Aaron's

  www.aarons.com
  www.aarons.com
There are newer employer reviews for Aaron's

3 people found this helpful  

Good opportunity for the right person, but be prepared to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Customer Accounts Manager in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Customer Accounts Manager in Tampa, FL

I worked at Aaron's

Pros

Inexpensive health benefits after 60 days
Never short on hours
Generally great staff to work with
Sunday's off
Always work to be done so never standing around bored
Able to be out in the field and out of the store for part of most days
Quickly promoted if you do well and know the right people
A week of paid vacation after 6 months
Very high store GM salary
Taught how to run store (including P & L's) as if it's your own business at GM level
Stable company that pays weekly

Cons

Long, long retail hours - be prepared to come in before 8 am and leave after 930 pm for 45-50 hours a week
Micromanaged in all departments
Made to feel guilty by management if you need to use the bathroom, need a sick day or any other approved time off since they are always short staffed
Many stores run with minimum amount of help making job stressful
Lunches can be an afterthought sometimes occurring after 4 pm
Low starting pay
Regional management rules by fear. As a GM you are threatened with your job daily via email.
Many times required to use personal vehicle to make collection visits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Their business model is profitable so my advice doesn't matter much. Splitting the day into 2 nine hour overlapping shifts would help retain your better employees and improve work-life balance.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

371 Other Employee Reviews for Aaron's (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Paid low rate and always working no chance to escape

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Aaron's

    Pros

    Health benefits starting after 90 probation period. I was very satisfied with how quickly the hiring process went, from initally filling out application, taking drug test, to offer being presented. Physical labor :).

    Cons

    $1 over minimum wage for labor and discrunted customers. 45 hours per week required by management. Excessive micro-managment displayed. I was offered a manager trainee position. After being with the company sales manager and account manager positions are blown up titles, and should be called sales associate and account specialist, based on rate of pay and job description.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collections would be more cost effient if handled via outsourcing. The customer you sold a product to and made happy, you now have to deal with calling for payment everyday, once past due. Sales and service go hand and hand but not collections.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager in East Alton, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager in East Alton, IL

    I have been working at Aaron's

    Pros

    If you are good at what you do, you will get promoted.

    Cons

    Very long hours, have to deal with rude and sometimes filthy customers, chase people around to return merchandise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please think of the employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Aaron's

Work at Aaron's? Share Your Experiences

Aaron's

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.