Avis Budget Group

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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
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2.9 375 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

Avis Budget Group CEO Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson

(131 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including sick days and paid vacation(in 16 reviews)

  • It's a Union location and there is great benefits because of the Union(in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does NOT listen or care about the workforce(in 23 reviews)

  • long hours with no overtime, bad weather means flight delays(in 19 reviews)

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    Sometimes good, sometimes bad

    RWC (Former Employee)

    ProsCustomer interaction, great benefits, great hourly pay, good training, uniforms provided, ability to shift trade

    Consproblems with work life balance, pressure to make it to work no matter the weather conditions, commissions are low, low morale, lack of ability to move up in the company

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to feedback from employees, consider the reality of the weather when putting stress on employees to make it to work, better commission

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosmanagement and employees are great and assist in helping with sales pitch constantly

    Conshigh stress and you have to push products to every customer even if you know that customer doesnt need them

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    it was a learning experince

    Vendor Specialist (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    Prosat the time i started at Avis it was a growing Company. There was room for advancement. People were very friendly. Therou e were some perks.

    Consthey are outsourcing certain departments. you do not know if your job will be there in coming months, no job security.

    Advice to Senior Managementtheir is no personal growth in this company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In Pittsburgh, the operations are right but the execution is lacking.

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsFortune 500 company, being in management has its perks

    Conslack of attention to detail, listening to employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people with a purpose in life, not just people who go with the flow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great job if you like sitting around doing nothing.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosalways working overtime so the pay was not too bad

    Consbase pay really low and the raises are not that great.

    Advice to Senior Managementstart people with higher base pay especially if they have a history of sales.

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    Average

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people with knowledge of the industry. Customer focus is good.

    ConsRental car industry is not a growth industry which limits opportunity to grow and be creative. Need leverage technology to a much greater extent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a longer term view of things

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Transferred from one Avis to another, bad idea.

    RSA (Current Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsWorked at the San Francisco Ca. location, did awesome selling there, coworkers and managers were great. I transferred to Louisville Ky for family reasons and I dread going to work now. Managers are unorganized, asking me for help, pay is drastically different as well as the commission. Although I appreciate them transferring me, I am now seeking another job. Tired of apologizing to customers because the managers cant do their job.

    ConsThe commission pay is drastically different. Not fair either. The location I work at does not follow the union contract either.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what your job is and do it. Don't hide for hours when us RSA's have to apologize to customers because they have to wait for more than 2 hours for a car they reserved... not fair that we take all the heat.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    as soon as they hire you they are looking for ways to fire you

    Shuttler (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    Prosovertime by the boatloads great co workers driving cool cars long trips to far and out of state locations

    Consadvancement is hard when they barely hire from with shift bid is awful because they have people who been there for ages and you can't get a better shift and the pay is pennies you'll have to work twice as hard to just to get by

    Advice to Senior Managementsell outs who only look out for themselves and they would send their favorite employee up the river without a paddle most of the run around with like a chicken with its head cut off

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsThe benefits are superb and the people I worked with were great. I couldn't say anything bad about anyone I ever worked with during my time there.

    ConsManagers micro-manage you and definitely feel like you have a baby sitter at all times. As an adult, there is no reason to make your employees feel like this unless they have proven themselves as unreliable. Pay is below industry standards, but I suppose the great benefits make up for that.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook to your current employees who have the skills and knowledge of the industry. Do not only hire outside talent since they "might" bring new ideas. Start having fun again, like you used to, as going to work each day should not drain you as a person.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCan make a lot in commission for a college-age student. A lot of employees have also been there for a good amount of time. Get to know your co-workers well, and have fun while building sales skills

    ConsSales-burn out.. Repetitive script & cheap customers. Micromanaged employees, poor fleet management. Senior agents get first pick on the good sales days regardless of performance

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