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"Endless opportunities for advancement with a global company"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Hertz full-time

Pros

It's a global company that promotes from within. The company celebrates change and no two days are exactly alike. Senior Executives, Directors, Managers are great people who believe in their teams.

Cons

They like to move people around the country / world. This can be a pro for some people, but others find it stressful because it can be challenging to put down roots in an area.

Advice to Management

Keep celebrating our accomplishments. Employees like to see how we are making a difference.

Other Employee Reviews for Hertz

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Run as fast you can!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hertz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The vacation package was decent

    Cons

    Where to start? This company got voted one of the worst company's to work for in the country for a reason. They treat their employee's poorly and can careless about their well-being. It certainly showed during Hurricane Sandy when the employee's were told to show up for work, or risk losing a vacation day! Salaries are below the market average, and if you think this is an 8-hour job, you have another thing coming.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing can save this crew; especially the individuals on the Hertz Equipment Rental side.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to develop skills but Extremely Overworked and Underpaid..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you meet at the branch manager level and below are real and super cool. Most of them understand the struggles we go through every day because we are in the trenches together and a sense of brotherhood is created. I've heard stories of a few horrible branch/location managers, but I've been blessed to work with awesome ones.

    The various amount of customers you meet allow a great chance for you to network with other professions. Through this, I was able to learn a lot about how to reach my long term goals.

    You get a car when you have EARNED a position as a location/branch manager. This is somewhat of a blessing if you last long enough.

    Vacation days are pretty easy to get approved.

    The CEO (Mark) is going to drive this business better every day. The company, from a macro perspective, is any investors dream.

    Training program (when enforced and done correctly), is one of the best in the industry.

    Good place to develop your skills, get promoted, have a nice title, then find the door out and move on.

    Training program is recognized by many Fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    Starting pay is EXTREMELY low considering the preferred candidate is suppose to have a bachelors degree. Now, I'm not one of those arrogant people who graduated and expected to make 50K plus coming out of college. I believe in earning everything you do in life and starting from the bottom up, but the starting pay is not competitive. There is a huge amount of talent loss due to the uncompetitive pay. Area managers try real hard to sell you on the GREAT BONUSES and getting a car when you become a branch manager during the interview.

    Location bonus structures are rigged. It only favors upper management (Area manager and above), unless you are a branch manager who happens to be running multiple locations, which is pretty rare.

    College graduates, be prepared to vacuum and clean cars in your dress shirts and dress pants even if your location has a car wash servicing its vehicles. I can't recall how many expensive shoes, shirts, pants, and ties were destroyed due to doing multiple car washes. After 3 months, I finally wised up and just started wearing cheap dress clothes and shoes. Even if it is 110 degrees outside, you will still have to wear ties and clean cars.

    Extremely understaffed. Staff from other locations have to be pulled because 98% of locations are all understaffed and have to be shared. There is a high and quick turnover rate of new hires so it makes it harder for the people who manage to stay remain positive.

    Long work hours and non existent lunches. I've worked as much as 55-60hours a week and have taken a lunch as late as 5pm even though I clocked in at 730am. I am thankful I have a job, but when you work that much, it is pretty hard to be happy, excited, effective and customer service oriented at the job. The whole having lunch by your fifth hour does not work for this company. Breaks do no exist either. You are suppose to get paid for not having lunches or breaks but you don't.

    A lot of scare tactics are used at this company. They will tell you that they only want top performers and that if you don't do this or that than you will get written up or be terminated. Positive reinforcement is pretty much non-existent here. Don't worry too much about being fired though and even if you were, it'd probably be a blessing.

    Advice to Management

    The true decision makers need to stop having a blind eye and start recognizing how things really are at the branch level. Their inability to get true opinions about the work place makes trying to change the culture of this company only more difficult. The managers who report directly to them are just trying to save themselves. Carry out the vision that Mark really wants to have.

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