put the ability to earn a bonus as a pro here, but again as a con (I'll explain in the Cons section). If you can make good sales numbers (insurance and upselling vehicles), you will be given a certain percentage of your numbers as a monthly and quarterly bonus. the opportunity is there if you can harness your sales ability, AND get customers that are not stingy.

    Cons

    The biggest con with Hertz is the cutthroat atmosphere surrounding new manager trainees. The #1 goal of a manager trainee is supposed to be getting good sales numbers, but is easier said than done. The biggest problem to watch out for is co-workers stealing your regular good customers (ones that purchase the insurance!) and running away from the counter when they recognize a customer that never buys anything.

    The second major con is what I had previously also describe as a pro, the ability to make a bonus. Currently (as of December 2011) manager trainees were paid a base hourly wage of $10.50 and were expected to make between 28-32k per year when all is said and done after the bonuses. The big problem with the bonus structure stems from the difficulty of reaching the minimum numbers to make the bonus. When management sees the sales numbers rise, they will in due course raise the minimum numbers to earn the bonus. This results in an endless cycle of feeling cheated, stressed, or in worst case scenarios, not paid a bonus at all and having a tough time making ends meet at home.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to one main idea/standard of measuring performance so employees can appropriately adjust to the rules and feel like they can trust upper managements ability as well as their altruism for employees.

    I can say with confidence that most employees, not just manager trainees, feel overworked and under appreciated by a company that they provide 110% of their energy for.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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
    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.

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