Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
497 Reviews

3.2
497 Reviews
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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 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    All the hours you could want, for all the wrong reasons...

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly coworkers
    - OK benefits

    Cons

    - Not necessarily managed well
    - Management & supervisor inefficiencies caused a lot of extra work, but nobody willing to work it for same reason
    - Not willing to work with everyone's schedules
    - Some room for advancement, but you have to fight those already in place for it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Consider termination or shuffling of those who are "buddy buddy" with everyone due to tenure, management and associate alike; these attitudes cost time, money, and cause high turnover.
    - Consider doing what's best for operations, not what's going to make you friend(s)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    So far the job is fulfilling, a lot of great colleague's that don't mind being helpful to the "new person".

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    Current Employee - CBD (Courtesey Bus Driver)  in  Romulus, MI
    Current Employee - CBD (Courtesey Bus Driver) in Romulus, MI

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are many great opportunities the company has for their employees, there is room in the company for you to grow and move up.

    Cons

    Just that the way they have things set up as far as you being a new hire, scheduling is not all that great, most if the time you never know your days off until the new work relief schedule is put up, a day before or last day of your previous schedule. Nothing nice!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another way to fit new hire's on the schedule without them feeling like they probably won't have a life working with this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Make money, be prepared to lie

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    Former Employee - Counter Sales Representative  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Counter Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Money, fun, money, friends, money

    Cons

    Management, moral emptiness, shady co-workers, backstabbing managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep around the good ones, get rid of the bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Family/Work life

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst Level II  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst Level II in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers are Fair and the benefits are decentt. The work/home life is great. They really value family and family time. They have flex hours in the summer to get home to the family. They have floating holidays and let you leave early the day before a holiday.

    Cons

    Training was almost non existent. The salary is on the lower end compared to other companies. They lack support for growth in certain areas. We have the ability to work from home, however they do not allow it unless it benefits them (like working after hours or on weekends)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management generally has good communication with employees, certain areas in the company do not promote growth within the company. The company in certain departments has a high turnover rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company is ever-changing, which is a good thing, but has been challenged to see things through before acting.

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    Former Employee - Corporate Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed the freedom to manage my workday the way I saw fit. As long as you are performing, they give you a longer leash typically.

    Cons

    Follow through on strategy and not enough sales training courses. More recognition and positive reinforcement needed. Budget truck rental is poorly run and deserves better as the cash cow of this organization. Overaged fleet with poor customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Live in the moment" more and really celebrate the victories. Don't just ring a bell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to start as carrier, but not easy to grow.

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    Current Employee - Database Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Database Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Work Culture
    -Compensation
    -Benefits - 401K, Vacations
    - Flexible timings based on the group one works.

    Cons

    - Conservative in terms of spending expenses for Technology.
    - Growth rate is low.
    - Lots of oldies holding the senior position.
    - Reviews and Goals are just formalities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Management need to focus in Promoting the youngsters and give them chance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Avis tries harder.

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    Former Employee - Return Agent  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Return Agent in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    always working with new cars, diverse customers.

    Cons

    sometimes overwhelmed with returns, it was a lonely feeling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    it been very good

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    Current Employee - Shutler  in  College Park, GA
    Current Employee - Shutler in College Park, GA

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    its a paying job with few advancements

    Cons

    not enough pay and not enough regular hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more chance to advance or you will continue to loss employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It is a fast-paced environment with a business causal culture.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Full-time employees are offered medical insurance, flexible hours, teamwork when necessary, numerous returning customers, commission, uniforms, business casual, ability to drive multiple cars, incentives for high achievers and fast-paced employment opportunity.

    Cons

    No formal training, lack of professional communication, unorganized chaos and wasteful paper consumption.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest an anonymous or employee suggestion box. Overall, this company could improve and increase their bottom line, retain employees and increase customer service, if employees could participate and it is utilized to benefit the company. Happy employees may increase productivity and customer satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Research....Research...Research I researched what Avis had to offer as far careers, advancement, pay and benefits.

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    Current Employee - PSR  in  Cheektowaga, NY
    Current Employee - PSR in Cheektowaga, NY

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interview process was specific and to the point. As was the title and description of the positions available at the time of the interview.Co-workers are welcoming.Management is reachable. Benefits great !!! I am learning a lot ! Full time hours and offer overtime hours.

    Cons

    Not all co workers are mature or respectful of other co workers or customers. Some co workers have disgusting habits...Managment takes care of it if they see it or hear it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get new equipment for Rovers to use to more efficiently serve customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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