Avis Budget Group

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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
536 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.  

    Many long days for little satisfaction

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Ability to travel to different locations

    Cons

    Low pay
    Zero work-life balance
    Family atmosphere not for management employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people for the time and sacrifice they give everyday!

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

    Good start to my career, but lacked long term growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    It gave me a chance when I was young and just getting started. Good computer skill training. Good benefits overall. My immediate co-workers were friendly.

    Cons

    I did not enjoy my management team and often felt held back. My manager one time kept track of how long I went to the bathroom (7 minutes). I was micro managed and felt underpaid and under appreciated. Truly lacked general appreciation on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs more interpersonal skills and should be encouraging younger employees to innovate. The living the values awards should be more than once a year and regular recognition should be implemented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Less than average

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The job was fun. Company car.

    Cons

    Very old school. No forward thinking. Organization driven by fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the directors and notice the turnover. You have a great product but mid level management is in fear of their jobs and it rolls downhill.

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

    The culture has changed too much; they're looking for twice work in half time; hurting their ability to keep employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company has decent benefits, and seems to attract people. There still is a good feeling about working for the company and the competition for tops in the RAC market.

    Cons

    Once they know that you are good, they expect an exponential amount. They throw more and more, until you are covered. They just can not seem to keep good employees becuase they work them to death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avis always said there was a good work/life balance. I suggest that you take a long look at the mirror.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good opportunity for college graduate if you want no free time, management threats, and a crazy amount of paper work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Company vehicle and that's it.

    Cons

    1 manager to watch 30 employees is crazy. Responsible for more reports than possible to handle. 50+ hours minimum per week and no work life-balance. Very poor leadership and communication from everyone when in peak seasons. Poor quarterly bonuses even if location is doing excellent. To much gossip from sales associates which should not be allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better work-life balance. Lets managers do their job as described when initially hired. Hire an admin person for reports and let managers focus on the important part...sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    former employee

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    Former Employee - N/A in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - N/A in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Descent benefits & corporate discounts. Very casual work clothes (shorts in the summer time, jeans in the winter). Descent annual bonuses based on how the company did over all.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to get & transferring out is hard as well. There is a lot of favoritism in different departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to stay in their offices during regular business hours. Some managers come and go when they please. Most management also needs to be available to their employees when a "supervisory" call becomes available.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Swindle and be swindled

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    THE MONEY IS AMAZING!!!! As a RSA. Learn how to "persuade" people to upgrade and buy insurance and this is THE BEST company to work for. Stay for a year or so make as much as you can and GTFO lbvvvvvvvs!

    Cons

    EVERYTHING ELSE. The leadership and team are all back stabbing and sneaky. I should know I became drenched in the disgusting culture of the company. Everyone knows the evil backbone of this company yet no one does anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out! Step down and allow good clean hard working people who care about customers to replace you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Avis budget need organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Control Agent in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Agent in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Working with some great ppl, provided uniforms, discounts on a lot

    Cons

    Shift bid, management lack there of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more to the employees, become more compassionate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I been working at avis for 2 months

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, and u get to drive new cars

    Cons

    pay is 8 dollars a hour, no benefits for part-time employees plus they don't wanna hire fulltime so they don't have to give them, ,co-workers don't work as a team, management doesn't care about nothing but getting the cars on the ready line, I see coworkers invading each other sexual space and that's against everthing they learned in training, if u clock in one min late that goes as a point twords u and if u get a certain Amount of points like 6 in your first 90 days u could be fired even if its one min late, they have no grace period or respect for people lives, a line of ppl could be waiting to clock on for 2oclock in the eveing and your scheduled to clock on at the same time as them, and your the last person to clock in and it was 2:01, they don't care they will give u a point, smh I mean it happen to me 3 times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your leads, make sure your management are looking out for their good and hard working employees, eliminate sexual harassment from the job and give part time workers an opportunity to progress, and give employees a 5min grace period

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    stressful and profitable during season

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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