Zipcar
3.8 of 5 44 reviews
www.zipcar.com Cambridge, MA 150 to 499 Employees

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An innovative operation full of passionate, fun people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Zipcar

ProsMany of the people I worked with were smart, fun, fantastic at their jobs, and passionate about transforming car sharing into an attractive alternative to car ownership. The rapid growth of the company provides a lot of opportunities to transition into other roles and move to other locations. And since the company is in the middle of transitioning from a relatively unstructured startup to a more structured corporation, there are a lot of opportunities to have an impact on the company if you take the initiative to make suggestions and improvements.

ConsAs the company has grown and more standards and procedures have been implemented, the autonomy of the regional offices has decreased. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it has led to some resentment from those who feel like their autonomy has diminished and their responsibilities are being taken away.

Also, the compensation and benefits are almost nonprofit-like. (I actually took a pay cut from a nonprofit job to work there.) Not surprising given that it is a young company still trying to reach profitability, but the passion for the product and entrepreneurial energy can only sustain employees for so long. At the time I left the company was just starting to turn its attention to this issue, so hopefully compensation levels and benefits are improving.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue building the HR function to ensure that employees feel appreciated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Brand Ambassador (Current Employee)

I have been working at Zipcar part-time for less than a year


Pros: I really enjoyed working for Zipcar as a Brand Ambassador. Everyone in the office was helpful and friendly and the Street Team as also very… Cons: Not a lot of room for growth; if you really wanted to move up into a serious position… Advice to Senior Management: N/A Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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I loved being an integral part of Zipcar's growth and innovation.

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New York, NY

I have been working at Zipcar as a contractor for more than a year


Pros: I was given a lot of autonomy and was able to use out of the box recruiting methods. They also… Cons: They were a few changes in HR while I was there. The transition was difficult and many things were not… Advice to Senior Management: Try to keep the brand!!! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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