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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a challenge at times (in 43 reviews)

  • Airport locations open long hours so new employees work graveyard shifts (in 71 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "A great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Shuttle Drive in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Lead Shuttle Drive in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Avis/Budget is a very nice and easy company to work for and I find the work to be fulfilling. I have good people as co-workers.

    Cons

    Some managers tend to micro mange and not trust your personnel to do it right.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your lead employees to do the job in an excellent manner. Avoid micro managing and make your instructions concise and clear. then just relax and know it will be accomplished.


  2. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Upper Management too short term focused. No longer valuing people. All about cost cutting and hitting short term goals at any cost.

    Advice to Management

    Old technology. Profits doled out to please a few shareholders instead of reinvesting in business which badly needs investments to survive industry wide changes

  3. "Counter agent"

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    Former Employee - Counter Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Counter Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Could make good money if you work the 9-5 shift.

    Cons

    A rental car company that runs out of cars often and the moving trucks are rarely maintained often enough.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees the tools they need to succeed!! The training was horrendous.


  4. "Big Corporate Job with Big Corporate Problems and Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Rental Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a stable job with plenty of hours, reasonable pay and benefits. There are opportunities to move up but they are not as appealing as that seem at first.

    Cons

    All scheduling is done by seniority thus making a balance of work and home life hard to accomplish until you've been around a few years. The structure of commissions means that the counter employees with seniority will almost always take the shifts with the best opportunities to earn more money and you may get stuck on graveyard shift for a year or more.

    Advice to Management

    Pay night shift and slower shift employees a little more to help them cope with less opportunity for sales commissions.


  5. "Grateful for the experience."

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Covington, KY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Covington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avis Budget Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The car is a huge perk... the experience prepares you to handle a multitude of difficult situations.

    Cons

    Virtually no support from the company itself. Poorly ran strategically.


  6. "Great people but horrible place to be right now"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall the people are great however they are losing talent fast and the culture that made it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Right now its all about cost cuts, unfortunately they can't get that done correctly. New lay-offs every week versus doing one mass one

    Advice to Management

    Cut big, cut once then move forward. You need to grow revenue


  7. "COOPERATE GREED & Modern Day Slavery"

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    Current Employee - Civil Rights Activist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Civil Rights Activist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commission is awesome when business is good. There were some good co-workers and there were some awesome and amazing managers who cared about us but those who cared about us were fired.

    Cons

    Management plays a lot of Secrets of games within the corporate bounds. Mandatory overtime is inflicted upon you and if you do not accept they will find a way to get rid of you. Sexual harassment cases and complaints to HR and general managers are not taken serious therefore there is a high rate of people being sexually harassed and being forced to work in a hostile work environment. Management teachers us to Rob and steal from our customers corporate greed why majority of the customers suffer from the way they trained us to beat the customers out of their money in moral values if you want to feel like you are a part of a cult or demonic force that is driven by corporate greed this is the company for you. Management backstabbing HR does not have your back and the union representatives are being paid by Avis budget so they really don't give a damn about you or want to represent you properly they pretend to have your back but in the end we'll get you a wrongful termination if you do not comply with the slave mentality rules and obliged to being overworked in a greed riddled evil driven work environment.

    Advice to Management

    They would need entire makeover and that is why the turnover rate is so high get people in here who really care about the RSA's and stop allowing greed to take over the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible benefits and management"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    you can be your own boss

    Cons

    no benefits
    never enough cars
    the "higher-ups" don't care about you and they don't hire within in the company

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees


  9. "Rental Sales Agent"

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    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    not a lot to say really one of the worst companies i have ever worked for.

    Cons

    very poor weak Management , a lot of things get brushed under the carpet. In this day and age a very sexist , unprofessional company. worked for them over 2 years , always went above and beyond and got no appreciation for anything. leaving the organisation was the best decision i have ever made! i was the only one with the bottle to get out while the others moaned on yet still are there.

    Advice to Management

    need to go back to basic management training and people skills ........


  10. "Not that great of a company to work for."

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    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES
    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cant really think of any.

    Cons

    Avis/Budget ALWAYS takes the customer's side. They demand high sales and have strict rules in place that almost set you up for an argument with the customer. Of course, I dont blame the customer, who will get mad at the policy and take it out on you, the employee. When the 1800 customer service gets wind, you as the employee will get in trouble for backing avis and budget policies.

    Advice to Management

    If you demand stellar sales and customer service, pay better than minimum wage. There is a reason turn over is so high here. Invest in your employees.


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