Avis Budget Group

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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
463 Reviews
3.3
463 Reviews
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Avis Budget Group CEO Ron Nelson
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149 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits including sick days and paid vacation (in 16 reviews)

  • It's a Union location and there is great benefits because of the Union (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does NOT listen or care about the workforce (in 23 reviews)

  • long hours with no overtime, bad weather means flight delays (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Solid cash/benefits for a sales job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Rental Sales Agent in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good money, good benefits, and overtime pays well.

    Cons

    Terrible union based hours based on seniority and working holidays. You have to deal with angry customers a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are quick to punish you for small errors, yet look the other way when there are serious issues like scamming going on. The hours can be crazy and changing. You will not have a good work/life balance because it's seniority based scheduling and long hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great training but terrible micromanagement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent  in  South San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in South San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Avis provides top quality training to it's associates. I learned so much through the 6 week training as well as shadowing others. Good money if you work in a high foot traffic location such as sfo.

    Cons

    Terrible management.
    My sense of morality disappeared for awhile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good to a point

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Based on stock performance, this company is headed in the right direction

    Cons

    leadership seems too focused on cost savings and not strategic thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Long hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    company car, you own it.

    Cons

    direct reports, long days, hard core sales, no work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Reservation system - three decades old DOS

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    Former Employee - RSA
    Former Employee - RSA

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Upward advancement possible if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Certain locations have extremely high turn over ratesy due to long hours, lack of man power,low pay and low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one wants to embrace old technology. Whoever is in charge of this area should rethink their strategy. The competition certainly has.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great experience for students and retirees

    Current Employee - Shuttler  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Shuttler in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone that works here are generally very friendly

    Cons

    Lots of miscommunication can happen on a busy day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be very clear when providing instructions.

  8.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    company car and other benifits

    Cons

    sucession planning needs improvement. value results and promote based on results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at results not individual being nice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I feel honoured and appreciated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vehicle Service Agent  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Vehicle Service Agent in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Avis treats its employees with dignity and puts a human face though the down to earth managers who are approachable, understanding and passionate.

    Cons

    The part time schedule is not flexible to meet my schedule to look for and do other work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make schedule more friendly to part-time employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Company with a vision

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company with a vision, good perks

    Cons

    Too many hours and chiefs , gets frustrating at times but all good intentions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with lower management your plans so we can achieve and get excited too!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Global company that treats you well

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Worked for sales department in a account management job. Great co-workers and office environment. Pay was good for job. Hours were set by the account so no flexibility there, but were very flexible when needed. My direct management was very positive.

    Cons

    As with any large publicly traded company you could get lost in the advancement opportunity. Staying #1 is the high priority in public opinion. Maybe not so much with employees. Overall my experience was good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the little ones who do the day to day grunt work for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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