Avis Budget Group

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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
467 Reviews
3.2
467 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 13 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.  

    Worst run agency

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    Good prices for consumers on autos at some locations

    Cons

    The way they treat customers is the worst I have seen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training on how to deal with travelers that are already stressed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Avis Budget Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount on car rentals was nice

    Cons

    underpaid job for the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more for better candidates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Feels like the Bad News Bears!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RSA  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - RSA in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    My check always goes through.

    Cons

    Upper management, middle management if they don't like you they don't want you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all have bad days, just understand that. After all we understand it when you are bitchy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Avis high stress low pay but good training

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fleet Distribution Manager
    Former Employee - Fleet Distribution Manager

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

    Pros

    Avis had a very good training and a good quality program at least until the recession. They did have a very loyal group of employees with ten year.

    Cons

    Very low pay for mgmt., long hours, and high stress. They started various programs and business initiatives but did not support them which caused them to fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees, support suburban market development,

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Operations Manager Trainee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    Free cars, gas, insurance. Got to drive nice cars like Chargers, etc.

    Cons

    It feels like going to college and having a job at the same time. The MTC program was a killer. You do online classes and if you fail, then management looks down at you. I worked for the company for 5 months and I had managers who treated me poorly, told me which car I could or could not drive, got really furious when I drove a car I wanted, even though it was in my guidelines to do so. I was never good in school, so I failed every assessment on the mtc program. I expected it to be a job, not school. If I wanted to take assessments and classes I would have just gone to college. This company worked me about 50-60 hours a week and bosses got furious and pissed off for the smallest thing and used vulgar language. My manager always got pissed off, and cursed everyone out just because he wasn't having a good day. I am so thankful to not be with them anymore. A free car and 40k a year is not worth the stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the MTC program, train managers hands on, stop cursing out your workers because without them you cant run your office. Fire or put in place all the stubborn big boss managers who say: do as i do and not by the book.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    ok with their service

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    they provide good benefits for their senior employees

    Cons

    no good working condition for low employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be sure you really want to work for them

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never work for this one.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent  in  Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Hattiesburg, MS

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

    Pros

    Test drive cars, its a job.

    Cons

    No Breaks, low pay, lack of management, no benefits. The Agency Operator does not communicate with you on what days to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another Agency Operator that can do their job and communicate much better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Madhouse with little structure

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The salary, possible quarterly and annual bonuses, company car, free gas, and insurance

    Cons

    The operation is chaotic! "Having a sense of urgency" is an understatement. Management is not valued and has a high turn over rate. Employees had more respect than employees because of bargaining agreements. LOOOOOOONG hours! Wait, maybe you didn't understand "LOOOOOOOONG hours" After calculating the amount of hours you have worked in comparison to your annual salary, you might as well work as an associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a sense of care for the employees and plan the operations/reservations accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hobby

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Managers are laid back don't get involved in associates confrontations.

    Cons

    Co worker's enjoy he say she say and small talk. Pay is not enough to put up with frustration. Old women been there for 25+ years they love to make people unhappy. Hobby location is so messy everyday its a new situation. The senior employees run new people away and corporate is trying to figure out why the turn over rate is thru the roof. Union guidelines don't make any sense you are forced to work others schedule if u have no seniority which include graveyard with very little notice even on your off days. Feels like company don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of old gossiping ladies who are unhappy with themselves change union rules to benefit entire operation. Increase base pay because hobby isn't making as much as bush but doing 3x the amount of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Under valued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    As a manager you get to drive company car for free. Free car Free gas

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of stress due to company goal of trying to keep entire fleet on rent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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