Enterprise Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 30 Jul 2020

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  1. "If you love people and love driving you'll love Enterprise."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I wake up every morning actually excited to find out what the day has in store for me. Every day is different, and I love the incredibly fast pace of life at Enterprise from dawn to dusk every day! The job involves lots of customer interaction, plenty of driving nice new cars and if you want a break from all of that you can take a step back and ensure vehicles are clean, safe and fuelled (Yes, in a suit. Don't understand why people have such a thing about that?). 100% recommended for the sort of person who just can't sit still!

    Cons

    Occasionally you get some challenging customers. Pay is pretty average at the start, however there's plenty of opportunity. The hours are long but they are very upfront about this.

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  2. "You don’t need a degree to excell at this job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, you learn a lot about sales and how to read your customers

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours and poor work life balance

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  3. "Career progression"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Derry, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Enterprise full-time

    Pros

    Fast tracked career Pay plan is great once you start moving up the ladder More opportunities across the UK Good insight to different roles Fast paced business environment

    Cons

    Long hours Poor work life balance 6 day weeks if you commute to your branch Made a lot of good people redundant due to COV19 Some achievements go unrecognised depending on which group you are part of for the company.

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    "Not for the faint hearted"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Carlisle, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great team work - Training is good You will learn a lot in this company regarding how to run a company and this will set you up, and the training really is second to none. You will work with great people, as it tends to be work hard/play hard types, and those guys will get you through the gruelling weeks!

    Cons

    Incredibly long hours - High pressure - You're just a number - burnout is likely. In the Cumbria offices, you will regularly (consistently) work 60-80 hour weeks; this does mean driving when you are exhausted at times - dangerous. The role is very high-pressured, especially when you are day-running and you don't have enough cars in the lot and you have to keep accepting deals. Be prepared to help clean cars in your nice suit no matter whether it is rain, snow or sunshine!

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    "A good scheme but long hours and driving"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Intern Management Trainee in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enterprise is a good sales scheme and offers plenty of opportunities to progress.

    Cons

    Enterprise has long hours, lots of driving, unreasonable asks and managers care more about money and tick box exercises than you

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  6. "This job ruined my mental health!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Newcastle, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic team to work with Quarterly nights out with big budgets Quick career progression

    Cons

    Long (illegally long) hours You're easily replaced Unpaid overtime expected Loads of driving No breaks (so expect 12+ hour shifts on no food or water) Have to work weekends Start work before your family and finish after them Less than minimum wage once you take into account your overtime Sexism covered up with their 'Women in Rental' events

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  7. "Good benefits long hrs always"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Branch Rental Manager in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Enterprise full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits company car privet health care 25 days holiday goes to 30 after 5 years + bank holidays

    Cons

    very long hours, expect to be doing 50-60 hrs a week

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  8. "Management Trainee"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Southend-on-Sea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Drive nice cars, good people, team-work culture, can progress into management

    Cons

    Long hours, tough customers, emphasis on sales, lots of driving, repetitive, weekends

  9. COVID-19

    "Only work here if you are desperate for work experience."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Trainee in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Sometimes you can have a laugh - Some customers are nice, occasionally. - If you can wade through all of the **** for 10 years you might have an okay job (until they make you redundant when the next pandemic/recession comes).

    Cons

    - Hideously long hours (60+ a week was not abnormal) - Severely underpaid for the amount of responsibility put on your shoulders. - Very boring and meaningless work. - Driving, driving, and driving some more - this is your job. This is not a graduate scheme until you have spent at least 1 year as a driver. Head office wouldn't tell you that, mind you.

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