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TBC is the number one tire and auto service company in America

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Current Employee - Franchisee in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Franchisee in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at TBC full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

Terrific teamwork, passion for excellence, and culture of growth

Cons

High cost of li ing in some areas

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Cliquish, political

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Top of the line, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Politics and mind reading comes in handy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  2. Wasted opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at TBC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are in the WPB area looking for a mid-level job where the demands aren't too great then TBC/Tire Kingdom might be the place for you. Especially since there aren't a lot of large employers between Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.

    Cons

    If you are looking for somewhere you can learn from executive management, be part of improving how a company operates or just be part of efficient and effective business operations TBC/Tire Kingdom isn't that place.

    TBC gets by but has dropped the ball over and over on doing any better than getting by. There is no backbone in executive management to drive the operating units to operate together efficiently, consolidate their supply chains or upgrade key systems - they've been working on replacing the POS for over 5 years and the project is still being 'launched'.

    Executive management ignored or didn't want to hear just how badly the operating unit was handling their franchisee agreements even while it was common knowledge at lower levels of management. Two years after replacing the head of that group many of the problems still exist.

    Sumitomo should see what is going on but has so far been diverted by the smoke and mirrors presentations they get.

    Advice to Management

    1. Truly address the problems in the franchisee structure otherwise there is no chance of it being profitable.
    2. Get the company to operate as one wholesale division and one retail division versus every company operating independently.
    3. Inventory/supply chain costs are one of if not THE key drivers of profitability. You had an initiative to drive changes in this area and it died. Put your leadership on the line and make it the top priority.


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