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"I loved being an integral part of Zipcar's growth and innovation."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in New York, NY
Current Contractor - Senior Recruiter in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Zipcar as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

I was given a lot of autonomy and was able to use out of the box recruiting methods. They also valued my opinion on candidates. I loved the hiring managers that I worked for. They were innovative strategic thinkers.

Cons

They were a few changes in HR while I was there. The transition was difficult and many things were not communicated properly to the recruiters. Things also changed after the ABG acquisition. Many employers were worried about the brand being lost.

Advice to Management

Try to keep the brand!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Zipcar

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid First Software Engineering Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is comfortable and the team culture is very close nit.

    Cons

    The software is not as young as the rest of the company. Zipcar started in 2000 and the codebase hasn't aged as well as it could have. But then again, does it anywhere?

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on treating the engineering team as an asset rather than a requirement.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Transitions are difficult - Communication is key"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zipcar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are what make Zipcar. Everyone here really believes in the brand and product, and it makes going to work everyday great. This year should show some seriously positive improvements

    Cons

    Since the ABG acquisition, communication from the C-level has been lacking. No one thought this transition was going to be smooth, but it's been more bumpy than need be. It's difficult to stay motivated when there is nothing but silence from the higher-ups.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your direct reports. The message doesn't have to be perfect. They are just looking for updates every once in a while.

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