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Avis Budget Group Houston Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a challenge at times (in 44 reviews)

  • Long hours but you'll find you have pride in doing things from the ground up, hard work lay off but you have to put your time kn (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Lead rsa"

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    Current Employee - Lead Rental Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Rental Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As Payless employee I really enjoy the company, I have an amazing manager that works hard for us rental agents to make sure we are always set up to excel in sales. As a whole company ABG I really enjoy working for the brand, something I definitely wear proudly.

    Cons

    At some locations it feels like Payless is more of the step child to Avis Budget. The cleanliness of our cars could definitely improve, but at this location we have very little say in the cleanliness, so it's a bummer.


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    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Use of company vehicle. Decent benefits. Staff are great to work with. Opportunities to promote. Can easily transfer and move around the country.

    Cons

    12 hour work days. Bad turnover rates. Pay below average and bonuses unattainable. Company overpromises and underdelivers. Technology is outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce number of part timers. Stop overpromising to every new account. Invest in technology that works.

  3. "Poor Management, lack of care"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company itself may mean well and could be decent in other places. Company car is great benefit.

    Cons

    IAH is ran terribly. The inmates run the asylum and it is pretty difficult to manage from an Ops perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Replace airport management and phase out current RSA's. That would be a a start.


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    "Return Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits overtime all you want good training

    Cons

    Co workers do not help

    Advice to Management

    You need to discipline workers who are lazy keep good workers


  5. "agent"

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    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    None. I would say a lot more. But I don't have anything else to say. My mom told me if you don't have something good to say, don't say anything at all.

    Cons

    hours not flexible. pay is not the greatest. Management does not seem to have a grasp on how to treat employees. A very negative working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you do your cars and your business will expand exponentially. Remember, your employees are your number one customer.


  6. "Vehicle Return Agent"

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Return Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vehicle Return Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to move up in company

    Cons

    Long road to promotion

    Advice to Management

    Management was caring


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, interesting industry, no micro management unless not performing. If you can run your own business its great. Good money for reps but not a lot of growth unless you will move. Autonomy. Run territory like your own business.

    Cons

    Lots of last minute reports that interrupt your plan for the day. Too many reports overall that could be made into one or two. Requests from leaders required immediate attention with no time to do them.

    Advice to Management

    Less screen time, more field time. Free the reps to sell and not do reports all day. Stop changing expectations every time there is a meeting. Be consistent instead of recreating a report every time that requires 20 other reports so you can fill in manually.

  8. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Helping people choose the best suited vehicle for their needs whether they are traveling far or something suitable for around the city as a replacement car while their vehicle is being repaired.

    Cons

    There are some people who carry a bad attitude every waking moment of their life and they decide to share that negative energy with everyone they come in contact with.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees their worth


  9. "Nice people/Family friendly"

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    Former Employee - RENTAL SERVICE AGENT in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - RENTAL SERVICE AGENT in Houston, TX

    I worked at Avis Budget Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers were nice. Training was easy.

    Cons

    The customers are ok but working at the airport you get some real hot heads.

    Advice to Management

    Needs better communication throughout the company.


  10. "Rental Sales Associate - Houston, TX"

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Pay based on performance. Proven training program. Room to move up. Promotion from within. Challenging but rewarding career. Benefits package is a plus.

    Cons

    Down time. Night shifts. Overnight shifts. No holidays off. Local renters are a pain. Management is a little unorganized at times. But- overall the pros outweigh the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep business flowing with more energetic employees. Continue to build on the success of the company!


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