careers at zipcar
At Zipcar, the journey doesn’t end when you walk through the door. In fact, it’s just the beginning. We’ve got plenty of challenges to keep us on our toes—not to mention one ginormous goal of transforming urban living. Lucky for us, we’ve got an open road to test drive our ideas and get work done. So, buckle up and grab the wheel.
who we are
We dream big at Zipcar. How else could we envision a future where car-sharing members outnumber car owners in major cities around the world? To have big dreams like ours, we need great talent. So, we surround ourselves with the very best—people who share our passion for doing great work and for learning a lot along the way. Oh yeah, and we like to have fun too, so we hire fun, passionate people. Maybe you’re one of them.
chairman & chief executive officer
"One of the best things about Zipcar is that we realize we're a part of something much bigger than ourselves. We're all a part of fundamentally changing, and improving, urban and campus mobility for millions of people worldwide. We constantly drive each other and ourselves to think big and do big because our vision is big. The destination is clear—simple and responsible urban living—and the journey is challenging, fun, and rewarding. At Zipcar, our team members have the ability to make a difference and the opportunity to innovate, both in their own careers and in Zipcar communities across the globe."
have an impact
changing the world through urban and environmental transformation…
We demonstrate our commitment to the greater good, finding ways to make positive changes in our communities and society. We inform public policy through leadership. We integrate our transportation innovations with urban planning and development.
Transforming Urban Life
We make life more rewarding, sustainable and affordable. We enhance urban lifestyles by maximizing our members' most precious resource - their time.
We are changing the way people think about consumption. We care deeply about our world and impact on the environment. We offer a practical and actionable example of sustainable living that decreases the adverse effects of transportation.
development & recognition
At Zipcar, we strive to make the employment experience constantly challenging and consistently awesome. It’s amazing what smart people can do when they put their heads together. And the rewards are yours for the taking. Plenty of props, opportunities, and bragging rights. Plus, we want you in the driver’s seat. After all, it’s your career.
director of global product & experience
2007: product & experience intern
2007: product manager
2010: senior product manager
2010 zipster of the year
Working at Zipcar really isn’t just a job and a salary. It’s an opportunity to shape an industry, to build a concept, to change urban living and our world, and to do it with people I like.
sales supervisor, zipcar for business (z4b)
2010: inside sales representative, z4b
2012: inside sales team lead, z4b
Zipcar has been an invaluable and fun experience. As the company has grown so have I, developing and honing my skills across different areas of the business.
senior human resources generalist
2008: human resources coordinator
2009: human resources generalist
During my time at Zipcar, I’ve grown and developed professionally by taking on new challenges, gaining expertise in different areas of HR and working with employees in various countries worldwide. It’s been such a tremendous experience.
senior manager, university marketing
2008: marketing manager, san francisco market
2010 "deliver results" core value winner
Over my 4+ years at Zipcar, I’ve had myriad opportunities to grow professionally. Where else could a marketer be expected to make media buying decisions one day and plan a member party the next?
fleet operations manager, uk market
2010: procurement & remarketing associate
2011: procurement & remarketing supervisor
During my time at Zipcar I’ve gone from managing my own time to managing a team of 60 people and a fleet of more than 1,500 cars. I’ve worked closely with an amazingly diverse mix of people in an exciting and dynamic workplace. Sometimes I can hardly believe how much I’ve learned over my two years here—it’s been amazing.
manager of fleet operations, los angeles market
2009: brand ambassador
2009: fleet coordinator
2011: manager of fleet operations, boston market
Within three years, Zipcar advanced my position three times, took me from coast to coast, and gave me two new families in Boston and LA.
sales supervisor, uk market
2011: sales associate
employee of the month, april 2011
employee of the month, september 2011
As soon as I interviewed at Zipcar, I knew it was the place for me. The atmosphere seemed fun and exciting and the people were friendly and down to earth. I have never felt more at home than I do at Zipcar.
Of course we offer all the usual benefits and then some. And the coolest part? The work you do every day helps takes cars off the road, reduce pollution and make city life better for all of us.
health & wellness
We’ve got medical, dental, and vision plus life insurance and short- and long-term disability. There’s also pet insurance to put your (and Fido’s) mind at ease. Discounts on gym memberships and home and auto insurance along with other nifty resources are added bonuses.
free zipcar membership
Employees get free access to a whole fleet of fun, colorful cars along with a super-sweet driving discount. Plus, newbies get rookie rewards and a free ride, so they know first-hand what the Zipcar fuss is all about.
paid time away
No matter how much you enjoy your job, we know you’ll need to get away from time to time. That’s why we provide plenty of days for you to take time for yourself.
We all need to stretch our dollars and budget appropriately. Luckily our flexible spending options for health care, dependent care and transportation costs help you do just that.
Zipcar offers 529 and 401(k) savings plans, so you can easily set money aside straight from your paycheck and watch it grow in time for kids’ college tuition and your own retirement.
casual & fun work environment
We work hard (really, really hard). But we also regularly reward ourselves with Zip o’clock happy hours, Guitar Hero jams, and holiday revelry, along with your basic, everyday office hijinks. (We seem to come up with an excuse to buy cupcakes every week). We also get the satisfaction of learning from each other, laughing a lot, and competing ladle-to-ladle in the annual Chili Cook-off.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Zipcar part-timePros
Flexibility and Work/Life Balance plus lots of perksCons
Low pay for the type of workAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Pay your people more because they deserve it!RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Interview Details
Submitted resume and cover letter via email. Got an email back setting up a phone interview. Then did phone interview with 2 people, one of which is a brand ambassador herself. The interview was not very long. You are welcome to ask questions. The brand ambassador wasn't very welcoming. Maybe it was her first time doing this. She didn't seem at ease with it.Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- There were no difficult questions pretty easy: "what do u feel u could bring to the table", "What have u done in the past" stuff like that. Answer Question
I was asked for a live interview but i declined because I felt we were not a good fit.Declined Offer
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