Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
499 Reviews

3.3
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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.  

    Great place for someone just starting a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment. It's a great place for someone just out of school.

    Cons

    Salary and annual raises are not comparable to experience or individual performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Individual performance should have some weight on raise increases and bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my time at ABG, but the new North American SLT is more concerned with appearances than results.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Fun job, great people. CEO Ron Nelson is a rock star who has led the company incredibly well and made genius acquisitions.

    Cons

    The political environment in the North American group is unbelievable, Pres decides if he likes you or not and they boys take it from there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the emphasis on politics and measure the individual, not how much they appear to agree with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This company has some goods but plenty of bads.

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Competitive but respectful coworkers
    Relatively relaxed working environment
    Very extensive and paid training
    Plenty of items and services to sell
    Meet new people from all over the world

    Cons

    Horrible hours for employees with no seniority
    Lack of support from some managers
    Lack of staff late at night
    Lack of vehicles for the amount of reservations
    More than fair share of irate customers
    Commission unfair for amount of revenue brought in
    Lack of productivity in some of the other workgroups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put at least half of the effort you do making the customer happy into making your employees happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sometimes good, sometimes bad

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    Former Employee - RWC
    Former Employee - RWC

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

    Pros

    Customer interaction, great benefits, great hourly pay, good training, uniforms provided, ability to shift trade

    Cons

    problems with work life balance, pressure to make it to work no matter the weather conditions, commissions are low, low morale, lack of ability to move up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to feedback from employees, consider the reality of the weather when putting stress on employees to make it to work, better commission

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    learning experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    management and employees are great and assist in helping with sales pitch constantly

    Cons

    high stress and you have to push products to every customer even if you know that customer doesnt need them

  7.  

    it was a learning experince

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    Former Employee - Vendor Specialist  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Vendor Specialist in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    at the time i started at Avis it was a growing Company. There was room for advancement. People were very friendly. Therou e were some perks.

    Cons

    they are outsourcing certain departments. you do not know if your job will be there in coming months, no job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    their is no personal growth in this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    In Pittsburgh, the operations are right but the execution is lacking.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company, being in management has its perks

    Cons

    lack of attention to detail, listening to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with a purpose in life, not just people who go with the flow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job if you like sitting around doing nothing.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    always working overtime so the pay was not too bad

    Cons

    base pay really low and the raises are not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start people with higher base pay especially if they have a history of sales.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people with knowledge of the industry. Customer focus is good.

    Cons

    Rental car industry is not a growth industry which limits opportunity to grow and be creative. Need leverage technology to a much greater extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a longer term view of things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Transferred from one Avis to another, bad idea.

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    Current Employee - RSA  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - RSA in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Worked at the San Francisco Ca. location, did awesome selling there, coworkers and managers were great. I transferred to Louisville Ky for family reasons and I dread going to work now. Managers are unorganized, asking me for help, pay is drastically different as well as the commission. Although I appreciate them transferring me, I am now seeking another job. Tired of apologizing to customers because the managers cant do their job.

    Cons

    The commission pay is drastically different. Not fair either. The location I work at does not follow the union contract either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what your job is and do it. Don't hide for hours when us RSA's have to apologize to customers because they have to wait for more than 2 hours for a car they reserved... not fair that we take all the heat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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