Zipcar Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Zipcar President Kaye Ceille
Kaye Ceille
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Pros
  • Discount on zipcars to use personally, laid back culture with very friendly employees and very visible management (in 7 reviews)

  • This used to be a great mission driven company and some great people still remain (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There is very little room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Despite Zipcar outwardly retaining its own brand after the buyout by Avis Budget Group, internally there has been a huge shift in culture (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Zipcar

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Street Team in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Street Team in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Zipcar part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and flexi schedule

    Cons

    Lots of sales and unstructured management

    Advice to Management

    More organization


  2. Helpful (2)

    Innovative, cutting edge and fun company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open to new ideas and technologies. Knowledgeable and friendly group of people. Have a strong vision of where the company is going. New and exciting work every day of the week. Flexible, high expectations but excellent work life balance. Plenty of free food and social activities.

    Cons

    Parking is not free however they have a great commuter check benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great innovative work!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Cool place to work.

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

    I have been working at Zipcar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay could be closer to comparable jobs in other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees more to avoid losing talented staff.


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  5. Brand Ambassador

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Zipcar part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great management directing the team and extremely supportive!

    Cons

    Marketing HQ needs to approve more funds!


  6. Zipcar is fun innovative and full of change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Zipcar full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leaders to work with Company cares about us as people and growth

    Cons

    Need to continually evaluate technology as we are falling behind We need to listen to what bulk of members are telling us

    Advice to Management

    Listen to members and communicate and change things they've been asking is to change like have one way, flexible reservations like 15 min increments and ending res when over. Also communicate when renewal of membership is coming.


  7. Great people, great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, laid-back, but hard-working people. Family atmosphere. Recent corporate acquisition has created a lot of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    A slightly ossified culture that is finally becoming more dynamic, but some of the effects still linger.

    Advice to Management

    Put your people first. At all times. Innovation is stifled without the proper level of communication and transparency.


  8. Plenty of good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zipcar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun office environment with not too much instruction from management.

    Cons

    Corporate environment. Heavy computer work.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees work hard


  9. Helpful (1)

    Zipcar is a great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is growing and there are a lot of opportunities to be promoted within. There is a family atmosphere. Coworkers genuinely care about each other. We work hard and we play hard. The company is made up of a great group of professionals that take pride in their work, and it is a fun group of people. There are several company outings and get togethers through out the year.

    Cons

    In the past, the pay has been criticized for being below industry standard. Since the company has been acquired by Avis Budget Group, we have seen improvements that have made salaries more competitive in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the forward momentum


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, great personalities, very relaxed enviornment

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  11. Great Experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All the cars to pick from, Great pay, very progressive nature in technology. plenty of OT

    Cons

    Just got to get up early

    Advice to Management

    keep doing your thing



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