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"An innovative operation full of passionate, fun people"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Many of the people I worked with were smart, fun, fantastic at their jobs, and passionate about transforming car sharing into an attractive alternative to car ownership. The rapid growth of the company provides a lot of opportunities to transition into other roles and move to other locations. And since the company is in the middle of transitioning from a relatively unstructured startup to a more structured corporation, there are a lot of opportunities to have an impact on the company if you take the initiative to make suggestions and improvements.

Cons

As the company has grown and more standards and procedures have been implemented, the autonomy of the regional offices has decreased. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it has led to some resentment from those who feel like their autonomy has diminished and their responsibilities are being taken away.

Also, the compensation and benefits are almost nonprofit-like. (I actually took a pay cut from a nonprofit job to work there.) Not surprising given that it is a young company still trying to reach profitability, but the passion for the product and entrepreneurial energy can only sustain employees for so long. At the time I left the company was just starting to turn its attention to this issue, so hopefully compensation levels and benefits are improving.

Advice to Management

Continue building the HR function to ensure that employees feel appreciated.

Other Employee Reviews for Zipcar

  1. "Zipcar could be so much better.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zipcar full-time

    Pros

    Great culture it's very "young", awesome management, you meet so many different people in your department from other regions

    Cons

    The pay isn't always great. Anything under Coordinator or associate is fairly low. Avis is dragging Zipcar down. Zipcar has so much potential but Avis isn't letting them grow how they should..

    Advice to Management

    It's not really anything with management exactly it's the fact that Zipcar can do/be so much more but are very limited with what Avis gives them


  2. "Needs to find the brand"

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

    I worked at Zipcar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience in many different roles.
    Great local teams, that have very devoted co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Great results will come from increasing customer service and better employee benefits, including pay.


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