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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. "Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Intern - Brand Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Brand Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zipcar as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience and great way to meet people around campus. This is a great networking opportunity as well.

    Cons

    Given a lot of busy work. Have to spend a lot of time planning events as well. Weekly calls cannot be rescheduled so you must be available during that time.

    Advice to Management

    Students working as brand ambassadors never got to meet their account managers or the team behind the scenes. It would have been nice to be able to see exactly who we were working with to better network.


  2. "Not the best"

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

    I worked at Zipcar full-time

    Pros

    fair work life balance typically

    Cons

    Many employees took advantage of the laid back culture and became lazy

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