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Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated 23 September 2018
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  • "Work life balance is horrendous" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Hard work, long hours standing or running around, detailing cars in heat" (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really good, enjoyed it a lot

    Cons

    No advice to give to anyone

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Fast paced, undisciplined, loads of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Fast paced
    undisciplined
    loads of opportunities
    so much room to make a difference

    Cons

    undisciplined
    lots of waste
    Can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    More development, especially for Managers and leaders

  3. "ABG BSC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Good work enviroment, good tranning sessions

    Cons

    Busy work days, sometimes stress tasks

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work, continue the supportive aproches


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great People and Culture"

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    Former Employee - Multiple in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Multiple in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The biggest pro is the people, there is a certain type of people that stay in the company and make it a great place to work.

    Cons

    Still adapting to the new very american culture having been two independent entities for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't under estimate the value of people with knowledge of the legacy systems like Wizard


  5. "Competition Data Coordinator (Placement)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment, really nice office (refurbished), challenging but exciting role, opportunities to get involved in other departmental projects.

    Cons

    Some tasks can be quite repetitive, but overall this is a very interesting role.


  6. "Challenging, enjoyable, good teams - big business with lots of politics (=beware)"

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    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, bonuses, pay. It's a large and established corporation that provides a very good structure at every level. Training is available, there is an opportunity to move between departments and progress, although there is some competition and you have to fight your way to the top.
    Overall great business to work in, and to understand how such organisations function.

    Cons

    As a large business, things take a very long time to get done due to formalities, having to jump through hoops and for digital marketing that is simply counter-intuitive. Test & learn is not a company motto.
    As with big businesses, there is a lot of politics and gossip that can lead to wrongful decision-making, especially at senior management/director level.
    Big cultural rift between Europe and US offices, very America-centric when it comes to business decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the BS, focus on numbers and listen to your teams more. In the digital sphere be willing to roll out new features, campaigns and initiatives fast, test, learn and implement changes fast to keep up to speed with tech developments.


  7. "AvisBudget Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefit such as discounted car rental worldwide

    Cons

    No work life balance can do with some improvement

    Advice to Management

    Induction process is to be smoother.

  8. "Revenue Management Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Revenue Management Analyst in Bracknell, England
    Former Employee - Revenue Management Analyst in Bracknell, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for university graduates as it gives a perspective on working in a large enterprise
    Good work/life balance - work/life balance is good

    Cons

    Managers are too young and not properly prepared to lead by example.
    HR is inexistent
    No possibility to climb the corporate ladder as the job allows only for 1 promotion max (from analyst to senior analyst)
    Location is terrible
    Little benefits (not even half the price discount on car rentals...) with no transportation benefit
    Declining industry with little future


  9. "Great for some, awful for others"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quiet office which allows you to get on with your work.

    Cons

    Old guard mentality. No culture within the European HQ team. Horrendous working hours. Poor people managers.


  10. "decent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avis Budget Group full-time

    Pros

    career progression and opportunity to travel

    Cons

    lots of sales and commission based earnings


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