Aaron's Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
338 Reviews
2.7
338 Reviews
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Aaron's President & CEO Ronald W. Allen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent opportunities for advancement (in 9 reviews)

  • Store managers work hard and are rewarded with really good pay (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Hours 8am-9pm most days, Tough to balance a healthy home life (in 44 reviews)

  • A lot of people are out to get you it seems, and the work/life balance is terrible (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    General Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aaron's (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay structure, intense online training and monthly reviews from upper management. Committed to the local community and giving back anyway they can.

    Cons

    Long hours at times. Seeing people at the lowest point in their lives at times can be very tough to witness, let alone ask for the lease property back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your lower level store staff more. Do more team building events and really show them and their families that you appreciate the sacrifices that are made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work late and lots of hours. But easy job to keep.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aaron's

    Pros

    Hones in skills that will be valuable in other areas.

    Cons

    Never see your family be prepared

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees more

  3.  

    Kinda lost in this place never did retail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in New Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Manager In Training in New Bedford, MA

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    could be worst,what if i didnt have a job at all

    Cons

    could be worst,what if this was all i could get

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your eyes open

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working for Aaron's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Council Bluffs, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Council Bluffs, IA

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My Boss is a great teacher, the customers.

    Cons

    The hours and pay. Some of the behaviors of some co workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain all policies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Aaron's

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Been in 2 stores in 2 different states, and the application process seems to help them obtain good employees. Benefits and holiday packages are fair.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, 3 times a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more aware of training needs, early into employment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Aarons Sales and Lease

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Rockingham, NC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Rockingham, NC

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Pay. Very challenging which is necessary for me to stay focused. Over 2000 stores nationally so very stable company to work for.

    Cons

    Long Hours. Some nights are until 9 p.m. I personally work 2 Saturdays per month but most employees work almost every Saturday.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Learned a lot but not a place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Aaron's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paid weekly, bonuses, commission, hour lunch break.

    Cons

    Overworked, under paid, poor management, crazy customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap & pay more to people who actually do what needs to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Over managed Chaos

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Aaron's full-time

    Pros

    Nice People and VERY structured organization

    Cons

    Low pay, weak emphasis on marketing to the mass public. Only focused on Low Income, Gov't subsidized, or retired monthly income individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people have a bit more ability to do their jobs without having to chase down a manager for
    EVERY decision. It's called Empowerment, not micromanagement.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bittersweet world of retail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Aaron's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience boost, test of patience, learn a lot about corporate,benefits, loads of sales Intel, computer job, administrative job company growth and a great way to interact with people job.

    Cons

    dirty and lazy team members, Friday morning meetings with no growth, no hope in little people, no pay raises to those who have been there over a year and conflicting views of company goals effecting daily activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accept goal oriented workers, pay raises to those who work for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Repetitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to meet a lot of people and also help them out by being able to lease something they need. Not hard work. You do not have to sit at a desk for 10 hours a day. Job duties do not change for the most part. Relaxed feel depending on how your GM is. 401k

    Cons

    Long hours, mostly 10-8 everyday depending on store performance. Depending on location Field Visiting could be dangerous going into not safe neighborhoods trying to get in contact with those who do not pay on time. You will be cussed at and most likely threatened at some point if you hold this job title.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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