Avis Budget Group

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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
486 Reviews
3.2
486 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 15 reviews)


Cons
  • In Albuquerque NM the upper management loves intimidation techniques (in 30 reviews)

  • long hours with no overtime, bad weather means flight delays (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    stressful and profitable during season

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money during season as long as you are provided with cars to rent. Good benefits including sick days and paid vacation.

    Cons

    No organization, lack of cars, no recognition for anything good. Its a roller-coaster of a job. You are part of a workers union here which offers both pros and cons itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for front line employees. Counter managers should actually be at the counter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good job for college aged kids

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Lots of time between flights

    Cons

    Managers make the job much more complicated then it needs to be
    Csi is a scam

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay rental agents direct commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work environment stressful

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    it is a job. Beats being homeless

    Cons

    days go by too fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love one another. Business is for people by people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    FIND ANOTHER RENTAL CAR COMPANY

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    Former Employee - Rover in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Rover in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    SOME of your managers are down to earth they may be leaving soon. They actually do allow you to work part time!

    Cons

    Part time could mean 1 day a week depending on if the manager likes you! Put in for time off may not get it based on seniority, most of the managers are more interested in gossip and being friends until corporate gets involved then they want to be managers, employees are allowed to gossip like high school kids. Take FOR EVER to give you proper uniform, weather gear! favorites are allowed to call out whenever they please, pay is just 1 dollar above minimum, get a raise make sure you are getting a Fair Minimum Pay or just starting because some started with more than others to do the same job! told about meetings the day of, if you dont know about it oh well!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Trying to be friends with everyone and manage!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bullies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Full-time, benefits, 2 days off in a row. Got to meet people from all around the world

    Cons

    micromanaging managers, Making employees to stand in 20 degree weather instead of in a warm car like the daytime workers do.Told to lie to customers about prices. Sexual harrassment on an everyday basis and management does nothing but sometimes join in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional....Stop the sexual harrassment. Comunicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    working in 24-hour 365 operations is very crazy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    free car and gas, great benefits & discounts for companies (verizon,expedia)

    Cons

    long hours with no overtime, bad weather means flight delays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Payscale has left a little to be desired and I am constantly micromanaged.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Job security is high since they have trouble maintaining employees at my location

    Cons

    I had better raises ten years ago in a high school job, Dont feel as though hard work is being rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to keep valuable employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company is mediocre at best

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    Former Employee - Territory Performance Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Performance Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    They have a good bit of the market share. They do get new vehicles regularly.

    Cons

    Their systems are severely limited and outdated. Constant struggle with upper management to get the resources needed to grow business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your systems to make it easier for customers and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crap

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    People I worked with were great.

    Cons

    Low Pay, Extremely Poor Management, Outdated equipment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not A Good Job If You Pay A Mortgage

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    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Bwi Airport, MD
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Bwi Airport, MD

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best part of this sales job was being able to drive their new cars

    Cons

    Poor pay...long hours...dealing with rude and angry customers every 5 mins...As an RSA, your primary job is to provide customers with rental cars. Since this company feels the need to offer cars for as low as $15/day via PriceLine...the cars were never available since everyone capitalized on this deal. That meant daily long lines while other rental companies stayed empty. Customers would argue with the RSAs daily because they had to wait 30mins or more in line to get a $15/day car. In order to make money, you had to up-sell their car class or sell them insurance( Which EveryOne Who Rents Cars, Know They Dont Need It ). Since Avis Budget has limited cars, you had to give your customers free up-grades anyway. Its pretty difficult to sell someone something once they have waited so long in line after having a long flight or maybe lay overs. Finally, If you are able to make any commission, 40% of that is taken out for tax purposes. The RSAs make about $9 hr which is Sub-Standard considering they are the front line of the company. With the money you make as a RSA, yo may be able to pay your cable,cell phone bill, and buy some groceries...Thats It.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire all new sales agents currently living at home with their parents

    Doesn't Recommend

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