Zipcar Employee Reviews in United States

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The decline of Car Sharing
Fleet Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 1, 2016
Once a great company...now a mess.
Exciting fast paced work atmosphere that is run by a leadership team in both NY and Boston that really does not understand car sharing. Since the buyout form Avis the company has continued to fall as the ABG has not idea how to run a car sharing low touch model. The IT systems do no integrate and all the efforts to do so are consistently hampered by poor budgeting. If you want to apploy as an associate or coordinator go ahead but as a
Pros
great 401K and occasional Beer cart
Cons
poor compensation, confused and unethical sr leadership. Lack of training
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turn the other direction and dont waste your time.
Fleet Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 19, 2015
upper management is run by people with fitness and hospitality experience which has no relevance with Automobiles at all. upper management hires externally theyre (friends) from fitness and hospitality, Zipcar's motto is: its not what you know but who you know. employees are quitting left and right. seniority is not worth a dime here, the day 1 employees are fed up with the new upper management micro managing and giving multiple projects and not being compensated for it. Zipcar will say they will pay you $51,000 a year but what goes into your pocket is $26,000 a year. medical benefis are terrible, Aetna, is one of the worst insurances out there, the co-pay is ridiculous ! taxes are insane, theres no more overtime.
Pros
None
Cons
dont get me started, just read my review and you will know what i mean.
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Exciting and Friendly Environment
Artist (Current Employee) –  Franklin, WIDecember 22, 2015
The few people I have worked with during the events I do live art at have been a pleasure to be around. Good chemistry between the marketing associate and I. I also have free reign as to what design I want to paint on the Zipcars.
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Company is growing and will continue to grow
Fleet (Current Employee) –  San DiegoJune 4, 2015
Although the company is growing, this year they are cutting back a lot in order to grow. Which means no raises or hiring new people to help the workload. More work, same compensation. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the start up mentality of the company but in a small market you have no voice and little support.
Pros
Small Office Great Communication
Cons
No advancement, more work since we are a small market. Unfair compensation
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Good experience as an Intern
Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Santa Cruz, CAJune 22, 2015
The internship builds your communication skills as tabling and emailing are constant marketing tools used to promote Zipcar membership. It was a good experience being able to talk with many people although it is rough at times since a lot of students will just pass you by.
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Productive workplace in a unique contemporary environment with a ping pong table
Market Manager (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 21, 2015
Extremely creative work environment with superb upper management. Not much room for growth within the company. The company overall is a great company.
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A changing environment
Marketing Assistant (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 11, 2015
Simply put, a start-up gets bought out by a big corporation and the inevitable outcome is change.
There is no genuine 'good' or 'bad' - it just is what it is.
Zipcar is a company in flux.
Many of the major players have changed, the benefits have changed (sadly, for the worst), and the mood has changed.
The people are WONDERFUL. The team in place does a fantastic job hiring happy go-getters and I'm proud to work with and for them.
However, the pay is poor and the culture is running it's due course where Big Brother is concerned.
Again, neither good or bad, it just is what it is. I'm used to the style of the start up and hope to find that again. The Corporation that now owns the company has always done things a certain way and I fear they haven't a clue how to handle their new step kid.
Pros
great coworkers, casual attire.
Cons
terrible benefits and broken pay scale.
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Productive and forward thinking company
Independent Contractor (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 6, 2015
Organized music distribution with corporate executives in Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Toronto, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago and Washington, DC.

Coordinated Twitter, Instagram and Facebook campaigns.
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Good networking experience
Campus Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Charlestown, MAJune 25, 2013
Typical day included marketing the Zipcar brand name to VCU students and informing them about the deals we could offer. Learned great leadership skills along with great experience in working on my own and becoming more organized. Management was one of the lacking points, as they were only available via phone/email and only checked in once a week. The hardest part was going in front of auditoriums and explaining the program in an concise manner. But it was very enjoyable to be able to get in contact with so many people across the campus.
Pros
free zipcar service
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Great Office Great People
Marketing (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMarch 21, 2013
I work as a part-time Brand Ambassador which helped with a lot of skills. As a Brand Ambassador I'm flexible in the office and I often help out in every department. I gained skills working in marketing, customer services and helping to manage the fleet.
Pros
a lot of fun events and opportunies, great for college students
Cons
barely get part time hours
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Fun company with great executive exposure.
Regional Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington DCFebruary 26, 2013
Fun company with a lot of pressure. Lots of exposure to executive opportunities and areas to grom professionally. Dive in and swim type of environment. Very little training and info-structure.
Pros
great leaning experience
Cons
lacks positive structure
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Fun in the summer
Fleet Associate CU Campus (Current Employee) –  Champaign, ILFebruary 25, 2014
Summer job is GREAT!!..This past winter was really tough with all the bad weather. Cars kept having dead batterys and got stuck in the snow everyday. Was a rough winter to work outside.
Pros
get to be outside, freedom to work what fits in your schedule
Cons
winter
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Zipcar Brand Ambassador
Brand Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 14, 2014
Fun work culture that promotes a healthy work/life balance. Compensation is relatively low and management is inexperienced and can border on unprofessional.
Pros
schedule flexibility
Cons
low pay
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Fun Place to Work
Market Fleet Supervisor (Former Employee) –  DenverApril 15, 2014
Fun place to work,
Very fast paced and goal oriented.

Can be challenging at times and sometimes the days can go a little long but the rewards are great and the people are very fun to work with.
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Great Professional Sales Experience for Young Workers
Youth Marketing (Former Employee) –  Morgantown, WVJuly 13, 2012
A self motivates environment with a chance for the associate to build experience with sales and team management
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Great culture. Great engineers
SENIOR VEHICLE HARDWARE ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 24, 2013
Zipcar has some great culture and great experienced engineers.
Pros
free beer, lunches, ping pong table
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Good company, upper management lacks.
Brand Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 22, 2014
Great company to work for but upper management does not show appreciation to low level employees.
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Great Company
Accounts Payable Clerk (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 31, 2013
Great place to work
Great People
Fun
Not much else to say
I enjoyed it
Pros
people
Cons
no cons
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