Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppe

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Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppe Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
6 Reviews
2.8
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Promotes from within

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppe full-time

    Pros

    Team driven, provides constant training, rewards those who meet or exceed quotas.

    Cons

    Upper management promotes us vs them mentality. Lacks direction when most urgently needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When management needs help, provide it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Oil Lube Tech

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    Former Employee - Oil Tech  in  Waterford, MI
    Former Employee - Oil Tech in Waterford, MI

    I worked at Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppe part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow in the company; shorter Sunday hours

    Cons

    Big promises of growth with in the company, but salaries stay low. Corporate spy's on employees with individuals that will park across the street from the location and take memo's of everything the employees do. When it's slow, expect to be sent out to the road to wave at people- a little degrading. Facial hair is not tolerated. Low pay- my store manager made $32k a year with experience and the assistant manager made $9 an hour before benefits. If customers don't want to upgrade to the $99 oil change, that's your fault for not guilting them into it enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees a little more and have dedicated sales people, don't have unqualified individuals try to sell and chastise them for not being able to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Decent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff. Plenty of Advancement opportunities. Friendly. Gets to interact with customer on a daily. Builds bonds with customer. Opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Pay. They give very small raises when they do give them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management team. But they do need to treat the employees a bit better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Job in an Oil Shoppe. Low Pay, Convenient Hours.

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    Former Employee - Grease Monkey  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Grease Monkey in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppe part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours were convenient. Willing to train pretty much anyone

    Cons

    Dirty, Grimy, Low paying job.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Tough work without reward

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    Former Employee - Utility Technician  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Utility Technician in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll gain great sales experience and hone your interpersonal communication skills, as you're in contact with hundreds of customers a week. The company has plenty of management whom have your best interest in mind.

    There is plenty of room to move up in this company, if you have the desire and shine, they'll train you. Hopefully you have other options available though.

    Cons

    If I was management, I'd be all for their policies because they eliminate waste/slack/downtime and increase what management gets for their dollar. However, they'll pay you as cheap as they possibly can, unless you complain and complain a lot.

    They understand that their employees are low skilled and replaceable and therefore you must complain to get a raise. I had a coworker who consistently exceeded sales quotas and only received a modest 25 cent raise. Admittedly, I was no where near as good of a salesmen as him but because (and only because) I was vocal and threatened to quit, I was received a 50 cent raise.

    This is a job that you can feel proud of, but only for so long as they treat you like the low skilled worker you are. Don't expect to have a lunch that doesn't get interrupted. Don't expect to ever have downtime either, they'll find something for you to do, even if that means taking a toothbrush to the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a company whom seems to consider themselves a step above the competition in various aspects (specifically customer service), they don't do ANYTHING to improve the quality of their employees work load. Uncle Ed's has truly revolutionized and perfected the customer service experience in their respective industry, but the same cannot be said for their treatment of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Watch out, 6 days a week.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  West Bloomfield, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in West Bloomfield, MI

    I have been working at Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppe

    Pros

    Everyone starts at the bottom regardless of what you were hired as. (Store Level)

    Cons

    Upper Managment will be very upset if you turn down a promotion. Extreme long hrs, there health care is very expensive,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what a Work vs. Life balance is.

    Doesn't Recommend

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