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Lots of professional freedom to run the business side.
National advertisements tie hands to a certain lower spending clientele.
Advice to Management
Remember to support your local franchisees better.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at MAACO (Pawtucket, RI) in October 2009.
I received phone call from manager asking me if I wanted to come off the road (as independent appraiser) and work inside with him at Maaco. The manager knew who I was already because I had been there before on claims. I stopped by and met with owner and gave him my resume. We decided I would work about 15 hrs a week with them while I continued to operate my business. I think we both wanted to make sure that we were on the same page before we made a commitment to each other. I would have to sell my appraisal business if things looked good for all. I eventually worked mon wed and fri, eight hours each day at a rate of $200 per day. The owner offered me the full time job, but tried to negotiate my salary down a bit. I told him no, that I would have to move on. He very reluctantly agreed to pay me $1000 a week for the next 3 years, until they had a management change in 2012. So, my interview process was really my experience he needed to get to the next level with his business. There were not any questions about where I wanted to be in five years.........
After working with each other on a part time basis for 2-3 months, and paying my asking rate during this period, the owner tried to negotiate my rate down. I was hurt, but not as hurt as he was when I would not budge on my salary demands. He paid me what I asked for.
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MAACO Franchising offers relief from chips, dings, dents, and other auto body blemishes. The company franchises about 500 MAACO Collision Repair & Auto Painting shops throughout the US and in half a dozen Canadian provinces. The company does business with vehicle fleet operators as well as with individuals. Fleet clients include ARAMARK, DHL, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. MAACO estimates that its franchisees have painted more than 16 million vehicles since the company was founded in 1972. It was sold in late 2008 to Driven Brands, owner of Meineke Car Care Centers and several...