Avis Budget Group

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Poor managed company -semi stressful

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Current Employee - RSA in Raleigh, NC (US)
Current Employee - RSA in Raleigh, NC (US)

I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Can be a easy job on a slower day but turn to a extreme headache in the matter of minutes. Great selection of cars and pretty relaxed atmosphere for the most part. Pay is ok with a commission based hourly pay.

Cons

Upper management has no contact with its employees and pretty much ignores them. I rarely see any of them. Middle management is overworked and over-stressed and really doesnt care because no resolution to any problem will get solved. Very slim chance of advancement at my location. RSA's (Rental Sales) have applied over and over only to get led on and shot down. Some being there years and plenty of experience. Its who is kissing ass and the most of it. Everything is based on senority. If you are new, then you get screwed after your 90 days are up. Your schedule is now the worst. You work all holidays. You want vacation? You better hope nobody above you already took those days. Pay is a tiered so if you sell something and bring in that commission then you can lose that money with the next rental that doesnt want anything. Very Unfair and legal stealing from their own employees. Management can move those tiers to where they see fit for your location. Ive seen a steady decline in commission since Ive been there with little change in sales on my part. Most people have lost all hope in going anywhere in the company and are just there to collect a paycheck of somekind. Alot of shifty thieving older employees that get turned the blind eye to when caught doing something they arent suppose to. Swept under the rug. Ive heard other locations make great money just not this one. If you apply online through the website, you may hear something back in 4-6 months. Even if your a current employee. You can apply within but unless management likes you, your not getting anywhere. People come and go soo much its hard to keep track of names.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Connect with your employees and tell them whats going on in the business. Come out from your little offices and maybe get to know some people and watch and learn to whats going on. Not by posting a memo on a board hoping everyone will read it. Stop stealing their paycheck!!! If they sell for you then reward them, not dip into their own pockets.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Initially rewarding, however the last few years, micromanaging has become the norm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Managers get a free car to drive; You can move up the management ladder IFyou are willing to relocate frequently

    Cons

    The "old boy network" is still existence; Some relics in management keep company from moving forward; little family/work balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline and focus. Too many "new" processes or projects being rolled out without the resources and manpower being in place; Instead of achieving excellence in a few areas, managers are forced to resort to being "fire fighters" with a emphasis on short term

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was great while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The fleet of cars are nice. When they do have cars in the building it is good to search for other alternatives in your class or if your willing to upgrade.

    Cons

    Management have become way to cut throat. All they want are results and nothing more. The great environment we had before at work is gone. The commission rates have been changed so many times and have been reduced so much that at this point all that's left for them is for you to sell and not get the proper commission rate back from your hard work. It was fun, exciting atmosphere when I arrived but then when management changed it began going downhill from there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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