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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is hardly manageable due to overtimes (in 36 reviews)

  • Long hours - airports almost never shut down (in 65 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Roller Coaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Airport Operations Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interacting with customers from various backgrounds and geographic settings. The employees and local management are hard working individuals; the lack of support is almost purposeful.

    Cons

    The politics of the business and upper management. Expectations are high, however there is very little support offered. We are always out of cars during mid week peak which causes extremely high customer and employee stress every week.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is a major concern within the organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in West Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in West Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package, steady work, and salary. They do give you good training IF your management bothers to train you.

    Cons

    High employee turnover, not the commission promised. I was thrown onto the counter barely a week into my training and left alone to close or work Saturdays in an airport by myself. Management would not address problems presented. The reward for doing well at your job is doing your job and someone else's.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate is extremely out of touch with what is happening out on the floor. Making more vehicles available for upselling would help with commission.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "0 work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Free rental car and gas

    Cons

    no work life balance. Terrible pay


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "So-So"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer decent benefits and match 401K up to 6%. Once a year, they do on-sight diagnostic health screenings, and if you participate, you get a kickback on your health insurance premiums. At the headquarters, we have some nice events at different points in the year which can foster a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Corporate employees are grossly underpaid for their work. What is worse is that especially at the World Headquarters in New Jersey, you have people living in a very expensive area compared to the rest of the country, and yet, their salaries are below the national average for any given position by as much as 25%. Also, they wait very long (until March) to hand out the annual bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to consider paying their corporate employees fairly for their work. They are getting robbed. They also do not make it any better by delaying bonus payments until March and should take care of that in January like every other company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Everything was Corporate's fault"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Earning potential is there, benefits were decent, enjoyable coworkers, easy job functions, pretty routine and mundane if you like that.

    Cons

    disorganized, terrible fleet management, customer satisfaction received very little effort, weekly schedule and holiday schedule based on seniority, employee's are not valued

    Advice to Management

    Take some accountability and stop pretending your position is just playing messenger between corporate and staff and value your employees


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good Old Boys Club"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Flushing, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free company car with gas and insurance covered anywhere in the US/Canada with corporate locations. Good time off policy if your manager allows you to take advantage of it.

    Cons

    Where to begin? The company's North East Area operations are riddled with old school managers at the district and regional level that do nothing but cover each other's back. Human resources is a joke, you cannot come to them with any issue because they are best friends with district managers and racism in the company is blatant.

    Advice to Management

    Actually empower your new operations manager that you just spent a fortune to train in your archaic systems to effect change at the locations. Get rid of your dinosaur district managers that are doing nothing but holding your company back.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    coworkers are wonderful and have pride in working for company

    Cons

    management is changing doesn't care for employees anymore


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's a gig"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherrills Ford, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherrills Ford, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady hours . Guaranteed 40 + . Stable company

    Cons

    Clique environment . Unfair practices . Lopsided share of work

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people that take care of you


  10. "ehhh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    steady paycheck, benefits, no selling

    Cons

    nickel and dime benefits every year, no raises, no advancement


  11. "Poor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for learning sales, possibly decent hours you just have to fight for it a little. Job teaches you about insurance coverage and it teaches you how to sell to people from around the world. If you don't have the confidence to ask, you don't make the commission. Be confident, however if your not very good they don't fire you, they just need bodies in building to cover shifts.

    Cons

    Poor management, pay sucks. You make .05% of the sales you have. For example 3000$= around 250 for you. Hard to get going if you don't have any experience. Management does try to keep things on there from disputes but it's more for them than for you.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your counter agents and your outside worker. They go through hell while you don't care to even pay a good hourly wage off all the money we make you.



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