Batteries Plus

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Batteries Plus Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
55 Reviews
3.5
55 Reviews
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Russ Reynolds
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full-time, Good owners, Decent Benefits, PTO (in 3 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours for going to school (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • This company was once a fun place to go into work, but more and more sales goals are leading to decline in moral (in 5 reviews)

  • One of the biggest cons of working at Batteries Plus was working under a Czar of Middle/Upper Management (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Assistant Manager for successful group

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

    I have been working at Batteries Plus

    Pros

    Great environment and chemistry among employees. Owner treats us well, only wanting to help us grow and improve. Expectations are clear, willing to spend on employee training opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity for employees, no health benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, WI

    I have been working at Batteries Plus full-time

    Pros

    Hourly rate isn't bad for Pickers/Packers. Easy place to work, just show up and do your work and you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Pay for leads, supervisors, etc are lower than normal. Goals are very hard to hit, but recently pressure to hit goals is less. The attendance policy is garbage which works off an occurrence policy (5pts your fired). You're not allowed any sick days and if you happen to be sick on a Monday you get charged a double occurrence. I you get sick twice on a Monday in a year you'll be written up and close to being fired. Extremely high turnover rate (over 50%). Lots of mandatory overtime because of always being shorthanded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out why there is such a high turnover rate. Make the goals more attainable. Give people sick days and/or personal days like similar companies. People do get sick and shouldn't be punished for it unless it gets out of hand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Batteries Plus Response

    Feb 25, 2015Search Marketing

    Batteries Plus Bulbs has a dynamic distribution center that is responsible for meeting the inventory needs of more than 600 stores, and our in-store and online customers. Our attendance policy helps ... More

  3.  

    Token

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Apex, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Apex, NC

    I worked at Batteries Plus full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Seriously?....go look any batteries plus store and you will see what I'm talking about.

    Cons

    Only minority out of five stores.Watch your back!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more minorities!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad Ownership

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Batteries Plus

    Pros

    Great Company. In every respect.

    Cons

    If you work for the stores in SWFL then you have to deal with the owners. Lottery winners that have no idea how to run a business. Employee beware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting people only out of the FT Myers store. You keep losing great people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Sales Representative

    I worked at Batteries Plus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The owner ran the place like a family business

    Cons

    Customers often have no idea what the are looking for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a hostile environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Batteries Plus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Training, products, community, warehouse shipping

    Cons

    Hostile environment, management, contempt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to treat people with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Part Time Technical Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Battery Technician in Suffolk, VA
    Former Employee - Battery Technician in Suffolk, VA

    I worked at Batteries Plus part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours for going to school

    Cons

    Not enough pay for technicians

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice people, Low pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Batteries Plus

    Pros

    Nice and friendly staff and management

    Cons

    Low pay
    Not much bonuses for commercial salesman

  10.  

    Not bad if you have no ambition

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Batteries Plus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full-time, Good owners, Decent Benefits, PTO. Overall it is a pretty relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some managers tend to be power hungry. Since it isn't the busiest industry some employees slack and don't pull there own weight making more work for others. NO ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT! (at least within my ownership group). Not to many cons though. All in all it is a good job......not career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved, be less angry sometimes, get your hands dirty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Batteries Plus

    Pros

    The co-workers are wonderful to work with,

    Cons

    The management is terrible and needs to grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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