Thrifty Car and Van Rental Reviews

Updated 5 Jun 2021

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2.3
21%
Recommend to a Friend
31%
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Thrifty Car and Van Rental Chairman Nigel Spokes  (no image)
Nigel Spokes
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Drive nice cars from time to time(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, great colleagues and work environment(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "minimum wage, possibility to have out of hours jobs, the manager can ask you not to come to work if the business is quiet(in 4 reviews)

  • "Every day is horrifically repetitive, with little variation and poor management on two teams(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      When the going gets tough.........

      17 Sep 2020 - Branch Manager in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Super strong senior management team who've had to make some difficult decisions recently, but ultimately saving the company. A great and positive place to work

      Cons

      None, I would come back tomorrow

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good earning opportunities not for the work shy

      30 May 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Coventry, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Potential for increased earnings through commission and target based bonuses

      Cons

      Can be very stressful and demanding physically and mentally

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Company

      12 Apr 2021 - Lead Customer Service Representative in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Salary Nice team work

      Cons

      Hours Management poor benefits dirty office

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great teams

      23 Mar 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, good mix of roles, great for building experience, chance to earn commission

      Cons

      Occasional long working days, weekend branch shutdowns cause remaining open ones to be extremely busy

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Ok

      31 Mar 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Derry, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice cars to get to drive

      Cons

      Unpaid over time which happened often

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Don't work there!

      4 May 2021 - Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Yearly pay review and free gym on site.

      Cons

      A poorly run business with extremely poor management who will happily HR spend their time covering up managers mistakes and do nothing to support the staff. A very long working day. No career opportunities.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Quality Driving Job

      30 Jan 2021 - Delivery Driver in Bury St Edmunds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well organised company to work for, amazing range of vehicles such a shame Bury office closed.

      Cons

      The only con was to pick smallest garage in bury to fix the Van's.

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      AWFUL

      22 Mar 2021 - Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible but that's about it

      Cons

      Awful management, no positive relations between staff, staff have no clue how to deal with customers service / the general public

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      eh

      8 Jan 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Ipswich, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fast pace and easy to do

      Cons

      rude workers and customers also

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Don’t recommend

      15 Feb 2021 - Driver in Heathrow, England, England
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      Pros

      Drive nice cars Nothing else is good

      Cons

      They’ll flip on you every chance they get No opportunity to advance in company Pay is poor

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