Zipcar

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Zipcar Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
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3.6 54 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Zipcar President Kaye Ceille

Kaye Ceille

(6 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Discount on zipcars to use personally, laid back culture with very friendly employees and very visible management (in 6 reviews)

  • The company is growing and there are a lot of opportunities to be promoted within (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little room for growth (in 4 reviews)

  • Despite Zipcar outwardly retaining its own brand after the buyout by Avis Budget Group, internally there has been a huge shift in culture (in 4 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill fast

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThis used to be a great mission driven company and some great people still remain. The Seaport location is great.

    ConsSince the acquisition by ABG, everything has changed and many good people have left. The only objective seems to be synergy The parent company does not understand car sharing, nor do they understand anything about a mission driven organization. All they want is to make a profit. Communication is very lacking and a command and control environment is being implemented. Zipcar has the potential to be a great company, if it is left alone to run as a truly separate division, but ABG is too arrogant to let that happen.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to run the place like a rental car company. HIre a management team that is worthy of the Zipcar reputation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Zipcar is run by thieves!

    Account Executive (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsNone, absolute waste of 2 years of my life!

    ConsThey REDUCED bonus payouts, AFTER sales were made! The commission structure was 'modified' 3 times in one year. Each time the payouts were reduced. I was the #1 Account Executive and made 300K for Zipcar (120% over quota), only to be thanked by receive LESS money than promised. They made money, and stole from the sales staff. Do NOT work for Zipcar!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember your employees are human.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awful experience, would not recommend

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsI can't think of one.

    ConsEvery thing accept the pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive up your job and let a more real management take over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Laziest coworkers ever with no direction or career path

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslaid back atmosphere, lots of free food

    Conseveryone is so lazy. people just waste time talking in the kitchen, socializing, walking around the mall--no wonder why this company is failing

    Advice to Senior Managementstart pushing out the bad seeds and recognize the talent you do have.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Want to play it safe and never do anything cool? Work here.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt sounds cool, so people assume it's awesome.
    The product is innovative, so people assume the company is.
    Green is a pretty color.

    ConsThey are afraid to try anything new. Everything must be done "the way it's always been done" even if that way is bad, outdated and lame.
    They do not want to revolutionize anything and are terrified of change.
    There is little to no room for advancement, which is why everyone leaves after 3 years at most.
    Upper level management doesn't care about customers or employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake your internal values and corporate culture match how awesome the idea of car sharing is. Don't play it safe all the time. And treat people with respect!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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