Allied Cash Advance

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Allied Cash Advance Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
8 Reviews
2.5
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for but is no longer in business.

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Allied Cash Advance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company had great benefits.

    Cons

    Just was not enough staffing in this branch at one time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company with a huge turnover rate.

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Madison Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Madison Heights, MI

    I worked at Allied Cash Advance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There was no pros to this company. I did my job and still got fired.

    Cons

    I grew the store in the 6 months I was there. The supervisor who hired me in was fired a week after I started. The new supervisor saw me as a threat and fired me. All of my numbers were better than those from the previous year. They require crazy work hours and still expect you to go door to door to do collections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is non-existent. You can't go above your supervisor's head to ask a question or state a concern.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great while it was Allied before Check n Go bought it out.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allied Cash Advance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They do offer advancement but beware you are going to be targeted once you step up. They have an extremely high turn over rate. Especially if you are and old Allied Employee....

    Cons

    Before it was bought you were held accountable but you could have conversations with upper management and you were able to retain a great employee base. After buyout all they are concerned with is money in their pockets, they do not care about the clients or their employees in any way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on reality and believe in your staff, especially those that have been doing the job for years and are consistent with results. Not everyone in the economy we are in can hit your unachievable results. You also need to discuss things with people before blind sighting them and terminating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Its alright if your in a busy location

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at Allied Cash Advance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Annual reviews + raises. Ok benefits.

    Cons

    If you work in a very small town like I did (8500population) with two other competitors, you won't last long. Company turn over in the DM's and RM was ridiculous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you look at the over all performance of the branch, before casting judgment. When I took over the branch, (started) It was operating at a loss constantly. I turned it around where it was no longer losing money but making a profit. I had the best annual reviews in the district. Then a brand new District manager was hired, he came in and fired me for not getting one new payday loan customer a day. Even though the branch itself was profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good pay but thats it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allied Cash Advance

    Pros

    Good pay, a lot of hours

    Cons

    Would not help hire assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company is no longer in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Allied is a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at Allied Cash Advance

    Pros

    Very professional HR group dedicated to being of service to employees. Good team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Industry issues can affect the Company's image in a negative manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up communication with lower level employees. Keep everyone informed of the status of the Company and the industry. So far this has been done well in the past.

    Recommends
  8.  

    If you want to go nowhere, work for Allied.

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Allied Cash Advance

    Pros

    The working hours at Allied were good. Monday through Thursday from 8:30-6p, Fridays until 7p and Saturdays until 3p. We had Sundays off. Our store only had two employees so, if you work with someone you can get along with it's nice. We got the typical holidays off. Health insurance was good and the vision and dental was pretty good. Before our bonus system changed, it was great. By the time the store closed they had changed it and it wasn't so good. The DM that I had before this last one (she was promoted to corp) was really a great manager and gave good feedback. She was honest, too. I liked that about her.

    As far as salary goes, Allied Cash Advance pays the highest of any pay day loan stores in our area. How do I know this? Some of the other pay day loan stores managers loaned with us. So, I know what they made...not good. I made about $7-$9 to more than them.

    Cons

    Working at Allied Cash Advance was a real trial most days. I was "groomed" for a training manager position and wanted to train for a DM position. When I got the new DM, the training manager position went to someone in his old district. This woman bragged about treating customer badly and also about not really working.

    The communication was not good. I knew at least two months ahead of time that the company was going to close our store and they denied it, right up until a couple of weeks before actually closing the store. The company closed several stores in the spring and I was assured that we were safe, we bonused EVERY quarter up until the month we were closed. How can they close a store that is continually bonusing? The company actually told my DM to tell us over the phone, at least he had the balls to do it in person. They gave us a closig date and then closed us two weeks earlier. I had them put the first date in writing, good thing, because they tried to get out of paying us for the last two weeks. They ended up paying us only because I told them that they had put it in writing and that the labor board would have a field day with the whole situation. Then, they cut off my benefits. I know this is illegal but my calls have gone unreturned. I havent' even received a COBRA notice.

    I don't mind marketing but they expect us to get out 2500 pieces a month and only pay us $30 a month for gas. Also, they want us to participate in community, because this is one of our CORE Values, on our own time. It makes it hard if you have a family. Speaking of which, good luck if you need a Friday off or you want to spend time with them during the holidays, this is all blacked out and I ended up working the last three Christmas's and New Years.

    We went through more RDO's in three years than I can count and I only met one of them.

    There is absolutly no respect coming from upper management. They like to hire people that have little or no training and treat them like dirt. I was actually told that I needn't look at past years numbers because I would not really understand them anyway. I am not stupid. I have been in finance for the last ten years and actually can read spreadsheets and understand trends. Even my DM couldn't understand some of the information I was throwing him.

    We always felt like we would lose our jobs at the drop of a hat, we were expendable. They could replace us with any Tom, Dick or Harry off of the street and they wouldn't care.

    If you want a good paying, no respect job that you won't get promoted in than Allied Cash Advance is for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, respect, and quit milking your employees time. Be more family friendly. Don't hire idiots and if you hire someone that isn't an idiot and he/she want to move up in the company, give them a chance to prove themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great company and Business Model

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allied Cash Advance

    Pros

    Good Pay for the experience

    Cons

    Senior Management strange behaviour.no stable position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

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