Avis Budget Group

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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
105 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including sick days and paid vacation (in 19 reviews)

  • It's a Union location and there is great benefits because of the Union (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Deal with it" from upper management then blamed for poor customer review (in 31 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Leadership does not walk their talk. Promotions are more often political than based on merit.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Northeast, NY

    I worked at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    Benefits are very good.
    Lots of very experienced associates
    Well maintained vehicles
    If you don't mind moving every 2-3 years your growth potential is much better

    Cons

    Middle management manages by fear,
    Primary feedback is negative making you feel like every day may be your last
    Bonus while generous is based on a plan that is not shared by upper and middle management
    Pay is much lower than equivalent positions and responsibilities
    Management seems more concerned with stock price than quality of service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people what they are worth
    Focus on the customer rather than the stockholder
    If you take care of the customer then the frontline employees your stock price will take care of itself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You will never get anywhere no matter how hard you try.

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    Current Employee - Car Servicer in Scranton, PA
    Current Employee - Car Servicer in Scranton, PA

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    some days are slow so you will get some down time to recharge. Hard to find many pros for this job and or company.

    Cons

    Work as hard as you can but you will never be further along in this job. pay stinks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into who is doing what at each and every position and location. I bet you find some are carrying the place much more then others. My boss just got elite boss status...lol what a joke

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Finance manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free company car with paid gas and insurance. Free company cellphone with paid services. Some management are genuine and care the employees. Good exposure to upper management. Able to learn a lot about car rental industry.

    Cons

    Condescending upper management, unnecessary face time, long hours (11hours per day), high turnover in some teams, manger being micro management, inefficient HR, no exit interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop calling your employees stupid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    So far eh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    Location and hours. Good manager so far.

    Cons

    Too many coworkers that have attitudes, sales sabotage environment from coworkers, pay eh, training inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand opportunities that are corporate to areas other than VA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low salary and really uninspiring, insincere management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get into so an easy resume builder. Good training opportunities - if you take the time to pursue them yourself and convince your manager to reimburse. Depending on your manager, lots of opportunities to learn and try new things. 35 hour work week.

    Cons

    Sketchy management practices overall. Most managers will will say one thing but do another which results in low morale and trust. But leadership team has recently changed - again - so perhaps this will slowly change too as it was a "trickle-down" effect from one bad seed in upper management who has since been replaced. Q4 usually sees layoffs at HQ (last 5-6 years) so employees constantly waiting to see if this year is their turn. To meet their numbers, management will make up performance "issues" out of the blue to try and get higher salaried people to resign (without severance) so they can hire a lower paid replacement. Old school - like your Grandfather or Dad's "good old boys" company culture. Female advancement to upper management is low, and layoffs for older females disproportionately high. A few token upper management females exist, but they are generally not given key initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was smart to replace newer, toxic president with someone that has worked his way up in the company. The new president should replace all the bad eggs hired under that old president to try and restore the company culture to what it was 10+ years ago under Salerno. High shareholder earnings are great, but it doesn't have to be at the expense of a healthy culture. Thankfully I now work for a company that has both high stock and a healthy culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great if you're looking to settle.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    Great management.
    Great work-life balance.
    Very flexible hours.

    Cons

    Inability to be innovative.
    Slow to move due to politics.
    Inability to move higher unless you move to headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less beauracracy, empower your employees to be innovative and challenge them more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    if you dont have a bachelors annd dont mind working weekends then its a good place to start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    if you dont have a degree annd dont mind working weekends then its a good place to start. not a lot of responsiblity beyond showing up . that is if you have a minimum amount of bills to be paid.

    Cons

    no room to grow. limited hiring from within, not capable of real change, management is not competent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    limited structure, day to day limited plan , social atmosphere is weak, rude and classless in some managerial techniques.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very repetitive will get boring after one year

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rental Agent
    Current Employee - Rental Agent

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

    Pros

    The is opertunity to make good commissions during busy times

    Cons

    Overbooking cars very little management support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    bad selection

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    good environment and climax in the office

    Cons

    quite good company values and good collegues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    about

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Service and loyalty mean nothing to this company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Descent benefits including medical, 401k, employee rental rates and free vacation car allowances. Established and stable company.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in district management. Lack of consistency in implementing and enforcing policies. High turnover of some staff. Overall very low morale in staff. Loyalty and knowledge of long time staff are not valued. Innovation is not valued either. Avis has moved from a customer service organization to a pure sales profitability business. Employees are not valued or treated well despite their service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decisions about policies including vacation requests, shift bids, scheduling, are disorganized and changed without reason and on the fly sometimes. Giving the impression management does NOT know what its doing. Flippant changes and inconsistent enforcement of rules leads to extremely low morale as well as confusion of staff. For example in my 20 years there, policies on vacation requests have changed each year!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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