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    Former Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Austin, TX
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    I worked at Avis Budget Group (More than a year)


    Easy money if you know how sales work. Lots of down-time at Airport locations but can sometimes be extremely busy. The airport manager somehow managed to hire people who weren't idiots so that was a huge plus. I managed to make $60k my first year.


    The ABG philosophy of hiring managers who are worse at everything the RSA's do is basically universal. Even when outside managers are shuffled around to fast-track some regional manager's favorite into a City Manager or Sales Performance Manager position they manage to pick either bad leaders, have no idea what selling is or even means, or they manage to hire someone who are so self-serving that they forget that without RSA's the entire rentacar industry would go belly up. Seriously. They ask for feedback on issues and then ask you what you think they could do to implement them. I sat through 2 meetings like that with a regional manager and his boss. It was a joke. They want their management to be busybodies and provide continuous feedback on sales. Now, you might be thinking this should be in the pros section but you'd be wrong because the managers are a) not qualified to give me feedback because they don't know the first thing about sales b) they follow a list of things and if you get one word wrong you don't pass the observation c) are more preoccupied with the hundreds or reports they're expected to do and could care less about the RSAs d) have a serious agenda against RSA's who make more than them. Which leads me to another tangent about their sales training. I already knew how to sell . I learned from some of the best people in the industry on how to sell things. Salesmen can be taught; it's a learned profession. Avis never taught anyone to sell anything. They hinder the sales process by creating a method that just doesn't work because it's about a decade old and isn't congruent with an internet-reservation based business model. Other than that, success is on you as the RSA. Just don't let the management get in your way because they're not on your side at all.

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally instead of hiring college graduate to fill manager positions. Offer better benefits to all employees. Start CSR/Non-commissioned staff at a better hourly rate and they might stick around.

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