Rent A Wheel Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
4 Reviews

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4 Reviews

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John Bowlin and Don Sabino
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  1.  

    Not bad company....

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

    I have been working at Rent A Wheel

    Pros

    very close knit group of individuals...at least at the store i work at...decent pay...good work life balance....honestly it is one of the better companies to work for in my opinion

    Cons

    rent to own is not for everyone...that includes sales....a lot of disorganization at the store level....training is inconsistent...you have the gm telling how to do something one way...then you have the asst manager telling you something completely different..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I am new to this company, but really wish to work there since visiting the web site.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customs Offider  in  Tofol Village (Federated States of Micronesia)
    Current Employee - Customs Offider in Tofol Village (Federated States of Micronesia)

    I have been working at Rent A Wheel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Believe this is a great job to apply for

    Cons

    anything is possible if you give your best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing the right thing to the company and the employees will make you a successor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very high turnover, unethical sales expectations, bad benefits

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

    I have been working at Rent A Wheel full-time

    Pros

    The company accepts employees with previous convictions. Easy to get a job, beacuse the company is always looking for new employees due to high turnover and expansion. An acceptable place to be while searching for another job.

    Cons

    Unreasonable sales expectation, for example they expect you to sell nitrogen gas for the tires to each customer. Some locations employ unethical sales tactics to obtain their sales goals. Bad benefits: only five days of vacation per year, no sick time, only four paid holidays, expensive health insurance. Stores are usually understaffed due to the high turnover (most people don't make it to the next year) and the new employees are not properly trained. This is not a good company if you have long-term career plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management/owners: Focus more on your employees and customers, not only on making money for yourselves. Employees will stay longer, customers will be happier, and it will be better for you in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience, solid business model, poor execution and associate development.

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

    I worked at Rent A Wheel

    Pros

    Rent-A-Wheel offers competitive compensation with tremendous bonus potential. Rent-A-Wheel offers reasonable hours of operation with the ability to support a solid work life balance. The company appears to do a good job recruiting from business peers and competition allowing them to gain experience from a diverse talent pool.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover. It appears that the company does not have a long term associate development / retention plan. Many new employees become quickly alienated based on the lack of personal engagement, support and communication. There is little to no leadership / management training. Process training consist of online modules and any experience that you bring with you. Employment retention decisions are often made off site and out of the market confusing and frustrating local teams and leadership. These type of decisions can also cause additional premature loss, the onset of integrity issues and fear / morale concerns with the remaining team members and neighboring locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus needs to be placed on associate development, retention and process management. The brand is being compromised by mid level confusion around corporate objectives opening the door for lower level morale and integrity breakdowns that can potentially impact the business model, brand and future of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend

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