Avis Budget Group
2.8 of 5 319 reviews
www.avisbudgetcareers.com Parsippany, NJ 5000+ Employees

Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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2.8 319 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

Avis Budget Group CEO Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson

(103 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good benefits including sick days and paid vacation"
    in 14 reviews
  • "free car and gas, great benefits & discounts for companies (verizon,expedia)"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Constant struggle with upper management to get the resources needed to grow business"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Management goes into hiding anytime you need cars or customer service issues"
    in 17 reviews
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Don't Waste Your Time

Car Return Associate (Former Employee)
Fort Myers, FL (US)

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

ProsHealth Insurance, 401K with 6% matching

ConsInept management, constant micro-management, station manage spying on employees, non-compliance with the Corporate Ideology, customers constantly conned into "up-sale" items, juvenile type contests devised by managers with rewards of "Bling", major safety issues in car return area not addressed, preventive maintenance intentionally overlooked in order to rent more vehicles, a “he said - she said” backstabbing work environment, tight knit good ol’ boy network, filthy work conditions, terrible work schedule....need I go on?

Initially ABG is painted to be a happy place, as depicted by the indoctrination DVD, chock full of sing-song pleasantries of the Corporate mantra. However 5 minutes on the job and the indoctrination was nothing more than a mere failure at brainwashing the employee. It is completely the opposite and violates every principle of customer service that ABG supposedly stands for

My advice: Unless you are into heavy drama, save your health and find another job. ABG is not worth it.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe GM needs to put himself on the front line more to see what is actually going on and stop changing things for the sake of job justification. If it works, don't fix it!
The Airport Manager needs to begin to appreciate her employees instead of acting as a Prison Warden. Treat your employees with respect and reward them accordingly for their outstanding performance - and not with a candy bar either!.
Managers need to be on the same page. Too much contradiction in daily operational policy. Make yourselves shown instead of hiding in the back office.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The most disorganized place to ever work. Overworked and under paid.

Operations Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsFree car and free gas and no cost insurance on the car.
The ability to use the car for personal use.

ConsWorking 50 hours a week plus for salary.
Some weeks you will work 55 to 60 hours a week.
Churn rate of employees is high with rental sales agents.
If there are call offs you will do other employees jobs like renting cars,washing cars, checking in cars and shuttling cars.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Was a Great Start

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Providence, RI (US)

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

ProsNice bonus fair pay 40+ hours a week

ConsYou have to stay till last flight even if its 4 am

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on making shining stars brighter and let the bad ones leave

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great job if you like sitting around doing nothing.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Avis Budget Group

Prosalways working overtime so the pay was not too bad

Consbase pay really low and the raises are not that great.

Advice to Senior Managementstart people with higher base pay especially if they have a history of sales.

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As any job there are ups and downs overall a great place to work

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

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

ProsStrong company, good values, great employess

ConsMore sales driven than customer service driven

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Family friendly with work balance and commitment to employee development when I was with Budget

Recruiting Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsDuring the time I was there people were respected, encouraged and the company seemed truly interested in the wellbeing and personal development of it's employees.

ConsAfter the Avis purchase pros were pretty much non-existent.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to find a balance between turning a profit and treating your people like people.

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Working abg

Service Agent (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

ProsGreat coworkers, that is all

ConsManagement is terrible. Everyone wants to leave to go to a better job, no room for growth, instead of hiring in house with a person witn experience they hire someone that must be trained, long story short everyone at the phila international airport feels over worked, under paid, and very much under appreciated. I dont even know what union i am apart of yet union dues are coming out of my check every 1st of the month.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to start an incentive system, so employees feel appreciated and motivated to work harder and better.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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stressful and profitable during season

Rental Sales Agent (Current Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

ProsYou can make a lot of money during season as long as you are provided with cars to rent. Good benefits including sick days and paid vacation.

ConsNo organization, lack of cars, no recognition for anything good. Its a roller-coaster of a job. You are part of a workers union here which offers both pros and cons itself.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore support for front line employees. Counter managers should actually be at the counter.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good job for college aged kids

Rental Sales Associate (Current Employee)

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

ProsLots of time between flights

ConsManagers make the job much more complicated then it needs to be
Csi is a scam

Advice to Senior ManagementPay rental agents direct commission

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work environment stressful

Maintenance Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

Prosit is a job. Beats being homeless

Consdays go by too fast

Advice to Senior ManagementLove one another. Business is for people by people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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