Rent-A-Center Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Tough job, decent pay....it could be better

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Rent-A-Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, trips, bonuses, always changing, get to help people, training, paid time off, all major holidays off

    Cons

    Differs by location greatly, little time off, hard standards to hit vs time to accomplish the goals, demanding.....always

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great experience, tough gig, always look to advance, if not be good at what you do or you won't be here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great environment and great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Decatur, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Decatur, IN

    I have been working at Rent-A-Center

    Pros

    Working with customers and getting them what they need, seeing the smiles on there faces when you deliver the product to them. Company is a good company to work for you just don't have to be afraid of hard work. What you get her is earned not just handed out it's not the welfare system it's called work for a reason.

    Cons

    Some of the products are steep on price but service and everything helps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be afraid to offend people and by that I mean don't promote just because someone would get mad they didn't get it. If they quit because of it then they are quality employees and they only care about them selves not the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Appreciate your good employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rent-A-Center

    Pros

    The pay and 70% of customers are enjoyable. Coworkers become closer than co workers. Your with them so much they are your family from home.

    Cons

    Upper Management will lie and promise advancement in order to keep you from taking better opportunities. They rarely appreciate good employees. Overlook performance and promote who they are buddy buddy with. Get it in writing. That's all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your core values. Improve the quality of life of your coworkers and customers, then you will not have such a turn over, in both ways. Stop seeing dollar signs and appreciate your customers. Satisfied customers will return and disgruntled customers will go to your competitors. With 3000 stores you could give them better deals and treat them with respect.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. A good steady job.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Pacific, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Pacific, MO

    I worked at Rent-A-Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, easy to do, lots of hours

    Cons

    Customers have problems 24/7. You must work over 40 hours every week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Store Manager Review

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Rent-A-Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, training was good with high expectations, good compensation. Expect to work hard.

    Cons

    You will work hard while there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company benefits were good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. I really enjoyed learning the rent to own business at rent a center.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Rent-A-Center

    Pros

    There was a lot of advancement opportunity. The job keeps you busy and stays interesting. Never doing the same thing for too long. There was always relocation opportunity for those willing to move.

    Cons

    The home work balance wasn't very good. Long hours and working every Sunday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favoritism when it comes to promotions. Be careful who your district managers are. It's one of the most corrupt positions in the company. Let people's numbers speak not how much you like them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    great!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rent-A-Center

    Pros

    alot of ot.....you get a whole lot of freedom on the road while driving. get to met so many new people .if you like driving for long periods of time this is ideal. this is simply one of the best jobs i ever worked for.

    Cons

    merchandise is cheap and easy to scratch.They will try to write you up if you damage merchandise that's so frail. i had a boss who was down your throat if you didn't finish in the time allotted i had to deliver a whole bedroom set and TV set and stand by myself and he called me like 15 mins after i got their and was down my throat because i didn't finish fast enough i had to go up 3 flights of stairs carrying the load. They will keep you at times way over the time your supposed to go home. MANAGER GOT ANGRY AT ME AND SAID YOU WILL COME IN TO WORK WHEN I SAY SO....FELT LIKE A SLAVE. BUT OTHER THAN HIS PANIC ATTACK HE WAS PRETTY COOL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    THE PAY SHOULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE FOR THE WORK CONDITIONS THAT YOUR WORKERS HAVE TO FACE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Pays decent

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Rent-A-Center

    Pros

    Decent pay, vacation time, 401k, meet lots of people

    Cons

    Long hours, work/family balance way off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Customer Service Rep

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    Former Employee - Customer Account Representative in Clementon, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Account Representative in Clementon, NJ

    I worked at Rent-A-Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It was nice knowing I'd always get overtime. Very relaxed setting as long as your route was properly managed.

    Cons

    Mandatory Saturday shifts as it's the busiest day. Promotions only come from the store manager, if you don't have a good relationship (or if someone else has a better one) you'll be passed over. If you have an already had route when you start it's tough to get it good again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Could be better, but not the best Place I've worked

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Account Representative in Wapakoneta, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Account Representative in Wapakoneta, OH

    I have been working at Rent-A-Center

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Good workout (you will be making deliveries constantly)
    Great benefits, and plenty of vacation time as the time goes on.
    Great learning material on how appliances, tvs and computers work.

    Cons

    Long hours. This is a retail store, open from 10-7 almost everyday. You will feel as if you live at work. Average per week is 45.
    Poor management, at least at the store I worked at. Not making good calls with who to rent to, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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