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Rental Sales Agent (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsLots 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)

ConsEverything 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rental Sales Agent

    Rental Sales Agent (Current Employee) Lincoln, NE

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


    Pros: The Commissions are amazing if you're good at sales. Cons: Sales are a huge part of this job. Its not… Advice to Senior Management: Keep up the training! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Manager Merry-Go-Round

    Operations/Sales Manager (Former Employee) Houston, TX

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


    Pros: Company car, free gas, interacting with lots of people daily. Cons: Long hours, always running, little room for advancement. You won't see your family! But, that is probably a matter of the city your work in.… Advice to Senior Management: Pay your managers as you do your rental sales agents! We train and coach them to make… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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