Enterprise Employee Reviews about "washing cars"

Updated 6 Aug 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "MT"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Enterprise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you work hard you can get promoted and make decent money. Also many other companies are willing to hire sales people who have worked for enterprise

    Cons

    It is a tough place to work, fast paced, washing cars in a suit, everyone starts at the bottom and works their way up, the pay at the bottom is not great... company is not for everyone

  2. "Enterprise"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Management Trainee 

    I have been working at Enterprise full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment if you have an awesome team

    Cons

    Not very many cons, other than you have to wash cars


  3. "Long hours and low pay."

    1.0
    Former Intern - Management Trainee Intern in Waco, TX

    I worked at Enterprise

    Pros

    Some of your coworkers will be great.

    Cons

    All customers are already having a bad day before they see you, you have to wash cars in a suit.

  4. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise full-time

    Pros

    Fast Pace Rapid Growth Fun Atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours Washing cars in 90+ degree weather, wearing business attire.

  5. COVID-19

    "Do not believe the “six years, six figures”"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You can meet some great people. You will have interesting stories.

    Cons

    You are expendable to the highest degree. The company spent $200 million to buy franchise rights for a pro soccer team in St. Louis where HQ is at, the turned around and laid off a huge chunk of employees because of Covid-19. They now have multiple class action cases because of termination circumstances. Got rid of people that made too much first but managed to keep all of the people with big titles. A lot of politics and you have to fit the image they want to keep moving up. They will try to sweep issues under the rug to keep retention high. No real work/life balance. 50 hour minimum work week. You will wash cars no matter the weather or how you are dressed, yes even though it is not in the job description.

  6. "Overall good place to learn business principles, not for everyone, and values are not always upheld"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Car Sales in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Enterprise full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    learn core areas of any business, trainings are good, once in management positions you start to make the good money and have company car, for certain people great growth opportunities, once you hit area manager positions and up its six figures

    Cons

    May be rough first year or so, have to wash cars, work long hours, popularity contest soemtimes, not all management the same and upheld to same standards

  7. "Decent Job Out of College"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent starting job that allows you to grow within the company pretty rapidly

    Cons

    long hours. washing cars in suits

  8. "Good Place to Start"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Enterprise full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice People to work with

    Cons

    Have to wash cars in a suit

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not For The Weak"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Fast Promotions: This company promotes more frequently than any company I have ever worked for. Every day I see my email inbox flooded with congratulatory emails of employees who have taken the next step. 2) Company Events: The company likes to recognize its top-performing employees each month. They have "Elite Events" that recognize the best of the best. It's a paid day of fun that includes free food, free drinks, some kind of fun activity, and glass trophies. If you have a knack for sales, then you'll definitely attend one of these events. I have attended 3 in a 6-month span. 3) Continued Education: Enterprise is all about employee and company growth. The best way to achieve that is to hire superstar potential employees and train them continuously. As a new hire, you are going to spend a lot of time attending training sessions and company paid lunches to teach you how to sell company products and provide outstanding customer service. There are also classes you attend that teach you ethical sales strategies because the company cares about the integrity of products sold and its image. You will learn how to be a leader whether you want to or not. 4) Up or Out Mentality: Some people would list this as a con, but I see it from a different perspective. The company values employees who see things from their perspective. You are either part of the solution or part of the problem. If you want a job where you can come to work and be an average employee, this isn't the company for you. This company only wants those who see themselves as future leaders of Enterprise locations. They have no problem firing someone who has a lack of potential.

    Cons

    1) The Matrix: The sales matrix is a leaderboard that ranks employees from best to worst. This is your bread and butter to getting promoted. In theory, the matrix seems like it's fair, but there are things the company doesn't tell you. As a new hire, I finished 3rd in sales in my first month in my ENTIRE group (Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus). I was 3rd of 124 other employees in my position. In order to qualify, you have to finish in the top 50% of employees. What they fail to tell you is how microscopic your sales numbers matter compared to your branch numbers. After they accounted for all the things out of my control, I went from 3rd overall to about 109th. This happened for about 5 straight months due to my location's overall store numbers as opposed to my individual sales. 2) Luck of the Draw: Enterprise is going to place you in a branch where you reflect the customer base. As an African American, I was placed in a branch where the majority of the customers were also African American. The branch was in a rough part of town, so we didn't have the best Branch scores because we'd receive bad scores from customers for the dumbest things. i.e. (we had to repossess the car for non-payment or the renter would damage our car and we had to file an insurance claim against their insurance. If you end up at a branch that isn't in a nice part of town, your promotion chances are slim to none. 3) Workload: The amount of time and energy you spend at work is exhausting. At a minimum, you are working 49 hours per week and you are busy the ENTIRE time. There is always something to be done, no matter if there are customers in the store or not. You are either washing cars, collecting debt, looking for rentals that haven't been paid for, talking to insurance companies, closing out rental agreements, coordinating appointments with body shops, or some other task your manager gives you. Some days you will miss lunch due to be understaffed.

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  10. "Proceed with caution"

    2.0
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