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Hertz Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Hertz President & CEO Kathryn V. Marinello
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Pros
  • great people, great benefits, all working towards the same goal (in 107 reviews)

  • Great management, good benefits (in 105 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work/life balance almost expected at smaller location (in 182 reviews)

  • Expect to work really long hours if you are in finance or accounting (in 490 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Opportunities and More to Come"

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    Current Employee - Hertz Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Hertz Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having weathered the economic recession, Hertz now has a solid growth plan. Especially in Oklahoma City, it is one of the few companies that you can work for where you have to opportunity to be involved in truly global projects and really gain expertise in working for a multi-national company. Employees truly care about upholding the reputation and brand of Hertz, which makes it a great environment to try new innovative things. Senior management that has come onboard in the past 2-3 years really models the belief that we DON’T just continue to do things a certain way because we’ve “always done them that way.”

    Cons

    Playing some “catch up” with programs that other companies of their size already have – HR employee self-service, strong career development programs, employee perks – but those programs are all being implemented and senior management understands the importance of them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue communicating the strategies of Hertz to employees, it helps us understand the “why”; break through the barriers that front line employees have so they can do their jobs more efficiently.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Park Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Park Ridge, NJ
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management listens to suggestions. Promotion oppportunities exist for people that perform. Regular communication from Senior Management. Able to take risks and not be penalized for this effort.

    Cons

    Not given the recognition from the public/financial community that should be given. No other cons noted at this time.

    Advice to Management

    You are on the right track.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "If you welcome a challenge and appreciate opportunities for growth, Hertz is the company for you."

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    Current Employee - Director in Park Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Park Ridge, NJ
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hertz has been putting a number of innovative programs into place. Management is willing to take feedback and is responsive to employee suggestions and concerns. Hertz offers a comprehensive benefits package and demonstrates a willingness to help employees have a good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Hertz is not immune to the economic downturn, but is being proactive and is making smart decisions in garnering new business and protecting its employees. It is also looking ahead to improved times by positioning itself for future growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the lines of communication open with employees in regard to current decisions and changes as well as big-picture planning.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good colleagues, long term commitment, great feeling if you fit in, honest, hardworking culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, NJ
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People here are great; no one has ever asked me to do anything underhand or questionable in 9 years here. People have a lot of pride in the company, leadership is strong. Very optimistic about the future - it is a great brand.

    Cons

    This is not the industry if you are worried about being exposed to the realities of the global economy, and sometime tough decisions have to be made (but tell me somewhere where that isn't true today?). I've seen some people fail because they didn't fit in well - another thing I'm sure isn't unique to Hertz. Tendancy to start too many initiatives

    Advice to Management

    Keep us focused as you have been doing - don't be so quick to start initiatives, concentrate on doing fewer things, but doing them really well.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging Environment economically and professionally"

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    Current Employee - Technology Center in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Technology Center in Oklahoma City, OK
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Economy has brought many challenges good and bad. In the realm of good is the opportunities to build new venues of income which in turn give new opportunities to employees at all levels and globally. This is exciting to be able to work with others around the world for one common goal. Our innovation and global team building is exciting to be around and work with. The new Senior Management is great to work for and like it when you think outside the box to accomplish old and new things. Things that we have had to endure due to the economy like layoffs, paycuts, benefit cuts are coming back to us just as management had said they would. I think that Mark Frissora has kept to his word as much as he can. He has had to make some tough decisions but has also been fair with giving back some of those benefits that may have been stopped or cut. Communications between Senior Management and those outside Park Ridge has increased 10 fold over the past two to three years. Before in Oklahoma City, we would never had heard any information on how the company was doing or where we were going. It is nice to get these updates.

    Cons

    We have had layoffs over the past few years and that has made it difficult on staff, work and environment. But these are things that have helped the company as whole to weather the economic storm we have had. Some people are still here that are not up for the challenge of change which makes it difficult sometimes to work with them. Still a few struggles with too many people not working in tandem on projects but that is getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating, continue looking at ways to make things easier and eliminate wasteful duplication of duties. Give more and better tools to get the job done. Look for more unique ways to give real-time, useful benefits to staff.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A strong and successful company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time off as needed or warranted.
    Competitive wages.
    Focus on employee satisfaction. / Utilize external Pulse Surveys / Mgnt takes results seriously.
    Weathered the economic crisis well. Other companies needing handouts. Temporary salary reductions and 401k returned quicker than most companies.

    Cons

    Many agressive initiatives taken at same time. Sometimes difficult to execute all simultaneously.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employee feedback.


  8. "Hertz A Growing / Changing Company For Tomorrow and Onward"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We are transforming into a company that is much more transparent. We have several new initiatives and tools that will assist us in monitoring performance and recognizing hard work. Opportunities will be almost exclusively metric driven by performance. We continue to improve in our overall successes and minimizing long term concerns and there is effective communication from the CEO to the Field. It is a very encouraging place to work in and with Senior Mgmt the communication appears to be on the same page top down but also a good opportunity for feedback back upwards to all levels.

    Cons

    24 hour operations, always something happening, ( which can be a positive if you like activity ) several report cards, some of which almost contradict each other. Overall fair, equitable and metric driven towards success.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the key report cards and hold managers accountable to those - some will change and more will pop up but should not be somewhat contradictory at times.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hertz is the best in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Dallas, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been in the business for well over 20 years and have worked at the competition. Hands down Hertz is the best of the lot. Sr Management is transparent, salary is more than fair, benifits are great, employees are empowered and management actually cares about the employees. As long as you perform in the company, the sky is the limit

    Cons

    As with any business that is open 24/7 365, hours are not 9-5 weekends off. Newer employees shift/hours will improve the more tenure the accrue.

    Advice to Management

    This company continues to evolve into the industry leading car rental of choice. Sr Mgmt has the vision and skills to get us there.


  10. "A re-invented company positioned for the future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Ridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New leadership team
    Communication
    Developing new perks for employees

    Cons

    Still to much dead wood around

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees, upper management needs to be aware of what is happen on the ground, more skip level meetings.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Hertz has changed - and that is a good thing !"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Car for Managers
    Fair pay for hourly employees and solid benefits
    Honest Ethical Company in all dealings
    Loyal , dedicated employees
    Good management and leadership
    Fair and honest HR practices and staff
    Effective processes for resolving employee concerns

    Cons

    Current Economic Environment and business climate

    Advice to Management

    Continue to assist employees and front line managers as they deal with the changes.


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