Aaron's Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Aaron's CEO John Robinson
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56 Ratings

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. Helpful (1)

    A good opportunity for a hard worker.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Asheville, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It has good pay, great benefits package. Always closed on Sundays, closed on major holidays (a rarity in retail) and a decent quality of life. It can be a very rewarding place to work when things are going well.

    Cons

    You work a lot of hours at Aarons. Management works at least 50 hours, and as a GM I work close to 60 some weeks. The pressure to keep the store growing is immense. Just as the job can be fun when things are going well, it can be almost unbearable when things are not going well.

    Advice to Management

    Many times extra paperwork and micro-managing can suck the life out of the job, which is already stressful and demanding. A shotgun style management approach should be avoided. Personalized assistance and counseling is a better way to encourage growth and commitment.


  2. general manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Delegating roles and tasks, Initiates strategies, conducting performance evaluations, planning and implementing daily activities tasks, organizing in/out store activities and controlling all aspects of day to day standard of operations. Identifying instability in rules and conducts. Prepared and implementing corrective action plans for any deficiencies in the store operations.

    Cons

    one shoe don't fit all, don't expect apple out of cherry tree


  3. Great Company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aaron's

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement. Great atmosphere to work in as well.

    Cons

    Salary increases are minimal unless you become a store manager.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    CAM

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aaron's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I really don't have any except there are some cool people that you work with.

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor benefits, poor work life balance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    good job for young people starting off or in school

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pasadena, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay rate is better than most "first job" places , advancement to financial dept. or manager, friendly staff, good environment

    Cons

    long hours, growth in the company can take very long, bi-weekly checks, there are very slow days. no more negative things to say

    Advice to Management

    increase pay rate and decrease hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    Get what you put in to it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Everything in Central, TX
    Former Employee - Everything in Central, TX

    I worked at Aaron's (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interaction with customers and pay, wish there could of been more, sorry.

    Cons

    Amount of hours, benefits, environment that outside management creates You will only get paid decent if you are a memeber of management. But then you are expected to make this job your life. Most of the coworkers are easy and fun to get along with, sadly they were only there to collect a check. Outside management is completely on a different page from store level management. Regional wants to be everyone's friend, and pretty sure he the female workers "friends". All in all he only good thing about this company was the relationship built with the customers. Pay is ok if you are a member of management.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to be everyone's friend, used to be ranked number one, now your struggling. Cancer doesn't always start at the store level, it can also spread from the top down and that is what has happened here.


  8. General Manager

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    Current Employee - Store General Manager in Eunice, LA
    Current Employee - Store General Manager in Eunice, LA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, training, and opportunities

    Cons

    High pressure, terrible home/work balance


  9. Good work that can be fun

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Aaron's

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work will always be there and if you show up with a good attitude you will enjoy it

    Cons

    High turnover and not a lot of staff members make call outs a long day


  10. decent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Fitzgerald, GA
    Current Employee - Manager Trainee in Fitzgerald, GA

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you can move up, lots of hours

    Cons

    a lot of hours and unreal expectations and sometimes people that do the job don't get recognized.

    Advice to Management

    have your district in the stores more to see what really goes on.


  11. Not Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aaron's

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. Salary is good, and if your lucky enough to be in a big store, the salary is outstanding. Bonus structure is good and attainable.

    Cons

    Hours can be long. Collections can be stressful. If you are surrounded by a good team, it's really not that hard.



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