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I have had a great experience with Advance America

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Advance America full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Leadership, salary, training, company values; The company does an excellent job at building the team infrastructure.

Cons

There aren't many cons here at CSS. The only con that comes to mind is the city of Spartanburg; it is a growing city, but it is growing at a slow rate.

Advance America Response

Jul 26, 2014Human Resources

Thank you for your feedback. Yes, Advance America was founded in the small town of Spartanburg, SC in 1997 and we have remained there ever since. Although Spartanburg is growing at a slow rate ... More

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  1. A good place to start but easy to out-grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Center Manager
    Former Employee - Center Manager

    I worked at Advance America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are opportunities to gain essential job skills that are transferable to many career paths. Managers are tasked with many duties - self-motivation is a necessity to succeed.

    Cons

    Collections is a necessary part of any money lending service - but it can become depressing and frustrating trying to get customers to pay back their loans on time. The hours for a center manager can be very demanding. As a center manager I worked 6 days a week for a year and 1/2.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the culture by improving the work-life balance. Match other financial service institutions i.e. and give your employees the same holidays off. Make the Saturday hours of operation shorter.


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    Truly Caring and Professional Management for the Employees and Customers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Greer, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Greer, SC

    I worked at Advance America full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are awesome. No Sundays. 9-2 on Saturdays. Buisness casual as long as you look neat and are wearing a company shirt.
    There are opportunities for growth.
    Close the store during hour long lunch break if your working by yourself.

    Cons

    They are a large organization and as any that size it's hard to properly train but do pretty well for the most part.
    It can get a little micro managed such as they want you to email before you go to the bathroom or clock out to go to lunch and overly detailed with marketing activities which makes it feel like such a chore instead of fun.

    Advice to Management

    Allow Middle Management to be more creative in taking care of their customers as long as it's within legal means without having to consult the District Director over petty stuff.

    Advance America Response

    Jul 26, 2014Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you had such a good experience at Advance America. It's a great place to work if you are comfortable making decisions on your own and looking for a ... More


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