Zipcar

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Zipcar Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
Updated May 19, 2014
58 Reviews

3.3
58 Reviews
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Zipcar President Kaye Ceille
Kaye Ceille
7 Ratings

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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill fast

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Since 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Zipcar is run by thieves!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    None, absolute waste of 2 years of my life!

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Remember your employees are human.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful experience, would not recommend

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    I can't think of one.

    Cons

    Every thing accept the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up your job and let a more real management take over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Laziest coworkers ever with no direction or career path

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    laid back atmosphere, lots of free food

    Cons

    everyone 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 ManagementAdvice

    start pushing out the bad seeds and recognize the talent you do have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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