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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated September 16, 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 71 reviews)

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  1. "poor upper management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced job always keeps you on your toes

    Cons

    management. poorly staffed and not qualified.

    Advice to Management

    get better qualified upper management personnel


  2. "DON'T do it"

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    Current Employee - Return Agent
    Current Employee - Return Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of hours offered

    Cons

    Horrible communication with managers.
    Poor managementry
    The pay doesn't make up for the work you have to do

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, raise the hourly pay for working in +100 degree weather. 11.50 isnt worth working in those conditions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good people to work with, Bad company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Little supervision once you receive training
    The people you work with are great
    Able to gain experience in the car rental industry

    Cons

    The company is going downhill, losing money every month. Therefore, they have been gutting departments with layoffs every couple of weeks.

    Insufficient pay for a corporate job

    Management is more than happy to take most of the work, leaving you with little to nothing to do certain months.

    Management also loves to keep everything about the company's fiscal situation a secret, leaving most people in the office worried about layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees more engaged and in the loop of things. Don't hire people without telling them how badly the company is doing if you're just going to lay them off within a year. If you're looking to cut costs, don't drop 30 million on a project and expect to do better


  4. "Senior Revenue Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is healthy; Benefits are competitive after 1+ year of service

    Cons

    Compensation is poor, with minimal annual increases; Struggling revenue has led to numerous waves of lay-offs; Career advancement opportunities are limited


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Rental sales associate fort lauderdale"

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commission sales. You can make big money. Great insurance benefits. Union job. Easy positions

    Cons

    Seniority everything. If you are new, its 10 years to get a decent day time schedule. Must work weekends and all holidays. Expect first couple years to cover the overnight shift and not make much money. Dying business model. No need for humans in 5 years or less. A lot of jobs here have to work outside in the florida heat with no water coolers outside. High pressure sales needed to make real money, may effect your sleep and integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Care about employees over company numbers. Cant control the company offering low rental rates.


  6. "Airport Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Airport Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Above average pay
    Company Car
    Good Benefits
    401k Match
    Great operations, sales, and management experience
    Advancement Opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours
    Responsibility without authority
    Frequent staffing issues
    On call 24/7 365

    Advice to Management

    Our top company priorities need to be 1. Getting properly staffed 2. Putting the focus back on customer service as opposed to ancillary sales.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "RSA"

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to make better money with commission. Good benefits. Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Computers and printers that don't work. No air conditioning. Selfish employees. Poor ability to get and calll for cars. Lousy working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the printers and computers!!!! Staff up properly and scedule enough on weekend's. Stop playing favorites and giving half the staff off on weekend's. Learn how to write a schedule. Listen to your staff.

  8. "Customer service rep"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hourly plus commission
    Coworkers are like family
    Competitive pay for entry level

    Cons

    High turnover
    Seniority based
    No room to grow within company unless a manager leaves or state relocation
    Lots of micromanagement
    Value and culture of the company has changed significantly and negatively since new CEO

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to and show concern for the wellbeing of your employees, especially loyal employees that have been with the company for years.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrated after 8 years"

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    Current Contractor - Agency Operator in South Plainfield, NJ
    Current Contractor - Agency Operator in South Plainfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Low startup cost. Good beginner business experience.
    Good sales training. A bit more control than being employee.
    Guaranteed pay for the first 6 months before going on just 100% commissions.

    Cons

    Bottom line: company doesn't care about their producers. They are more interested in cutting costs Vs investing in business to grow it. They limit You indirectly on how much money You can make by limiting number of cars/truck You can get. Instead of focusing on growing the business You get dragged down by daily operations like shuttling cars from other stores.. POS system for cars is command based outdated crap that makes a nightmare out of employee training and retention. Agency Operator is an independent contractor - that means in the first few years - 7 days a week 70+ hours without benefits and only days off on major holidays. When You have a good District Manager that cares about local market and supplies You with cars - You make money. When You have a bad one - You make a lot less and can't afford to have enough employees - back to 7 days a week schedule after 8 years..

    Advice to Management

    Do yourself a favor and go in the trenches to ask people that produce a good chunk of revenue for the company what do they need to succeed, how You can help them.. because otherwise, soon enough You won't have many producers left.. and cutting expenses vs investing back in business is like growing poorer slower lose- lose vs win-win getting richer gradually..


  10. "Working at the Romper Room"

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    Current Employee - CSR2 in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - CSR2 in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, working with coworkers who have you're back.

    Cons

    Some management does a great job. Sime of them are relatively new and do a good job. Other managers are so hard to get a hold of its like finding Jimi Hoffa. Many times they will not get back to you. Some give vauge answers so they don't have to answer to anything. Some talk down to you. Many don't take anyone seriously. Some think they are so above everyone else . Just because they have a management title. Many regular workers have more work experience and knowledge than some of the people they hire as managers who received their degree in making bubblegum, and have a pretty face. The scheduling is out of control and barely legal. Forget about sleeping.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. Don't take you're personal opinions out on others. Learn to be respectful but neutral. This is not highschool, or social hour it's called work. Need I go on?


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