Les Schwab Tire Centers

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Great company to work for, Hard work but Les Schwab had a Family feel!

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Current Employee - Sales and Service in Everett, WA
Current Employee - Sales and Service in Everett, WA

I have been working at Les Schwab Tire Centers full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Some of the pro's of working for Les Schwab is putting that smile on a customers face. Going above and beyond for every customer and being known for the amazing customer service out customers have grown accustom to. Yearly Bonus's, Paid holidays, Paid Vacation, great employee discount and the family away from my "Home" family.

Cons

Benefits are not that great. $1250 a year allowance for dental does not do much. $2500 deductible is pretty sad also. Hard work which is a good and a bad thing at times. Some times it is great and sometimes it is to much.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The benefits should definitely be looked at a little better. $1250 a year for dental care is not even a root canal. Christmas party or a small Christmas bonus would be nice just to say "Thanks for the hard work" would really help in boosting morale!

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a Schwabbie always a Schwabbie.

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Les Schwab Tire Centers

    Pros

    The Les Schwab name has a good reputation and stellar customer service attitude and I was proud to be part of that. The people I worked with also made it fun.

    Cons

    The lack of benefits as a part timer. I worked full time hours as a part timer without the benefits of such. Lack of advancement opportunity for the bookkeeper position which is now known as sales and admin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the Basics that Les Schwab himself implemented. The people running the company now have not started in sales and service ...rather a bunch of lawyers who have no clue what its like to work in that environment.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I think Les would be disappointed with how his company is being run now.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR

    I worked at Les Schwab Tire Centers

    Pros

    Some great people in the stores, remaining Prineville operations, and much of the Bend HQ.
    Very good benefits for retail.
    Still a lot of employees who exemplify the best of the company Les built.
    Very nice bonus program.
    Generous short term disability

    Cons

    Not great base pay for non-management professionals (salaried/exempt)
    Time off not very competitive (vacation)
    Many HQ managers pile the work on their exempt staff so they can avoid paying overtime to hourly staff.
    Many employees not happy but stay due to the poor economy in the area or because they are too close to retirement.
    There was much resentment from many employees when managers return from plush company trips to Hawaii when staff had not gotten raises for 3+ years, and many employees had been let go due to down business.
    Many comments from employees that "the lawyers are running the company now. "
    Those who speak up about poor conditions find themselves on the street soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all understand that the family (shareholders) ask you to manage the company for them, and keep it profitable, but you need to take a long honest look at some of the so-called leaders at all levels, and get input from line employees who are increasingly at risk of leaving when the economy improves. Many of the HQ managers only know how to manage by intimidation or by belittling employees. At its best, those are medieval practices that do not encourage the best in ult inmoreemployees. At worst, it is a form of bullying which lessens your ability to attract and retain employees and may result in more costly charges and lawsuits. So many good employees have been forced out and you risk losing more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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