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Great potential and upside

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Current Employee - Vice President in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Vice President in Plano, TX

I have been working at Rent-A-Center full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

opportunity, high visibility, open to new ideas

Cons

pay, benefits, speed of change

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micromanaged stressfully long days with decent pay.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Rent-A-Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay and interaction with good customers some freedom

    Cons

    Micro managed job threatened every week, employees always complaining about what someone else is or isn't doing, dms think manager is end all be all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your manager, throw some accountability to assistants and cars not always harping on the manager to do it while they are trying to do the 50 other things they have to do, put managers who care thru the dmdp program so they can control their own destiny and not rely on selfish dms to toy with them on whether or not they may 1 day achieve personal success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Rent-A-Center full-time

    Pros

    -Great overtime hours if single, no kids, no school
    -Fun work environment, close knit, 5 employees max
    -Learn every and all aspects of business including sales, marketing, telemarketing, cold calling, collection calls, collection letters, repo-ing merchandise, deliveries, cleaning, setting up showroom and basic office work

    Cons

    -Not enough employees for an effective business.
    -Company cuts corners in order to avoid hiring more staff (can be seen even in corporate level)
    -Dirty, gritty work; cleaning rental items and getting them "rent ready" means cleaning out cockroach infested tv's, refrigerators and furniture. (Don't let them fool you, ALL levels of management in the store clean)
    -Bad store managers can negatively affect business and work environment (expect to see these people 50+ hours a week)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -I experienced an enthusiastic district manager, sometimes goals were unrealistic and pushy but, that is what made him a great boss. I would suggest stressing the importance of a work/life balance in order to not burn employees out.

    Bottom line is... this job will be perfect for you if you don't have a degree, relationship, school or children. If not, one year working here will leave you with none of the above (I have seen it first hand)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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