Rent-A-Center Reviews

Updated May 12, 2015
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Rent-A-Center CEO 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. A decent short-term gig

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rent-A-Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are always hiring. If you are desperate for a job, they will usually hire you. There are not many "pros," however.

    Cons

    Long hours; little to no social life. The pressure to make sales is counter-intuitive to the pressure from collections (following up on customers who are overdue with their rental payments). Store Managers do not have the staff or the time to complete the very long list of things expected of them.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure store managers are fully trained prior and certified prior to taking over a store. I had many questions and did not have the knowledge to accomplish very much.


  2. sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Executive Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great customers, co-workers and weekly pay.

    Cons

    long hours, not great incentives, and more managers.

    Advice to Management

    take better care of employees


  3. Ok pay no family life

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy transfer and pay ok

    Cons

    Be ready to give up on life with family and friends

    Advice to Management

    Need more upper management that's looks like America


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  5. Helpful (2)

    hhhhhhh

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay, weekly pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Mandatory 48-50 hours a week, even females are required to lift and move furniture, drive company vans and box trucks.

    Advice to Management

    you should really consider maybe a 45 hour work week, and maybe allowing stores in bad neighborhoods to close when all the other stores in area close.


  6. Helpful (1)

    unbelievable...plantation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    some co workers are cool. The overtime is how they get you

    Cons

    managers steal your sales even though you have a quota. unprofessional managers, that don't train you properly, then blame you when they get in hot water.also you are required to get 10 sales a week as an assistant...that is all the district want..."those D" . They have contest that...forces things to be done, that shouldn't be done...each week. with no commission

    Advice to Management

    get a real trainer to train assistants, not a manager to train...who is scared they are going to loose their job...and don't want to train their replacement. all your manager are stressed out either because of sales quota or because customers don't wanna' pay on time. Find a better system that works...it is sad...people come to rentacenta thinking it is a excellent opportunity...and they just get dogged the whole time...while upper management turn their heads...? good people are assets and should be treated like that...not dogged and unprotected, dehumanized...and ...



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