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4 people found this helpful  

Always under threat

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Former Employee - Manager Trainee  in  Sebring, FL
Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Sebring, FL

Pros

The pay is good, and the benefits are excellent. The online training is very helpful, as is a helpful manual. Most of the merchandise is of good quality, if not top of the line.

Cons

There is a lot of pressure to "make your numbers." The management style is to keep reminding employees that there are plenty of people out there who would like their jobs. The manager trainee not only is responsible for coaching people into better payment behavior and to collect money, but also to go on deliveries, returns, empty the trash, and clean the bathrooms. If you don't buy an Aaron's shirt, then you must do all of these dirty tasks in a shirt and tie. There is a lot of pressure to do online classes while simultaneously performing your job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While pressuring regional and store managers to "get their numbers up," also teach them how to develop an environment in which employees can grow, and in turn, develop employee loyalty along the way. The current management style alienates people, and negative reinforcement only works until your back is turned. Using fear and threats of termination promulgates turnover.

No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Aaron's

  1.  

    Great entry-level management position.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Daytona Beach, FL

    Pros

    - Great entry-level management trainee position
    - Exposure to various business concepts to pad experience
    - Laid back atmosphere in stores

    Cons

    - Need to be thick-skinned in dealings with management and customers
    - Collections activities can put people in sketchy locations

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity is available, but long hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, good compensation, benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough praise or recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to promote more of a work home balance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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