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XTRA Lease Reviews

Updated March 25, 2018
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Pros
  • Berkshire Hathaway company - resources of a large company with the relationships found in small business ( (in 14 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance (Mon-Fri 9-5) (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Opportunities for promotions are no longer posted to company employees for branch manager and operations manager jobs (in 8 reviews)

  • You constantly will need to watch your back, as most upper management is cut throat (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Real Career Advancement Opportunities!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XTRA Lease full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been with the company for about 8 months now and I have to say XTRA Lease's training program is unlike any other. Their management training program will put you on the right track for success. Within the first 3 months I had a great grasp on their operation and they continue to train me everyday.

    At XTRA Lease I work directly with Corporate, Human Resources, Billing, Directors, Vice presidents, and Area Managers everyday. I even got to meet the CEO! Whereas, other companies you'd be lucky to meet anyone in upper management.

    Cons

    The only con I could think of is having to work extended hours but that's very rare. Great opportunity for overtime!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. "operations assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XTRA Lease full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    get to travel, great people

    Cons

    pay is low, have to move

  3. "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Operations in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XTRA Lease full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Change of daily pace. Variety in everyday.

    Cons

    If you think working in bad weather is a con then there it is.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hire and Fire Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Canada, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Canada, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekends, time off, holidays

    Cons

    They leave branches with vacancies for months (been here a year and we still have been down 2 employees), promotion are due to people who quit or get fired, have to move whenever they say or you are fired, poor communication, no raises not even cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Do not force people to move, especially with threat of being fired. Make it optional and give us more money to incentives us to move and grow with the company. Better communicate what we do right and wrong. I have not heard if I am doing well or poorly, there is no quarterly or annual review. I guess no news is good new?


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XTRA Lease full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers are amazing at the branch, very knowledgeable on trailers and are there for me when I need them.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.
    Pay is not where it should be for what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Growth opportunities and compensation can be improved based on the competition and what they offer their employees.


  6. "Keeps you on your toes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at XTRA Lease full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, you wear multiple hats, decent pay, traveling

    Cons

    Technology is dated, more suited for a single individual

    Advice to Management

    Company needs more consistency


  7. "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XTRA Lease full-time

    Pros

    Will train you from knowing nothing as far as you're willing to go. Small company and smaller branches. Good company to start with if you don't have much/any experience. Great work life balance. Never work weekends or nights. Berkshire Hathaway benefits.

    Cons

    Starting pay is EXTREMELY low at lowest positions. If you're not in a sales position you can only be promoted once. Being in sales can lead you to VP or even the CEO position. High turnover throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back ROM's so operations can have more than 1 promotion available. Being stuck as an operations manager with no chance of being a COO is discouraging and will lead to higher turnover than desired.

  8. "Best career move I've made"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity, pay, benefits, work-life balance, scheduling flexibility

    Cons

    Relocation required, and could be anywhere in the United States

    Advice to Management

    Relocation requirement often causes good people to pass us over


  9. "Great place for a career!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at XTRA Lease full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    XTRA Lease leads the way in the rental and leasing of transportation equipment. Great opportunities to advance. Great communication from the region level. The training they provide from day one is top notch. Everyday is a new challenge and working at the branch level is like working with family. Great pay when you become a Branch manager/Ops manager.

    Cons

    Not knowing what jobs come available for advancement.


  10. "No frills, No BS, Upfront and Honest. You get what you put in!"

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

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

    Pros

    -They really promote from within from high achieving individuals.
    -You have all the power to progress your career
    -Good hours, weekends off, and above average benefits
    -Opportunity to substantially grow your W2
    -Best in the business!

    Cons

    -Corporate structure and company culture is very rigid

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change to stay ahead of the curve, improve morale, and fit within customer needs.


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