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rentalcars.com Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall positive. A dynamic and results driven business with lots of challenge.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at rentalcars.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, growth, people and location. Also an environment where you can make an impact that is not heirachical. Part of a The Priceline Group, a massive and very successful online travel business.

    Cons

    Processes could be improved upon but this is getting better all the time as the company progresses and becomes more mature.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible attitude to software development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at rentalcars.com full-time

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, and most people are pretty friendly.

    Cons

    Software development is a constant battle here, no attempts at building quality software are made. Documentation is frowned upon. Refactoring doesn't happen. Everything is a quick fix. If it doesn't work throw it away and build something new.

    If any of these are a red flag for you you definitely shouldn't work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Currently working

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Agent  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Agent in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at rentalcars.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Like colleagues on grass root level l and the diversity of nationalities and cultures. Also like the opportunity to work with my native language. The company could be fantastic if it appreciated the staff.

    Cons

    Since takeover of priceline.com all sales staff faced with impossible sales targets and met with corporate standard messages about working harder in spite of skipping breaks and working ridiculous amount of hours even to reach a minimum target. With minimum basic we depend on bonuses in the end of the month to make ends meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate and reward you staff for hard work, experience and excellence. Start listening instead of sitting on high horses. We are facing customers every day whilst many managers have never spoken to them. We know what people want so we are the experts.Keep paying peanuts and you get eggs. Experience and quality is priceless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    rentalcars.com

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

    I have been working at rentalcars.com full-time

    Pros

    The company is growing really fast, loads of internal jobs opportunities.

    Cons

    The salary is low and many people leave frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rentalcars.com

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

    I have been working at rentalcars.com

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    No pension and/or benefits set as yet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    promised much, delivered nothing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I worked at rentalcars.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    pay is reasonably good, as is the location in the city centre of manchester and the new office building is very impressive.

    Cons

    another web based company who have made so many failed attempts in the last 3 years at a mobile presence it's embarrassing. the quality of the engineering is pitiful, with the obsession on quick fixes and hacks to increase 'conversion' as opposed to anything scalable or robust. from the top down, the bullying, call-centre culture the business was borne out of still permeates.
    if you are a software engineer wants to be challenged, rentalcars is not for you. if you want to argue the toss about a/b testing on native apps, or backend api design with inept managements then fill your boots.
    as an aside to this, the hours are unusually long (40/week) and there is absolutely nothing in terms of personal development or staff perks. you even have to provide your own coffee - archaic...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dump the senior management who contribute nothing other than drawing large salaries and get a decent technical strategist in there.

    Doesn't Recommend

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