Avis Budget Group

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Avis Budget Hard Earned Money

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Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Lots of great commission opportunities through up sales. My location was union so if you have seniority could have great hours. Swing shift has the most amount of down time to do pretty much whatever at the same time they tend to make more money than the day shift. The slow period is the winter time so you can get a lot of time off during the holidays EXCEPT the days themselves (Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years Eve/Day)

Cons

Everything starts out really well and nice then everything goes bad. They at first reward and recognize those that lead with high sales then the next thing is that you are labeled a cheater by your peers with lower sales. You deal with a lot of people from all over the world so if you process 10,000 contracts and one comes back complaining they didn't understand what the contract they signed meant you will be labeled a cheater. The management supports these claims and makes your working life very uncomfortable without any proof just off rumors. The management successfully created a split between all the employees. The agents that are older against the younger sales agents as well as top sellers against bottom sellers. The management tells the agents with seniority that the new people are there to take their jobs. They tell the new people when the union contract voting comes the senior agents only care about what they have and the young agents shouldn't get any time off. They also tell top sellers that its the "bottom feeders" that makes life hard at the company and they are the reason there are few cars to rent out which lowers your commission opportunities. They would fire them if they could but because of the union and the contract you cant be fired for low sales once you pass probation. They tell the so called "bottom feeders" the top performers are all cheating and ripping people off. They do this to weaken the power of the union and cause a rift between employees so there is no union unity. If your location doesn't hire much after they hire you or senior agents aren't retiring then you could end up with a bad work schedule for a long time. Shifts like graveyard, swing shifts where you don't get off work until after midnight. There is little to no advancement opportunities but at the same time if you are a top seller you can make more money than some of the managers so why move up. They publicly tell the entire location how much money top sellers take home which causes more rifts between employees as well as managers. I could imagine its hard to manage some people that make more money than them. The commission may be high and really good if you're a top seller but you're going to need that money to pay for the extremely high union dues and benefit package you are forced to pay because its a union job. There are employees that have worked for the company for over 30 years but yet still are at entry level positions.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Rental Sales Agent

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Commissions are amazing if you're good at sales.

    Cons

    Sales are a huge part of this job. Its not easy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the training!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Agency Operator

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    Current Employee - Agency Operator in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Agency Operator in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None really. Commission is a flat rate 12% on all rentals which is really chump change. The only way to run this business is to do it yourself with no life which is practically impossible.

    Cons

    Management goes into hiding anytime you need cars or customer service issues. They work you like your a full time salaried employee w/benefits. However in reality the only way you earn a living is renting cars not mowing the yard or stocking their equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Under limited competition in the rental market they can get away with anything and they do. I have never worked for a company that is satisfied with second place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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