Interstate Batteries

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Interstate Batteries Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
51 Reviews

3.6
51 Reviews
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Scott Miller
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits like 401k but I wasnt there long enough to use it (in 6 reviews)

  • Great people to work with in all the branches i visited (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The long hours which results in time away from my family and less time to reccuperate (in 3 reviews)

  • Entrenched upper management that is nearly impossible to manage up (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, great values, that value their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Support Analyst

    Pros

    Interstate Batteries is a very relaxed environment, where team members are important, family is important, works gets done, but fun is always just around the corner. Benefits are very good and affordable.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can seem like their a couple too many bosses and not enough workers. Sometimes best practices should be implemented instead of what works or has always been done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Complete Charade...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - B2B Account Manager  in  Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - B2B Account Manager in Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    Good benefits, tried to develop incentive programs even if a bit childish

    Cons

    Awful Corporate culture, unrealistic unattainable goals, work environment (new call center may be improvement), ridiculous lack of room for growth opportunity, shady business practices amongst nationwide stores that supposedly operate on "Christian values" - not helping the customer or the phone agent who is affected middleman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and see the big picture, learn to embrace ideas other than your own. Develop people and examine integrity amongst your nationwide locations to empower the individuals who could help growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not All Locations Are Equal

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Corporate initiatives are uplifting and encouraging. It is evident that at the executive level this company really does care about the character and success of each employee.

    Cons

    Unfortunately corporate initiatives are not always embraced at the individual locations. The result can be very deflating for employees at one of these locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at those locations that seem to constantly challenge corporate policies and complain about any new corporate initiatives. Their concerns may be valid and perhaps clarification of corporate decisions may resolve the conflicts, or maybe they do not agree with the corporate vision. If the latter, perhaps a parting of ways is necessary.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IABC Orlando and Daytona Beach

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Daytona Beach, FL

    Pros

    Love the people and the stories. The customers and their stories are great, but you have to be inviting and open. It allowed me to get to know vehicles and keep working on them after being laid off from the automotive industry during the crash. Work environments are small and everyone seems to get along, as long as you work hard.

    Cons

    Management takes on a lot of responsibilities and people don't often stay long enough to help take over those responsibilities. The new computer system we waited years for is still substandard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For my store manager, keep it up, you're doing great.
    To corporate, you need to be more accommodating to franchises that have both IBS and IABC. The way you price things just to go from one side of the counter to the other is transparent and wrong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Does not live up biblical values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great benefits, good co-workers, casual dress, good funding for things that you needed.

    Cons

    This company claims to be a "Christian" company and follow biblical values. As a Christ follower I can tell you that the way they operate is offensive and completely contradictory to the bible. The only thing this company cares about is making more money. Working under their leadership that was constantly chasing the next opportunity to make money was one of the most stressful experiences of my life.

    Everyone in the IT department was stressed all the time. They expect their employees in IT to work 60+ hour weeks on an ongoing basis, jumping from one crisis to another. Quite often they would bring people in a room and not let them out until the issue was resolved. Most of the time these issues were not critical and it would be 10pm at night when everyone was allowed to leave.

    This place sets such a bad example for Christianity that I worry the impact it has on non-believers would be that the outrageous hypocrisy would turn them away from Christ. All of the “secular” companies I have worked for in my career were better than Interstate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow biblical principles. Here are a few -

    Proverbs 23:4 - Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.

    Matthew 6:24 - No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

    Ecclesiastes 5:10-12 - Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. As goods increase, so do those who consume them. And what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them? The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Possibly one of the most enjoyable times I've had working a summer job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People there are fun to work with. Very family oriented (If you know someone who works there you have a better chance of a job there). More likely to hire younger workers either just out of high school or currently in college.

    Cons

    Depending on location can be boring. Prefers to hire younger workers. Can be physically demanding at times (Batteries are heavy!). More likely to hire younger workers either just out of high school or currently in college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very positive.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed the work-life balance and the upper management.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Leadership not great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good coworkers. Worked at store in Overland Park

    Cons

    Silly decisions from Dallas. Constantly rearranging store looks. The store still closed down

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can be a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code; talent not deep so you have to opportunity to stand out; fun company events; financially stable

    Cons

    Internal politics more prevalent than ever; high performance not as valued as fitting in; legacy leadership and many in leadership roles that do not have career experience in those disciplines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to put more of a premium on high performance versus politics of fitting in; servant leadership is not just a term...serving is performance managing the team to reach their best. Put some leaders in place that have career experience in those disciplines, not just those in political favor. And, keep up the team building and fun events, they're well received and morale boosters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very nice company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    The company had great structure and beliefs

    Cons

    Not all departments believed in the EEO status, training available to only certain people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Familiarize itself with all departments, the people in control of those departments and how 'all' employees were treated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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