Les Schwab Tire Centers

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Les Schwab Tire Centers Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Emphasis on customer service and work ethic, good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Service in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Sales and Service in Richland, WA

    I have been working at Les Schwab Tire Centers

    Pros

    Keeps you in shape, crew takes pride in their work and holds each other accountable. Management has promoted from within and has spent time in the bays, not just someone with a degree and no experience. Customer comes first, rewarding to solve problems and ensure they leave happy.

    Cons

    Physically demanding, will ruin your body if you stay in the bays or on the road for a prolonged time period. Lots of politics... not unlike most places I'm sure, and you work with a small crew of the same people every day, so there would probably be conflict with any work environment similar to this. Only way to promote is to move to unknown location (minimum of 3 times to be a manager) of corporate's choice, you cannot pick and choose which stores you get, especially in the first two tiers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really, I respect that they started at the bottom and worked their way up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A company that takes care of its employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Manteca, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Manteca, CA

    I have been working at Les Schwab Tire Centers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Retirement
    Profit sharing
    Those willing to work and live up to a higher standard are rewarded.
    Teach great business lessons

    Cons

    To progress does require moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to visit the stores and listen to the people on the front lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Sales & Service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Service
    Current Employee - Sales and Service

    I have been working at Les Schwab Tire Centers

    Pros

    Excellent health care.
    I'm working with friends.
    Customers tend to really love you, they bring us donuts and pizza as a thanks for such great service.
    It's a good workout, most employees tend to lose fat very quickly.

    Cons

    The pay is quite low.
    The work is stressful and physically demanding.
    Many of the older employees have lots of problems with their bodies because of the work.
    Depending on your location, your managers can be downright useless.
    My managers did not teach me a thing. For example, at one point I found myself having trouble balancing a certain tire so I told my assistant manager that I was having trouble, instead of teaching me he shouted "I do not care if you're having trouble, get it done."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many Les Schwab managers are fantastic, keep up the amazing work. Others should retire if they hate their jobs so much that they mistreat fresh employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Get ready to work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Service in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Sales and Service in Provo, UT

    I worked at Les Schwab Tire Centers full-time

    Pros

    Hard work is generally rewarded. If you are willing to learn you can make it far and make good money if at a profitable store.

    Cons

    All managers are not made alike. Work slows in the winter and layoffs are inevitable and you may get let go due to seniority. Won't get many weekends off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers care about is their monthly bonus. Give more incentives to the employees that do the work.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, but get ready to work hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Service in Murray, UT
    Former Employee - Sales and Service in Murray, UT

    I worked at Les Schwab Tire Centers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Keeps you active, fun and fast paced environment. They only promote from within so there are TONS of opportunities for advancement. Pays well and you learn a lot while there.

    Cons

    Don't apply if you can't keep up, because doing tires with a company this large is no joke. You're going to sweat, and sweat a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales and service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Service
    Current Employee - Sales and Service

    I have been working at Les Schwab Tire Centers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, nice store profit sharing program. Dividend program.

    Cons

    Long hours, management that does not appreciate long time employees, pay has a "max" and after a while reviews really mean nothing. Lack of true training. No facial hair and no visible tattoos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change profit sharing bonus to quarterly instead of yearly. Allow "groomed" facial hair. "Sick days" would be a nice addition. Some areas have too many stores and provide un-needed extra competition. Company does not seem willing to "change with the times".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales AND Service

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

    I worked at Les Schwab Tire Centers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent at Les Schwab but you WORK for every penny you get. Benifits are good! Yearly Bonus program is a definite plus.

    Cons

    Pay should be higher for the work performed. Training is horriable, Staff changes constant. New guys in, New guys out, OVER AND OVER AND OVER

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRAINING! APPRICIATE YOUR EMPLOYEE'S THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR YEARS BUSTING THERE BUTT TO HELP PROVIDE YOUR 100K SALIRIES.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Professional
    Current Employee - Sales and Service Professional

    I have been working at Les Schwab Tire Centers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are far too many pros to list, great hours, great pay, as long as you are willing to work hard this is the place for you. I have been with the company for four years and am already in a management training program. Very family centered company.

    Cons

    Working in the cold and heat can get to some people but the benefits and pay make it well worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Route, Sales and Serive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Service in Carson City, NV
    Current Employee - Sales and Service in Carson City, NV

    I have been working at Les Schwab Tire Centers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, employees, benifits,, Once a year bonus

    Cons

    Like all places you have great Managers and you have awful ones. And most of the awful ones seems to be the "2nd Generation Schwabbies" ie existing mangers friends and or familys managers need to wake up and pay attention to you employees who help you take home your monthly bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you employee's they run the store and get a real prospective instead of only coming around once a year to look a store for 20 mins to only forget who is working for you 5 seconds later and then ask there name again and not even listen to there concerns.(yes has happen to me 2 times in 7 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Alright work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Service in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Sales and Service in Corvallis, OR

    I worked at Les Schwab Tire Centers part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working on cars/ laid back environment, fast paced working experience, They schedule good based on students, and make sure you get a good amount of hours in.

    Cons

    it is hard to top out because they ware you down way before you can get to that pay, dealing with customers who are only worried about themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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