Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Avis Budget Group CEO Ron Nelson
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Pros
  • Good benefits including sick days and paid vacation (in 19 reviews)

  • great pay great benefits rent a car discount (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • In Albuquerque NM the upper management loves intimidation techniques (in 31 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance but it depends on your project (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Great Company Bad location

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    Former Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ~great benefits
    ~company seems nice

    Cons

    ~terrible management
    ~no room to grow
    ~pays not that good
    ~unless you've worked there for 20 plus year they will not try to change your schedule

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more organized, take in consideration of the feelings newer employer


  2. Director CRM & Loyalty

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None I can think of. Salary was at market. Benefits the usual thing.

    Cons

    No Marketing Leadership. Marketing leadership was only concerned about keeping itself "safe". Strategy changed daily. I didn't know the car rental business -- It's all they say about it, ruthless. And, the people were not trustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will change the culture. It's built into the bones.


  3. Good starter job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group part-time

    Pros

    The best reason is the amount of independence a sales agent has--once they are trained. The pay is okay for a job that does not require a degree.

    Cons

    If you don't like unhappy people, you won't like this job. Travelers are often tired and grouchy.
    The work can be seasonal in a tourist town and advancement limited.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get more decision making authority for your store. If the employees see more task delegation authority from their manager, they will have more respect for their manager.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Rental Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you can sell and work a lot of overtime you can potentially make decent money. Union Job. Benefits. If you are good, you can climb the corporate ladder. Our district manager and senior airport manager both started with entry level jobs.

    Cons

    Working an entry level customer service job in the rental car industry is brutal. You have to have thick skin. Customers will constantly berate you. To the company you are just a number and you are only as good as your sales. The payout tiers are bogus. Unlike most sales jobs, your commission is penalized when you don't make a sale. There is a high turnaround with management (At least at the san jose location). Because of this ,often times a veteran sales agent is way more knowledgeable than the managers hired to lead and guide them. I use the term manager loosely as they don't have a lot of power. They are more like supervisors. A good sales agent will take home more money than a manager. When you first start you will be stuck on the night shift and will have random days off. You will also work every single holiday. Say goodbye to any social life. I know people who have been with the company 15 years who still don't have weekends off. The "employee discount" is pretty much whatever the nicest manager wants to charge you. Often times you can find cheaper rates on priceline or costco! And lastly choose your battles wisely because the sales agent will usually lose. Management will always take the customer's side. And even internally. If you have a disagreement with a manager, the manager usually wins.

    Advice to Management

    If you are incompetent, please realize this and don't make your employees lives miserable. Understand that even though you are higher up on the corporate scale, you are working with other human beings who deserve to be treated with respect. Recognize your most talented sales agents and reward them accordingly.


  6. Helpful (1)

    So-so

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, exposure to multiple business facets, room to advance

    Cons

    Less than desirable environment, unnecessary competition between employees, layoffs, company performance

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fostering development of company culture & new/innovative product and service offerings


  7. Très moyen

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Roissy-en-France (France)
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Roissy-en-France (France)

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bon esprit d'équipe
    Culture service Client

    Cons

    PSE restructuration latente
    Salaire au plancher
    Manque de moyen (informatique, véhicule, personnel...)
    Cadence infernale


  8. Helpful (1)

    Ok

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Agent in Bay City, MI
    Current Employee - Service Agent in Bay City, MI

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work at your own pace

    Cons

    Bad equipment terrible conditions


  9. Helpful (1)

    Don't work here if you want to be treated like a person.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are generous - 401K, summer Friday's, PTO. All are good.

    Cons

    The company forces out their most tenured employees. They have little care fork ur individual well being. They lack empathy and it reflects through the company culture. All that matters is hitting their EBITDA targets come hell or high water.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Avis Budget Group (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours. Allows people to have a good work life balance when it comes to account management. Some weekend work required, but that is dependent on clients, not dictated by actual office.

    Cons

    Poor pay for amount of work. Base pay is low and the percentage for bonus is weak. If they were to compensate small base pay with better bonus it would help.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro management. Micromanaging causes nothing but stress on the employees and squishes productivity.


  11. Helpful (1)

    tipical SSC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the AP team worked well together,

    Cons

    stress, management does not take employees into consideration, boring job

    Advice to Management

    work life balance is important, at least act like you care



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