Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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  1. Not a great career opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Just okay job if you want a temporary job

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the amount of work

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees

  2. Great way to gain sales experience and car knowledge.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Midland, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Associate in Midland, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Driving around the newest and most expensive cars, can make good commission, management will work with you with almost everything. Can make overtime if you need it.

    Cons

    No room to advance unless you are in a big city. Can get very stressful when cars are running low and you have a line of 30-40 people. Also, whoever closes has to wait for the late flight at 12:30 and if any flights are delayed they must stay as well even if it's 3 or 4 am.

    Advice to Management

    Have some type of management training program or some way to move up without having to relocate. Also, better pay, the work is very stressful and does not equal the pay.

  3. A learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group

    Pros

    If you are a dedicated and motivated worker, you will get noticed, company promotes mostly from within.

    Cons

    Improvement can be slow and Innovation stagnant due to power struggles and hierarchical issues.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who you don't have to listen to.

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  5. STAY AWAY

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Unlimited Commission, close to freeways

    Cons

    The employees are unhappy gossips who talk about each other like middle school children, and the managers feed off the gossip. I've heard managers belittle workers.

    Also the pay is a few cents above minimum wage. Although commission is unlimited, the co. counts all sales that are made without coverages or extras against you, thereby penalizing the employee. The training is horrible and the trainers are fake and do lilttke to assist employees. Refrain from accepting a position with this company!

    Advice to Management

    Don't listen to gossip by disgruntled employees, and treat all with respect.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, young office, understanding and intelligent management, appreciative upper management that values young employees.

    There is a reason company stock has more than doubled in the last year. Management at World Headquarters sincerely cares about their employees. Upper management values and rewards young talent. Departments are rewarded extremely well for performance. The pricing department took a free trip to Atlantic City to celebrate exceptional outperformance of yearly goals.

    Cons

    Pay in some departments is highly bonus based.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Leadership does not walk their talk. Promotions are more often political than based on merit.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Northeast, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Northeast, NY (US)

    I worked at Avis Budget Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are very good.
    Lots of very experienced associates
    Well maintained vehicles
    If you don't mind moving every 2-3 years your growth potential is much better

    Cons

    Middle management manages by fear,
    Primary feedback is negative making you feel like every day may be your last
    Bonus while generous is based on a plan that is not shared by upper and middle management
    Pay is much lower than equivalent positions and responsibilities
    Management seems more concerned with stock price than quality of service

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they are worth
    Focus on the customer rather than the stockholder
    If you take care of the customer then the frontline employees your stock price will take care of itself

  8. Helpful (1)

    Rental Sales Agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Avis Budget Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Commission is great during the busy seasin

    Cons

    Management is terrible and you truly have to work hard for work/life balance

  9. Helpful (3)

    Look elsewhere if you are looking for a career, you won't find it here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of down time.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and never enough indians running the show. Most managers don't pitch in to help when staff is in a bind. Many times management is hard to get a hold off when there are problems even over the radio. Alot of favoritism happens here as well.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better quality people, not just bodies to fill open positions!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Full time rental car job w/benefits but little room for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Agent in Oakland, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Service Agent in Oakland, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full time, even service agents (car cleaners) get benefits like dental and medical. Life insurance is included free. Most roles are in unions so wages are above minimum but still hard to live off of if you go over toll bridges commuting. The car renters make a little less per hour like $10.50/hr because they also qualify for insurance sales commission while others like car cleaners get little more hourly like $12.77/hr but that's it no bonuses. As long as you work efficiently and aren't lazy you rarely see supervisors and can manage yourself. Strict 40 hour work weeks, 5 days a week w/2 days off, paid major holidays, make extra if work on paid holidays.

    Cons

    Little to no room for advancement upwards into any management or administrative roles. Most roles are in unions so wages are above minimum but still hard to live off of if you go over toll bridges commuting. Some coworkers don't speak the clearest english but most jobs you can do without supervision. They keep everyone very specialized in their tasks, like drivers will walk past a ringing office telephone cause they're under impression only the car renter staff answer phones. Opportunity to earn overtime very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Need more clear paths of advancement for long term workers.

  11. Worst rental car company to work for as a RSA! Management is quick to through the blame on current employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work hours can be a plus and some of the employees are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management fails in almost every aspect of their duty, Currently they have mandatory overtime for new hires because they can't keep anyone at the RSA position. We are staffed at about 40% of what they recommend we have as RSA's. Your pay is only $10 an hour and you are lucky if you get $300 commission taxed at %40 each month.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy the time you have until corporate has the time to gut your positions. Continue to value yourselves and your needs above the customers and other employees.

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