Avis Budget Group

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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
459 Reviews
3.3
459 Reviews
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Avis Budget Group CEO Ron Nelson
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good to a point

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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 8 years

    Pros

    Based on stock performance, this company is headed in the right direction

    Cons

    leadership seems too focused on cost savings and not strategic thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Long hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    company car, you own it.

    Cons

    direct reports, long days, hard core sales, no work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Reservation system - three decades old DOS

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    Former Employee - RSA
    Former Employee - RSA

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Upward advancement possible if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Certain locations have extremely high turn over ratesy due to long hours, lack of man power,low pay and low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one wants to embrace old technology. Whoever is in charge of this area should rethink their strategy. The competition certainly has.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    company car and other benifits

    Cons

    sucession planning needs improvement. value results and promote based on results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at results not individual being nice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company with a vision

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company with a vision, good perks

    Cons

    Too many hours and chiefs , gets frustrating at times but all good intentions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with lower management your plans so we can achieve and get excited too!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Global company that treats you well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked for sales department in a account management job. Great co-workers and office environment. Pay was good for job. Hours were set by the account so no flexibility there, but were very flexible when needed. My direct management was very positive.

    Cons

    As with any large publicly traded company you could get lost in the advancement opportunity. Staying #1 is the high priority in public opinion. Maybe not so much with employees. Overall my experience was good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the little ones who do the day to day grunt work for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Slave

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent  in  West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Management brags a lot accomplishes nothing for anyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get with it....outsourcing does nothing but create havoc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Run!!!

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    You get a car as a manager.

    Cons

    50 to 60 hour work weeks. Unionized tenured employees. Very immature work atmosphere. Politics! Very inappropriate chatter-they constantly talk about sex and use abrasive language. They will gang up on you and get you fired if they don't like you. There is absolutely no job security. If you plan on making a change and creating a better work environment-beware-they will strategize your demise. The managers do not communicate-very cut throat environment. If you are an attractive female-You will have enemies- the men will be very inappropriate(even the managers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favortism. Support the managers in their efforts to make the company better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Abuse of power

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    Current Employee - RSA  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - RSA in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and its 40 hours

    Cons

    In Albuquerque NM the upper management loves intimidation techniques! The ops managers are over worked and understaffed and never on the same page. We consistently take abuse from upper management and customers. Management seems to lazy to deal with the red tape of getting rid of employees who are completely useless which leaves the bulk of the workload on everyone else. There is mo room for advancement the airport and district managers are more interested in a bra size than a competent employee! I have never ever worked for a company who has treated their employees so bad in my life! They talk this big talk family first..... yeah right! The airport and district managers in abq should be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like human beings and stop trying to bully and scare us! Want to know why hertz and enterprise are on top? Their employees are treated with a little bit more respect!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Sales Agent

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent  in  Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    you to drive around other cars

    Cons

    you have to wash those cars

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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