Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – October 25, 2014
Cons: work/life balance
Terrible place to work. Management only sees $$ and continue to increase hours. Already expect 60+ hours a week. M-F (7am-630pm) Sat (9am-2pm) Sun (12pm-4pm). Tough to get time off. Customers are always mad at you and making a scene in the office and the company expects you to resolve all problems, even when it's not possible. Pay is below what they – more... promise. Company pays for lunches frequently as their way to feed you because you won't have time to take a lunch break. Management cares about their customers more than employees. – less
Pros: overtime, promotion culture, random free lunches, happy hours
Cons: burn out, no breaks, rare lunches, work through lunch while clocked out.
a typical day at work included cleaning cars, moving cars from location to location, picking up customers, selling customers on extra items, and employee team building exercises.
I learned how to work with difficult customers who felt they were owed the best. I learned that a happy customer who is educated in the ways rental truly works in MN often – more... repeated business and referred people to us.
The hardest part of the job was the burn out factor, and lack of breaks. – less
Manager In Training (Former Employee), Boston, MA – October 22, 2014
Cons: no work life balance
Lots of hours, little pay, stressful cut throat environment. While there I had 1 great manager, and 1 horrible one. Expect lots of hours and being treated like a minion. You are competing with your coworkers including you managers in each office.
Though the way there is also an aspect with your team that creates teamwork and a dysfunctional family – more... feeling.
The training they provide does come second to non. What they teach you in the first 3 months are ERAC will last your the rest of your retail life. – less
Management Trainee (Former Employee), Fresno, Cal – October 22, 2014
Pros: decent money
Cons: management trainees are overworked
When you get a job you are told that you will be working 49-52 hours a week which turns into 54-60 hours a week. Employees are promised advancement but it rarely comes to fruition. Management is rarely in the office for guidance, decision making, or mentorship. In this position you will be a glorified car washer.
Management Trainee - Daily Rental Department (Former Employee), Anchorage, AK – October 19, 2014
Pros: fast paced, never bored, advancement opportunities
Cons: work life balance, lack of lunches (airport setting), working with a younger culture
This employer is excellent to work for if you're looking to get your feet wet in the entry level position of business/sales and fresh out of college. The challenges are working with the public in a high stress environment and the most enjoyable parts of this career are pleasing your customers.
Customer Service / Reservations (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UT – October 18, 2014
I worked for this great company that offers competitive prices. I loved my job but due to the economy they shut down our location and did not inform us until they shut down. A couple of months before they shut down they promised "at home jobs" Come to find out I went to go to work one day and they handed me a box and a recommendation letter and let – more... me know I no longer had a job. – less
Rental Branch Manager (Former Employee), Fort Collins, CO – October 17, 2014
Pros: training, hard work, ability to run my own business, family owned company
A typical day at work begins at 630-7am and ends about the same time in the PM. Some locations are great and do not work on saturdays and sundays. The company is moving towards a 7 day work week and longer work schedules (yes there are lots of flex times). Benefits are great but until management level is reached the payoff is small. If you are with – more... the company for more than 4 years and are not promoted to manager (or other part of company) then you are working too hard and there are other companies that will pay more and work less. All co-workers are college grads, like to have a good time, and are willing to work hard with you. What i learned is to work with people (co-workers and customers) and most importantly confidence in myself. Hardest part of the job is working with an office of people who do not want to work. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with people who are confident, results driven, and who rally behind a common theme. My experience was a real "family" environment. This assumes you have and Area Manager that shows advocacy for their team. – less
MANAGEMENT TRAINEE (Current Employee), Gardena, CA – October 16, 2014
Pros: great team work, learn to run your own business
Cons: long hours
Responsible for understanding cost control, reading my branch's P&L statement, and understanding what it takes to run a profitable business Gain responsibility for developing new business and maintaining current relationships Effectively communicate, influence, and interact with all types of customers, vendors and co-workers Deliver superior customer – more... service – less