Rent-A-Center Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Rent-A-Center CEO Robert D. Davis
Robert D. Davis
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Pros
  • good pay employee discounts good benefits (in 45 reviews)

  • Pretty decent pay considering you need no experience (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance due to the 50 hour work week schedule (in 39 reviews)

  • Company required many long hours (in 92 reviews)

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  1. Good career advancement if you want to sell your life away

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

    I worked at Rent-A-Center (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    good advancement opportunities for those willing to have no life

    Cons

    reactionary management with a culture okay with beating up their people

    Advice to Management

    Pay lower level employees more money.


  2. All Rent A Centers work together as a team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Chico, CA

    I have been working at Rent-A-Center full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most locations try to always help each other. Positive encouragement from other locations usually on a daily basis. Meeting new people.

    Cons

    Rate of pay. Unable to take a sick day unless scheduled. A lot of down time.


  3. Assistant Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Department Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Credit Department Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Rent-A-Center (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Ok company, with career advancement opportunities. Benefits, 401k

    Cons

    Schedule usually from 9-7:30 end up getting home almost at 9. No work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Better Schedules, Create two shifts.


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  5. Store manager

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

    I worked at Rent-A-Center

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

    Pros

    Great pay lots of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Pressure. All the time. The expectation is to never fail. No slow days,

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic


  6. Long hours, low pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Manager
    Current Employee - Credit Manager

    I have been working at Rent-A-Center full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits Promote from within Job security Fast paced They have good benefits, hours are guaranteed. They do promote from within.

    Cons

    Long hours Demanding management Low pay They will work you to the bone. Pay is very low for this type of work. They pay a lot less than they did 10-15 years ago, but are as profitable as ever. You will only see any real money at the district manager level (around $70k). Granted it used to be a lot more.

    Advice to Management

    People don't mind doing this type of work for the proper compensation. Raise pay!


  7. No work-life balance

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

    I worked at Rent-A-Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pretty Decent pay (with bonuses)

    Cons

    Call volume, no work life balance


  8. Assistant Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Rent-A-Center full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Competent salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    Too long hours of scheduled work


  9. IT Dept

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

    I have been working at Rent-A-Center (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fast paced environment. Opportunity to learn from other key areas in IT.

    Cons

    Constant churn in management. Communication to mid-level still needs work.

    Advice to Management

    None. Culture is changing in a positive way.


  10. pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rent-A-Center

    Pros

    The pay is good and their is a family atmosphere within most stores.

    Cons

    Actual family time is few and far between working from 9-8 working 50 hours a week or more and if there was overtime beyond 50 hours you were told you had to take longer lunches to get rid of it

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up threats don't work only drive good people away


  11. store manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Medford, MA

    I worked at Rent-A-Center (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Company, opportunity for advancement, great leadership, lots of incentives to achieve, pay is fair, hours are good

    Cons

    its rent to own, running collections is tough

    Advice to Management

    none, great company structure and those whom i reported to were amazing managers and great to work for



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