Pros: Overtime guaranteed, Drive brand new cars, Great co-workers
Cons: No work/life balance, difficult to be promoted, no facial hair allowed, only white collared shirts (no exceptions), slow computers
A typical day at work consists of being at the branch around 6:30am or 7am depending on your location. We close at 6pm, however, we generally leave around 6:30pm, later if more work has to get done. You do get paid overtime, typically on a 50-60 hour workweek. Enterprise taught me about running a business, however, it is very restricting on giving you the tools needed to make your own paycheck. The management style is situational, there is always a constant shift in management due to promotions, lateral moves, and frequent resignations and terminations.
The best part of ERAC, by far, is the people that you work with, it literally keeps the job from crushing you. You meet people from all different aspects of work and backgrounds. Spending 11 hours a day with some one 5-7 days a week will allow you to really get to know each other and co-workers begin to feel like family.
The hardest part of the job is the horrible lack of work/life balance. You are there 12-13 hours per day, about 4-10 hours on the weekends. There are constant updates and changes in promotion policy, which makes it difficult to be promoted. The retention rate is also a huge problem, thus making the entire company understaffed at all times. The computers are also extremely slow to be such a huge and profitable company.
The most enjoyable part of the job is being around your co-workers and being able to test drive all of the newest vehicles since they keep a fleet of the most recent vehicles of all classes.