Zipcar

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A great place to work, but with problems.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

I have been working at Zipcar full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Teams are very well organized
Everyone is very competent and cooperative
Fun, welcoming, collegial working environment
There is a cultural openness to learning new skills and using them

Cons

No technical leadership to speak of
Salaries are on the low end for the industry/region
Avis (the parent company) HR department is extremely slow/unresponsive
Management structure makes it difficult to advance your career

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire extremely qualified technologists into senior leadership positions, find a way to get out from under Avis bureaucracy.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overall, a great place to work. Will require patience as the company is still growing and being structured.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Zipcar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My favorite part of work is the environment (our new space Boston), the culture, and my fellow co-workers. I've also had the privilege to work for some of my favorite managers yet in my professional career.

    Cons

    Though Zipcar has been around for a over a decade now, it had yet to get out of its 'startup' form and mature a bit until recently (last couple years). It still has much work to do on clearly defining its career paths and actually applying them for certain roles to move upward but work IS being done on this, albeit slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've seen a lot of great talent take positions elsewhere for a top few reasons. My advice is to focus on retaining talent, working with current employees to push/develop their careers further, and be more competitive in pay/benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Zipcar full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, great personalities, very relaxed enviornment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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