Not the greatest job for long term, but great for short term.
VSA (Former Employee) – Enfield, NS – 4 February 2017
During my 2.5 years with the company I've learned that there is little-to-no room for advancement in the company, especially from the position I was in. I requested numerous times to be tried for other positions, and was told I would be. When push came to shove, nothing came out of it, and I wasn't even given the opportunity to attempt other positions. Pay per hour is low, but, there are benefits included with the job after 3 months. They will hire on a few members for the summer, but let them go after 2.5 months, no warning or anything. Just be careful.
A Company that rewarded hard work and positive attitudes
City Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 September 2014
At Hertz Canada i was able to learn and grow through the Company . I started as a Fleet Control clerk, and finished as the Manager of a large territory and all it's related operations. I learned so much about people , business growth , and financial management , all as a result of working hard , being honest and positive , and always supporting my Superiors , as well as my specific Team. The hardest part of the job was trying to accomodate customers expectations in over booked situations. The best part of the job was growing personally , and as a manager alongside so many great coworkers.
fair compensation, company car
business success limited by limited fleet availability
Productive and good place to learn customer service skills
Counter Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 16 July 2014
a typical day at work requires a lot of fast-paced work, it requires u to be quick and efficient.
what i have learned from this job is even if your hired for a certain position u should still try to learn everyones roll, so if the person in an other appointed position needs help, you are able to assist.
co-workers where amazing ambitious individuals
Management was good not great.
the hardest part of the job is ,the lack of communication sometimes very rarely between workers.
the most enjoyable part of the job is satisfying the customers the best way we can
A fun place to work everyday comes with new challenges
Manager Associate (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 26 June 2014
Scheduled and reviewed car fleet inventory and rented this out according to car reservations. Learned to always be flexible and and adaptable. Company management is always focused on results not only in terms of profitability,but customer satisfaction and return business always a priority. With my co-workers we always help each other out in terms of sharing of resources, information and opportunities. Hardest part of the job are surprise last minute car reservations and this is where ones resourcefulness and problem solving come in handy. At the end of the day knowing that you have satisfied your customers to the best of your ability.
discount on car rentals
sometimes there are slack time which is good because it gives you time to do administration work
Great division, exciting and room for advancement.
Branch Manager - Western Canada (Current Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 18 June 2014
- Great balance between family and work, strongly encouraged. - Very tight team environment. - Strong leadership that places faith in their employees decision making skills. - Must be able to learn quickly, and on the fly. - Hard work is very visible in the branches success, and is noted.
Very fast paced environment with great people to work with
Distribution Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 April 2014
There is no fixed set of work. Every day is a new day and one have to start fresh. Very challenging work load with numerous objectives adding up every hour. Had to manage a diverse group of 75+ employees, work with them, motivate them and as a result get the best out of them. Had to make rapid decisions by using sound judgement to distribute and allocate rental fleet throughout the city of Calgary according to market conditions. Making the schedule for employees, doing payroll, hiring and firing according to seasonal demands.
I have learned a lot from this position and it has definitely made me a stronger professional. Management was very supportive and contributed to my learning process. Co-workers were fun, encouraging and were always there to make it happen. It was a great team environment and a collaborative effort.
Awesome people to work with, the upper management left a bad impression on me.
CLASS A MECHANIC (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 12 February 2014
I loved the people and the facility is awesome. However, with upper management favoring dysfunctional people, and ignoring those who truly contributed I myself never, ever had a comfort zone while I worked there. The lesson I took from the place is that loyalty to an employer should also be linked to how loyal that employer is to me. No loyalty to me=no loyalty to the job.
Every other wednesday Hertz lunch
Little or no loyalty from upper management. They talk the talk but don't walk the walk
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 February 2014
I attended my customers as they walked in the door confirmed that they had reservations and if they did not i would be more than happy to help them out with a rental. I also moved cars around with the lots and I sometimes helped with cleaning them. I answered the phones and did local reservations
Front Desk Agent (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 28 November 2013
Working at the airport location has benefits because you get to greet people who've never been to your city never mind your country and so you become a sort of ambassador to represent your city in all its glory, even in the bitter cold.
hertz working for them. Just a number, usa company in a canadian market all trying to run the same. EPIC FAILURE
service department (Current Employee) – Edmonton EDI – 18 November 2013
wage and benefits are par for the industry. Management has no power or back bone all looking out for themselves and managing the numbers to receive bonuses. constantly looking to replace high paid/ experienced staff with high school kids and wondering why staff is getting frustrated.
ANYONE LOOKING TO WORK FOR HERTZ SHOULD LOOK UP THE TEN WORST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN NORTH AMERICA . THE ARTICLE SAYS IT ALL, AND IT ONLY GOT WORSE IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS
Great employer to have worked for from 3 regional offices
Service Technician (Former Employee) – SK – 9 November 2013
I worked at a remote mine in Saskatchewan. I was hired by the Regina Office of Hertz Equipment Rental, but reported to the Supreme Steel Superintendant every work-day. I would attend morning meetings to get a feel for my workload. I would report my accomplishments to the Supreme Steel Superintendant. Then I would complete Hertz Equipment Field Reports and scan them to Regina for billing purposes. I would also scan my time sheet to Regina. Hertz Regina was a great place to report to. The employees and management were outgoing and helpful and deliveries were mostly on-time. Supreme Steel was a great customer and it was rare that we had disagreements. The best part of the job was the satisfaction of getting things done and providing minimum down-time. The hardest part was staying warm during the winter months when I had to work outside in a prairie wind.
Legal Secretary (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 28 October 2013
I enjoyed working here when I first started however after a year some of my co-workers either left or were let go and some of the other workers that were hired did not know their job and I had to do more than I should have. My employer also used to go out and not come back even though I needed cheques signed for closings. it was very stressful on me and on our clients who were waiting for keys for their new home. Sometimes I would not leave work until 6-7 p.m. because he was gone.
eBilling Clerk (Former Employee) – EDI, Edmonton Alberta (8660 61 street location) – 25 March 2013
The work was not hard, but communication is an issue. There is no real sense of job security or comfort, and I found working there to be quite a stress provoker. Hertz withholds a very negative work environment with minimal praise, and little support. I did not appreciate the extents my management went to to prove my disloyalty to the company, and the amount I was questioned on my work load. They will always take customer side, and do not stick together in corporate issues, and it makes for a very untrustworthy environment.
The customer service at the desk (Branch EDI - Desk) were amazing, they made each day a little easier. Seeing them was probably the best part of my day.
I learned how to manage my time effectively, provide customers with statement balances, organize accounts, and collections. I learned how to cope with negative situations in the workplace, and
The hardest part of my job was the lack of support I had in the company when I had an issue or problem with either my work or a customer inquiry that I could not assist with. I believe with strong communication business with thrive, and that is definitely a lacking part of the workplace.