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Heavy workload, but great experience with a world-class brand

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Current Employee - Operations Manager
Current Employee - Operations Manager

I have been working at Hertz

Pros

Great people who are all focused on succeeding, freedom to do or try new initiatives, always learning and many options for personal development through courses, projects and new programs

Cons

Not much guidance provided, learn-as-you-go culture, too many initiatives that constantly change, overly strong focus on stock price and financials, need a better work/life balance program

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ask for feedback and recommendations from the employees who deal directly with customers. Pick one or two key initiatives and stick with them for at least a year, if not longer.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Trainee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Hertz full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The opportunity to learn how to run a business and the advancement opportunity is great.
    Fortune 500 company so if you post on a resume that you did their program for even a year would look very good.
    Get to drive nice cars.
    Meet a lot of interesting people.
    Overall good opportunity for a recent grad with a liberal arts or business degree.

    Cons

    Clean cars.
    Very long hours 55+
    Average weekly pay about $500 after taxes for 55 to 60 hours of work.
    Management will place you anywhere depending on their needs.
    Angry customers at the counter always complaining about something.
    Customers don't treat you well.
    Very dirty offices with old and slow computers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay and the overall working conditions of the offices.
    Hire more porters to clean the cars.
    Don't require a college degree for the mangement trainee job because you don't need it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience but low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Hertz full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you dig there are some pros to the job. Hertz is a fortune 500 company. You get the experience for working for a fortune 500 company as a manager trainee. You will learn many different sales and customer service techniques, while learning how to successfully manage a fleet of vehicles. You get paid every week. Another pro would be the numerous discounts you can receive from working there. If you stay long enough, you will gain good benefits as well.

    Cons

    The pay freaking sucks. We know it is an entry level position but don't pay us like high school students. You must have a college degree to work there so the pay should be increased. To make up for the terrible pay you have to work long hours every week just to try to get by. You will end up working 55-60 hours per week. If you don't have a porter you will end up cleaning out the cars. Unrealistic sales goals for some branches is another problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about you start your pay a little higher. It should at least start at $15 per hour. Hire more people and train them the first week they get there so they are not just thrown into the fire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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