Aaron's Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Aaron's CEO John Robinson
John Robinson
28 Ratings

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. Great company to work for

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    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

  2. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Overall great experience. I learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aaron's

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great for management experiance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aaron's

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  6. General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Aaron's

    Pros

    Good products and good co workers. Availability to help people that are credit challenged or are looking for the ability to lease products.

    Cons

    Very low base salary, even if you have lots of experience. Some managers have to work 6 day work weeks because other compensation levels for support associates is even lower. This makes it hard to attract good talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at compensation levels if you want to attract and retain great talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. This is my home away from home.

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    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, environment, benefits, and growing experience.

    Cons

    Salary is low for what I do, but without a degree, that's on me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more responsibility to those who ask for it and thrive with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. I was hired to sell products but ended up cleaning and maintaining the store most of the time which decreased my sales.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Great Falls, MT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Great Falls, MT

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

    Pros

    Meeting a variety of nice friendly people.

    Cons

    Cleaning while management gets all of the sales and not giving me proper training to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency! Every employee should know the proper way to accomplish every day tasks. It's confusing when everyone wants you to do it their way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Product Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aaron's

    Pros

    Off Sunday's...Opportunity for advancement. .some nice customers. .some nice coworkers. .get to learn about new electronics. ..

    Cons

    Everything else..hard work not appreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great Company!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aaron's

    Pros

    Great Company, good benefits, Employee Purchase Program

    Cons

    Hours, some nights would work well past 9

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. An average employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Aaron's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hours, good flexibility, friendly coworkers, flexible bosses. The culture has a focus on providing good experiences to the customers.

    Cons

    Low pay, expensive benefits, lack of feedback. Management is either incompetent and bored or incompetent and micromanaging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep wages below average you'll keep having your best people leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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