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ArtooDetoo
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Management Trainee Programs - Advice/Experience?


Has anyone personally gone through or know someone who has gone through a management trainee/rotational program? For example, Enterprise Rental Car, Sherwin Williams, JC Penney etc.

Wondering if you can truly rise through the ranks into a decent management position or are you just used up as cheap labor until you burn out? I know the starting money isn't great ($30k-$35k), but if you could climb the ladder quickly then it may be worth it.

I've heard good things and bad things, looking for a little realistic middle ground.

Thoughts/advice appreciated for a young guy looking to make his place in the working world.







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Im4datigers
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run quickly from enterprise. 2 years of my life I wouldn't trade, but I'd never go back or wish that shithole on anyone either.





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ArtooDetoo
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Anything in particular that makes Enterprise shitty? Pay, structure, work, customers?





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Im4datigers
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google it and go to glassdoor. The hours suck, the customers are all bitchy a-holes. If aren't a corporate cheerleader and brown nose the shite out of managment, then you're not a team player and managment looks down on you for promotions etc.

They make the pay sound attractive for someone with avergae grades and a degree, but $30-$35k a year for as many hours you put in boils down to really about $20k a year.

Oh yeah, and don't dare try and skip an after work happy hour or try and have a family.






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Anything in particular that makes Enterprise shitty? Pay, structure, work, customers?



Have fun washing cars in 90 deg heat wearing a shirt and tie.



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Im4datigers
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Have fun washing cars in 90 deg heat wearing a shirt and tie.


Not sure how I forgot this one! Yeah, if you do decide to go to work there, definitely don't buy expensive clothing. You'll regret it big time and be replacing it often.






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TEAUXLER
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I've been with enterprise for 11 years. Been very good to me and my family.





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ArtooDetoo
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Did you start as a management trainee? If so, what made you stick it out through the BS that other posters are saying Enterprise puts you through? Other insight is helpful as well, thanks!





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TEAUXLER
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Young, single... Just out of college. Not much else to do but work. Understood how to play the game early. Knew what I had to do to get promoted. Liked the fact I was in control of myself. True, some days suck but overall it has been a fun ride. $150k+ ain't bad either !





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ArtooDetoo
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Thanks for the advice. What do you mean by knowing how to play the game? Is it a lot of arse kissing like other posters have indicated?





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