Sixt Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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3.6
63%
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87%
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Sixt CEO Erich Sixt
Erich Sixt
312 Ratings
Pros
  • "The positive work environment and culture of the Corporate Headquarters is like no other(in 20 reviews)

  • "The biggest perks of working at this company are: 1, Work-life balance(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is not much of a work/life balance(in 21 reviews)

  • "We are growing, with that growth long hours may follow with some added growing pains(in 21 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. COVID-19

    "Not the best place to be in for techies"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sixt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Travel opportunities in pre-corona days 2) Smart co-workers 3) Home pickup and drop facilities 4) Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    1) Incompetent managers (IMO, the biggest con) 2) Technical problems are not challenging enough, atleast in Bangalore center. 3) Politics and lack of transparency

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  2. "Excellent Work Place with full of Opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sixt full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sixt is excellent place to work learn and grow and contribute in tech.

    Cons

    High Performance is expected from its Employees.


  3. "Awesome company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sixt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good training and progression opportunities. A lot of international travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and demanding ( I see it as a pro)

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  4. "Great people, bad management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sixt full-time

    Pros

    If you are into tech, this place is amazing. They invest in the latest and greatest tools. If you have an idea, they will let you test it. You don’t have to go through a million people to get approval. They rather ask for forgiveness then ask for permission so if you have an entrepreneurial mindset, you’ve arrived at the right place. If you are hard worker and have a good manager, you will advance quickly. There are very young people in high positions (which sometimes can also be a con as they can also lack experience)

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea how to care for their employees. They will put your life at risk and make it seem like it is your choice. They like to call themselves a tech company, but they have very outdated policies and do not trust their employees. A lot of micromanaging. Everything is done “the German way” when it is convenient for them.

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  5. "A pleasure to work there"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yield Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Sixt full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The Corporate culture is amazing

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Hire & Fire culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sixt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cab facility. But it's of no use during or post pandemic.

    Cons

    Immature leadership team Hire and fire culture. Almost 25-30 people fired in last few months. Not a place one should consider for joining. Unnecessary work pressure on indian tech team. Primarily driven from Germany team.

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    Sixt Response

    July 23, 2020www.sixt.com

    Thank you for taking the time and letting us know your experience working with us. We are surprised to hear a lot of claims here which are untrue. However, we would try our best to explain a few of the aspects that you have highlighted here. 1. Cab Facility was rolled out even before COVID hit India. This was done after taking collective feedback from SIXTIANS as part of EMPLOYEE CONNECT. 2. We have not fired anyone due to the pandemic. We did not extend a few contract workers' tenures depending on the businesses' needs and few of the FTE were asked to go on PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) basis his/her performance in 2019/20. However, few chose not to opt for PIP and decided to quit. We appreciated his/her decision and we ensured to compensate them well as per offer letter guidelines. 3. SIXT India is the only development center outside of Europe. The primary reason for SIXT INDIA's presence is to cater to our clients worldwide while our business owners are in Germany, the tech team is based in our Bangalore office and are expected to deliver as per the need. However, there is no undue pressure. We also go one step and compensate employees with a compensatory off if he/she works on a holiday. We thank you and we wish you all the best!

  7. "Great work place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Manager in Reykjavík
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sixt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    We treat each other like family.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say.

  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (5)

    "Toxic work culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sixt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good perks before Corona Crises

    Cons

    No work life balance Worst managers even seen because they dont care about employees time. Employees have their own dignity but managers treat them as Slaves Toxic work culture ever seen. No Process During this pandemic employees didnt get basic benefit

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  9. "cool technical environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Munich, Bavaria
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sixt full-time

    Pros

    The new micro-services platform is very cool and it is a pleasure to work with it. Nice and knowledgeable colleagues.

    Cons

    Weird experience of the direct management. I would expect them to ask less questions and take more decisions, where applicable for the role. My feeling is that this behavior is taken as a role model from many developers, which at the end may harm the motivation in a team.

  10. "Sales Agent"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Representative in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sixt full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to learn car category as well as UK rental guidelines, and sales approach for up selling.

    Cons

    No Team work, not enough car options for daily booking, and often our internet is not working (all the bookings based on the internet) very frustrating when your job desk is sales but you can't really sale. They are focusing in premier class service but often their internet is not working. Its like living in a world war 2.

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