Aaron's Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Aaron's CEO John Robinson
John Robinson
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Pros
  • Good pay good benefits friendly customers (in 18 reviews)

  • Excellent opportunities for advancement (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, upper management is always changing, the rules change on a daily basis (in 49 reviews)

  • A lot of people are out to get you it seems, and the work/life balance is terrible (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Very fun and exciting

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    Current Employee - CAM/Mt
    Current Employee - CAM/Mt

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun co-workers

    Cons

    long days, pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    more raises

  2. General manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aaron's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team oriented great culture great open door polixy

    Cons

    Schedule of 80 hours

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Aaron's

    Pros

    Great employees to work with. Amazing owners and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours and overtime. Can be very stressful at times

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  5. Good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Intern in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Management Intern in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Aaron's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -I had a good manager who was flexible with hours and did not undermine lower management
    -Enjoyed the people I worked with
    -Was not a strenuous job

    Cons

    -Commission was impossible for my position, but seemed difficult for every sales position
    -High turnover rate
    -Corporate places new managers over stores frequently - many times employees will quit because of new manager

    Advice to Management

    Put more interest in employees, better benefits. Do not undermine managers methods with broad rules and practices which will not work for every store.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great employees, terrible management.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Arlington, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The customers were a pleasure to deal with, the products were a breeze to sell.

    Cons

    Constantly being asked for more productivity no matter how great your numbers were. Didn't matter if your store was doing well if the stores as a whole were not doing so great.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who are excelling at their job. Don't base promotions on who you know.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Overall great experience. I learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aaron's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, great employee's, we were like a family. My regional manager was amazing.

    Cons

    Hours of course but that's any retail job. Occasionally had to deal with roaches, fleas, bed bugs and overall dirty merchandise.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your people based off of their performance not because of their education.

  8. Helpful (1)

    If you like being over worked & under paid then this is the place for you!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Aaron's

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits package and a good company to gain experience with. But that's it, they have no problem being a stepping stone between you and the next big job.

    Cons

    They over work corporate employees and under pay them well below average. They treat the employees as if this is still a mom and pop shop when its a huge corporation now and needs to treat their employees as such.

    Advice to Management

    Quit micromanaging and encourage your employees move up in the company instead of making the apply for positions and interview like outside prospects.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great for management experiance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aaron's

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-Workers are great. You are provided with a good working environment and very good benefits. You will receive one of week vacation after 6 months of employment and sick days after three months.

    Cons

    You start out with relatively low pay. Promotions do not come with a raise until you reach GM. You will work long hours leaving you very little time to have an actual family life. Rarely will get a weekend off.

    Advice to Management

    Giving raises with promotions, give more weekends off for your employees.

  10. Delivery Driver

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Aaron's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Driving most of the time really kills the time away when you are working there, fun co workers, sundays always off

    Cons

    Horrible management, low pay, underpaid, not much time at home, will be away from familys a lot

    Advice to Management

    Better wages, better benefits, room to advance in company more, listen more to your employees.

  11. Customer Service Rep is in charge of taking most of the sales if possible. Making sure show room is correct.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aaron's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can earn up to 1000+ bonus a month IF the whole store exceeds. Bonuses can be great, and are what save you.

    Cons

    Very very very very pushy sales. Like the ones that ask you if you need anything every 5 minutes and follow you.

    Advice to Management

    Quit the pushiness! and on raise reviews, if the sales rep is doing good but the rest of the store isnt, doesnt really fall back on them!

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