Aaron's Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay with bonus and commission (in 18 reviews)

  • Excellent opportunities for advancement (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Working long hours take you away from family (in 49 reviews)

  • Little to no work/life balance (50 (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Yuma, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hours and bonus opportunities. Great sales training.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, lots of walking for door to door marketing.


  2. GM

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay for a good store over 900 customers, anything less can't be justified.

    Cons

    No time at home, staff levels are to thin. We want champagne employees for fudruckers wages.

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees go home earlier


  3. Sales Manager

    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Aaron's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teaches you how to multi-task Fast pase sales environment

    Cons

    Sales Manager has way too many responsibilities. Commission structure is horrible


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  5. Regional Manager

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    training programs, advancement opportunities, career minded, relationships built, pay for performance structure, benefits, the company is a great company to work for. anyone who complains, has to understand.. RENT TO OWN is not FOR EVERYONE. This is a unique industry, and possibilities are endless when you take the initiative.

    Cons

    uniformity between regions/divisions. stronger guidance direction from upper management. the complaints i read about too many hours? since when did 40-45 hours become too many? complaints about upper management, understand not every regional/divisional/general manager manages the same.. its not the company but the supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    glad we got the change we so desperately needed.


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    Aarons Sale & Lease

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tulare, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tulare, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful experience can be gained in selling. You will learn to establish relationships with clients that can last years. As well as learning how to market and promote your store. Plenty of product knowledge can be attained due to the wide variety of product carried. No credit check is required at Aarons so everyone is you talk to is pre approved. Moving up is a definite possibility as the company likes to promote within. The company gives every employee Sundays off as well as a one week vacation every year. Medical/Dental/Vision insurance are also provided as well as a 401k.

    Cons

    Aarons is currently struggling throughout the west coast specifically California to be in compliance with the states rules for rent/lease to own type businesses. The company as a whole feels like it is in a transition from a more personal experience that cares about people to a more corporate mentality. The Sales team seems to be considered second to the Accounts department (collections) which automatically divides everyone at the store. Commission or spiffs is rather low 1 to 2 dollars per item. And getting commission is dependent on the entire department hitting goals rather than the individual. So even if you have a great sales month if the department isn't pulling its weight you are not getting paid. Your commission is also based on the customers first payment but the company constantly sends out free first months promos cutting your spiff to zero. It is a lease to own set up so you will be dealing with a lower income customer base.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that our customers in the end will pay double what the item is worth. I do not care what your percentage collected is at the end of the month if most your customer base has decided once they pay off their account they are done with Aarons you are never going to grow your store. A commission plan that actually paid sales people a decent percentage of every deal as apposed to a spiff plan that gives at times 0 percent of every first payment to your staff would improve customer gain greatly.


  7. accountant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    not bad ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ....

    Cons

    no comment ,, ...


  8. General manager.

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits good pay and easy work life balance. If you are WILLING to work for it. Easy people to get along with, and the upper management is pretty supportive.

    Cons

    Lots of hours late nights, and pressure to grow and collect. But that is expected in the RTO business. If you are not willing to work hard this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay our talent more to start with and we will get better people. And make sure that all divisions are all on the same page when it comes to how to run things.


  9. Great place to start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work for.

    Cons

    Pay could be better just like any company.


  10. gm

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement, fast paced, challenging environment. Hard work pays off, very competitive place to work.

    Cons

    The hours are very long, work on Saturday. Hard to find good employees who are focused and committed.


  11. Great Company, Plenty of Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great upward mobility potential if you are willing to work for it. Awesome training. Fun business.

    Cons

    Late hours if you have a family. You'll probably have to relocate if you want a multi-unit position.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget what works in the RTO business.



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