Avis Budget Group

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Unprofessional Work enviroment

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Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

Pros

Managers get company cars, Good 401K and health Benefits

Cons

You work 12-14 hour days with no compensation or appreciation for the extra time you put in. Upper Managment gives no support or training, just send out nasty emails on what you need to do and what you are not doing. There is alot of favoritism that goes on and if you are not in the so called CLICK they single you out and fire you for something ridiculous.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice to upper managment is develop your managers more and give them the tools they need to succeed. OH and last but not least TREAT EVERYONE FAIRLY. WHAT YOU DO FOR ONE DO FOR ALL.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect for prospective business owners

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    Current Employee - Agency Operator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Agency Operator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    - You form a small LLC, Avis Budget contracts it/you to rent cars on their behalf.
    - Starting commission of $3,000/month, or 12% of gross sales; whichever is greater.
    - You are your own boss!
    - No cap on income - what you put into it is what you get out of it.
    - Excellent job for gaining experience on how to start and run a business.

    Cons

    - Unless arrangements can be made with upper management, start up costs can be high.
    - Say goodbye to personal life for the first few months
    - Not for everyone

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Treated unfairly and quit!!!

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    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    CULTURE
    Superior co-workers who seemingly cared about their jobs and wanted to succeed.
    BENEFITS
    The Benefit package at Avis/Budget Group is excellent in comparison to what many company's have scaled back to due to the poor economy and rising costs of healthcare. It's a traditional plan with a cheap copay and low deductible.
    COMPENSATION
    The commissions are what make the job most desirable with our top associate averaging more than $3000 monthly in addition to their base hourly pay. The average associate earns at least $1500 to $2000 monthly. Not bad for a sales job which doesn't require more than a high school diploma to get started. Most working there couldn't make that kinda money anywhere else.

    Cons

    You have to follow a script if you plan to keep your job. Avis hires a sales performance manager per location who's job is to stand over you, and monitor your behaviors in reference to how well/not so well you are following the script. Everyone is given weekly observations where mgmt stands next to you as you present the "script" to your customer. They then bring you in the office and let you know what you need to improve on. Failure to not follow the script verbatim will cost you your job. It is a very high stress sales environment which lacks customer service focus. Every day customers are complaining that charges have been added to their bill in which they didn't authorize. The company doesn't allow us to mention price of upsells to the customer unless they ask. Instead they use a scripted shady approach called can/today savings in order to trick the customer into thinking they have a good deal. The MGMT team is strict on us using this script but have been observed NOT USING IT THEMSELVES. What a joke!!! Turnover is unbelievable!!!! It's the closest experience to HELL you will ever undertake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you lose sight of customer service and treat good people unfairly you are destined to fail. The company has some good employees who are stressed out, tired of the threats to their jobs, and want to succeed. Start caring about your employees and stop ripping off your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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