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This isn't a 5 star resort its a car wash

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Former Employee - Shift Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Shift Manager in Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Mikes Carwash full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Most of the people are pretty fun to work with Working outside is cool expect weather extremes

Cons

-Terrible pay for management and all they are expected to know and do plus the long hours they are expected to work. -Have to wear a tie to sell car washes, doesn't make much sense to me, change uniform standards -They make everyone stress out over the "opps reports" then end up giving crappy scores anyway because they count off for every tiny thing they notice -doing the same thing literally everyday makes you feel like a robot -people wash their car night and day, rain or shine, it is very frustrating because honestly who needs a car wash at 7 am or 9 pm but it literally happens daily and like I said yes even when it's raining or a good chance of rain

Advice to Management

Pay employees much more and change the dress code to make it more comfortable for everyone

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  1. Work with great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mikes Carwash

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and positive environment

    Cons

    The schedule can be demanding


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    Care about customers; not employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Mikes Carwash full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Mike's invests heavily in training and their associates. The majority of people you work with are friendly and welcoming. You get to work outside (which can be good or bad depending on how you look at it). Gain-sharing is a cool concept so you get paid 3 out of every 4 weeks.

    Cons

    Mike's forgets they are a car wash. They think they are a 5 star all-inclusive resort in a tropical mecca. Somehow they get away with not paying employees their PTO balance after resignation or termination. Locations are normally short staffed because of the ridiculous hiring practices (a car wash that hires 1 out of 100 people). You tend to have to pick up shifts at other locations to help out with short staffing. Location Management freaks out with the "ops reports" which Mike's gives quite frequently. You get counted off if the soap totes, water softener, boilers, or any piece of equipment in the backroom has a smudge or any bit of dust (which makes no sense because it does not affect customer perception or profitability). You have to wear a tie at all times unless it's above 80, keep in mind that where the employees spray cars down is at least 20 degrees warmer than the normal temperature. So an employee loading cars cannot take their ties off unless it feels like 100. Sunglasses cannot be worn, so you are outside staring into the direct sunlight harming your eyesight. Mike's damages cars and will talk their way out of paying for them by assuming "there had to be previous damage." Most locations have minimal office space so there's no spot for an employee to take a real lunch break, and if you are lucky enough, it often gets interrupted due to short staffing.

    Advice to Management

    First and foremost come to the realization you are a car wash and not the Ritz Carlton. Secondly, value your employees more. There's high turnover at most locations due to low pay, long hours, etc. Make a policy so the person loading cars doesn't have to wear a tie in the summer.


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