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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated Dec 2, 2019

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3.0
43%
Recommend to a Friend
52%
Approve of CEO
Avis Budget Group CEO Larry De Shon
Larry De Shon
324 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good commission and benefits in terms of pay and using cars(in 105 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and co-workers are pretty awesome(in 70 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, working in every condition(in 84 reviews)

  • "micro management - upper management have 0 respect for the employees and treat with little to no dignity(in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent work environment and friendly colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Content Manager in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open and friendly work environment. Prompt and helpful HR and facilities teams. Comms are regular, informative and good fun. Office layout and communal spaces perfect for relaxing and networking. Very much encourages work/life balance.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get permission to get licenses for some software. Makes hosting some meetings/webinars more difficult than necessary.

    Avis Budget Group2019-09-25
  2. "Good commission but bad management"

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent 

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good commission and benefits in terms of pay and using cars

    Cons

    Management are useless at times

    Avis Budget Group2019-11-06
  3. "Your mileage may vary"

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    Current Employee - Leader in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are pockets of the organisation with strong leadership and good career prospects, particularly in the rent-a-car operational parts of the business. You may genuinely thrive if you value process and hierarchy.

    Cons

    If you're a free thinker or a fast mover it's unlikely this is for you; you'll feel stifled by the centralised, top down decision making, lack of pace, lack of authority and inane investment process.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the innovation theatre, focus on getting the basics right. Transforming an organisation into a genuinely innovative environment takes more than just giving people a form to fill in - focus on values and culture first. Recognise talent and push authority and accountability to the teams and individuals that can turn the business around - and then genuinely get out of their way.

    Avis Budget Group2019-10-24
  4. "Opportunities to expand knowledge"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support 

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Many systems and technologies (old and new) giving you a wide depth of opportunity to learn new products

    Cons

    Official training can be hard to come by, as per many organisations. Not sure of long term support abilities within organisation

    Avis Budget Group2019-09-30
  5. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lovely people + good infrastructure

    Cons

    Takes time for projects to be completed due to red taps

    Avis Budget Group2019-09-06
  6. "Absolutely amazing company to work for with a lot of opportunities to prosper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A company that recognises valuable staff and treat their employees well

    Cons

    Nothing negative hence my length of employment

    Avis Budget Group2019-07-31
  7. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No main downsides for this company

    Avis Budget Group2019-06-02
  8. "Nice people, large tech debt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly atmosphere, collaborative environment

    Cons

    Significant tech debt, focus on new flashy things instead of fixing underlying problems

    Avis Budget Group2019-05-25
  9. "Customer Service Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good support, good team to work in

    Cons

    Pure results based/not particularly mindful of staff happiness

    Avis Budget Group2019-05-15
  10. "Business development manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Met some lifelong friends

    Cons

    Not enough fleet, lots of cliques, frosty atmosphere between locations

    Advice to Management

    Start being proactive instead of reactive

    Avis Budget Group2019-05-03
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