Interstate Batteries

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Updated June 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits like 401k but I wasnt there long enough to use it (in 7 reviews)

  • Great People, Great Values, They are making a conserted effort at conscious capitalism (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The work can be physically demanding, and also mentally draining (in 3 reviews)

  • There is a lot of nepotism in the culture (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Route Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Sales Manager in Gulfport, MS
    Former Employee - Route Sales Manager in Gulfport, MS

    I worked at Interstate Batteries

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are several ways to look at this. Depending what level and what part of the company you work or worked for the pay can be great. There are independent distributors, some of which own several different areas. They all pay different but similar structure but are usually owned by an individual which tend to pay better. That was my experience. There are all battery centers, which can be owned by the corporation, independent distributor, or anyone willing to buy the franchise. These type of stores tend not to pay as well as working at the distributor level but all you are basically are doing is retail sales. If you expect a retail sales job to pay well your sadly mistaken. Hardly any retail sales jobs pay well but you don't have to have experience to do it. Then there is the corporate level which handles most of the sales side. I have had plenty of experience with them, as well as even helping one of them get acquainted with his new job and every one of them seemed to like their job and the pay that came with it. I went to several trade shows and the yearly get together and must say, they don't spare anything when it comes to those. They even rented out Sea World in Orlando for an evening, which was amazing. I found that it was a great company to work for that had great moral standards.

    Cons

    It can be hard work depending on the area that you work in.

    Advice to Management

    To the independent distributors, keep an open mind to new ideas and processes that could make you life easier in the long run.


  2. Changes, changes

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty great (excluding pay). The culture ideals are awesome!

    Cons

    Salaries seem to be consistently below average, and upper management seems to lack the sincerity and heart behind what they preach. The company has had some severely shaky ground since there was a change in CEOs.


  3. n/a

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries full-time

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for with incredible culture. Good work-life balance and a great team environment.

    Cons

    can be difficult to move up.


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  5. Electrifying place to work

    Current Employee - Business Manager in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenges galore! Mon. thru Friday work schedule.

    Cons

    Decision making is a slow process.


  6. store employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Store Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    not hard work. install a car battery every couple days, charge stock. not much to do.

    Cons

    low pay. very low not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better.


  7. Market General Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market General Manager in Centerville, GA
    Current Employee - Market General Manager in Centerville, GA

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great product and good customers

    Cons

    Outdated senior directors, relying on outdated business processes

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your IT infrastructure


  8. Finance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I really like my co-workers. Upper management encourages growth and they hold an annual field day and an annual employee recognition day.

    Cons

    Most of the people in my group work 45 hours a week at the office and then work another 10 hours a week from home, meanwhile, we are not allowed any overtime. All of the other departments within Interstate are allowed flex time, work from home and unlimited sick time. We are not allowed these options because our CFO will not sign off on them.

    Advice to Management

    Please make working from home more consistent across the enterprise. It's difficult knowing all of the other departments have this option is available to them meanwhile it is not available in Finance. On top of that, now we are being told that is probable that we do not have permission to use summer flex time.


  9. Anonymous Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture, exciting organizational changes and future vision, value system reflected within management, opportunity to grow and potential for advancement

    Cons

    some who have been at the company for a long time are resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    keep up your focus on culture - its what makes working here different from working any place else


  10. Great place to work and learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solving frustrated customer problems and having them leave happy

    Cons

    Unreasonable Customers that even a Saint couldn't satisfy

    Advice to Management

    Do more advertising! People need to know this special place is here!


  11. Its Shangri La

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Art Director in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    This is an amazing place to work everyone is super supportive not only in your career but also in your personal life as well. For my field I feel very lucky that I had the opportunity to start my career there.

    Cons

    Not a con. but it's worth noting that this is a Faith based organizations so its not for everyone.



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