Avis Budget Group Reviews

Updated 26 August, 2014
Updated 26 August, 2014
499 Reviews

3.3
499 Reviews
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Avis Budget Group CEO Ron Nelson
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Slave

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    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent  in  West Palm Beach, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Agent in West Palm Beach, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Management brags a lot accomplishes nothing for anyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get with it....outsourcing does nothing but create havoc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Run!!!

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Newark, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Newark, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    You get a car as a manager.

    Cons

    50 to 60 hour work weeks. Unionized tenured employees. Very immature work atmosphere. Politics! Very inappropriate chatter-they constantly talk about sex and use abrasive language. They will gang up on you and get you fired if they don't like you. There is absolutely no job security. If you plan on making a change and creating a better work environment-beware-they will strategize your demise. The managers do not communicate-very cut throat environment. If you are an attractive female-You will have enemies- the men will be very inappropriate(even the managers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favortism. Support the managers in their efforts to make the company better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Abuse of power

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    Current Employee - RSA  in  Albuquerque, NM (US)
    Current Employee - RSA in Albuquerque, NM (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and its 40 hours

    Cons

    In Albuquerque NM the upper management loves intimidation techniques! The ops managers are over worked and understaffed and never on the same page. We consistently take abuse from upper management and customers. Management seems to lazy to deal with the red tape of getting rid of employees who are completely useless which leaves the bulk of the workload on everyone else. There is mo room for advancement the airport and district managers are more interested in a bra size than a competent employee! I have never ever worked for a company who has treated their employees so bad in my life! They talk this big talk family first..... yeah right! The airport and district managers in abq should be fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like human beings and stop trying to bully and scare us! Want to know why hertz and enterprise are on top? Their employees are treated with a little bit more respect!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Fort Myers, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Myers, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The pros to working at Avis: You receive a company car and gas for now. Good health insurance coverage.

    Cons

    Some of the cons are upper mobility. Old fashioned mentality, all who you know in the right place at right time. Work hard with no advancement. Upper management will applaud you but will not advance you. Lot's of promises with no action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak louder than words!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great training but terrible micromanagement

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    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
  9.  

    Great group of People to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Really great people to work with

    Cons

    Need more focus on building employee moral

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid cash/benefits for a sales job.

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    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
  11.  

    Good to a point

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    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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