Q: What is it like working at Enterprise Holdings?
Software Engineer in St. Louis:
"Enterprise IT Culture and Experience."
Pros: -- Enterprise is a well-known and well respected employer in the Greater St. Louis area.
-- When I joined Enterprise from my previous company, there was a significant pay bump.
-- Enterprise IT has a good policy regarding remote work. (2 days/week for all IT employees)
-- Enterprise has invested a lot of money in developing mobile applications for consumers and for internal employees...that's probably a good thing for a mobile developer.
-- The IT employees, for the most part, are welcoming and there is an on boarding process for new employees.
-- There are many opportunities to work on technology projects that will be used by employees and Enterprise/Alamo/National customers.
-- The IT leadership has many good ideas about the future of Enterprise and technology.
Cons: -- Many of the IT rental systems at Enterprise are very, very old. Instead of upgrading and "sunsetting" them, we still dedicate resources to maintain them and develop complicated web services to continue using the old IT systems.
-- There are constant changes in the organizational structure in IT. This mostly takes place at the management level; however, I did move to a different team and had to train myself on a different skill set since I have started.
-- IT management is very tight-lipped to employees. Many times, I get the feeling that my manager or department manager is not telling the truth.
-- I have a feeling that Enterprise will struggle in the future as brands like Uber and Lyft continue to become more popular.
-- It's difficult to be promoted on this IT team.
-- I have a fairly long commute to the IT offices, which is about 45 miles each way. On a good day, my commute is 45 minutes. On a bad day, the commute can take an hour or more...no public transportation.
Manager Trainee in Lyndhurst:
"Great Place to Start a Business Career."
Pros: Enterprise is a fun, friendly place where teamwork and customer service make everyone's day better. Employees learn the skills needed to run their own business (if they someday start one) or someone else's business. There is a wealth of knowledge to be acquired, so it is important to read to work hard, and learn. Every day is different, but each day is what you make of it. In fact, the whole experience of working with Enterprise Holdings is what you make of it. It can either be stressful and not fulfilling work, or an exciting and rewarding career. One of the founding values and cultural tenants of Enterprise is working hard and being rewarded for that hard work. Success does not always come easily, but most people do not get anywhere in life because of entitlement. Success is earned.
Cons: It is almost unanimous that management trainees, assistants, and branch managers should get paid more.