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Hertz Director Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great management, good benefits (in 105 reviews)

  • Great shift and great people to work with (in 103 reviews)

Cons
  • PLANNING : work/life balance quasi inexistant (in 174 reviews)

  • Expect to work really long hours if you are in finance or accounting (in 482 reviews)

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  1. "sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Director/Sales Manager in Citrus Heights, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Director/Sales Manager in Citrus Heights, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hertz (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to work for awhile

    Cons

    managment needs to work with employees more

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stuck in the Past"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hertz full-time

    Pros

    Good people, average pay, etc but....

    Cons

    Old Technology and many older employees are stuck in the past and it limits innovation


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Director, Revenue Management Strategy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Located in Southwest Florida in a new building

    Cons

    Still going through many changes resulting from merging with Dollar Thrifty, relocating to Florida and new leadership


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  5. "Growing pains"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Director in Estero, FL
    Former Freelancer - Director in Estero, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Hertz (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is attempting to re-create the culture with a new HQ in Florida - working hard to provide good perks.

    Cons

    Multiple sets of executive leaders trying to take the company in different directions. No solid focus or communication. They have lost their focus on the customer and how the employees make or break the company and the customer experience.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the field and delivering the best service possible leveraging technology and avoid charging customers for every little thing. Make it easy and reasonable or the customers will continue to walk away. Focus on what your front line field employees can do for the customer and what the HQ employees can do to support the field.


  6. "Director of Corporate Acctg."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Corporate Accounting in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Corporate Accounting in Plainview, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hertz (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent rate of pay for employees

    Cons

    Work/Personal life balance does not exist

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your employees like you treat yourselves.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sixteen years contributing to the success of the large car rental company. Contribution where seldom appreciated"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Design and Planning in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director Design and Planning in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hertz full-time

    Pros

    Solid profitable company that is the leader in their Industry. Complete benefit package. Stable working environment. Prestigious history. Exciting challenges

    Cons

    Not loyal to employees. Easily replace experienced employees with new hires in order to cut costs. Yearly spending cut in order to reach Wall Street expectations doesn't help moral.

    Advice to Management

    Genuine Employee appreciation keep loyal employees


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Sinking ship, much like the stock price."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Naples, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hertz full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of great people who work there --- folks who have given 10-15-20 years of their careers but are at the mercy of the 5th floor executives

    Cons

    Poor customer service, IT platforms out dated.... no bonus payouts in years, executives getting rich while everyone else worries if today the day they get laid off-- Never seen so many VP's in any company...

    Advice to Management

    go back to the Airlines --- it should not take this long to fix the mess created by former CEO


  9. "Classic corp turn-around experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hertz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are very challenging tasks to be accomplished, especially within the finance organization. But this is being done with competent and hard working people working together so it provides for an excellent learning opportunity and a chance to really build your professional network.

    Cons

    Due to the turn-around environment, 9 - 5 is currently a difficult reality here. But mgt recognizes hard work with both compensation and time off.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Hertz full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice people to work with. Professional environment.

    Cons

    Pay is under market. Many departments are well understaffed for the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your change communication. You can't cut your way to success. This isn't an airline, it you higher all airline people to run the company you risk failure.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "No where to grow at Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Park Ridge, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Park Ridge, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay/bonuses. Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Sr. Management has too much focus is on cost cutting. Not enough challenging work.

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees like professional and it will pay benefits