Valvoline Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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John D. Barr
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Pros
  • I get health benefits, 401k, vacation time, holidays off, and a Flexible Schedule (in 7 reviews)

  • Great pay for an easy job, easy advancement (to a point), no experience necessary (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, bad working conditions low pay (in 7 reviews)

  • And pray to God should you fall in the crosshairs of someone in upper management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Best Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Center Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Service Center Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Move up quick, Flexible schedule, Recognition, and Good starting pay.

    Cons

    Can be stressful. Service Center Managers abused for being salary. Have to come in when others cant or wont, expected to work while not at work, interferes with family life, no excuses or exceptions for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out who you put in positions of power they are deceiving you and your business model.


  2. Good values and advancement opportunities.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Station Manager in Tigard, OR
    Current Employee - Station Manager in Tigard, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Valvoline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pros are definitely a friend feeling with most of the station team, great area manager and flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    It isn't exactly outside but you feel the heat and cold. Rigid online training. No guaranteed breaks. Also, some employees get to stick around because they are talented at what they do but, they either cause problems with other team memebers or take big advantage of the perks when they think a manager isn't paying attention or there.

    Advice to Management

    The advice to upper management from me as a manager from a station would be to treat each service station as its own. Some of the rules put in place are known to be for other stations but we have to follow them when we don't do anything to warrant having said rules. Also, male sure that all the equipment you provide are decent quality. The safety glasses are pretty cheap, fog up and just become more of a hindrance than an aid. I also think during heat waves station managers should be able to just buy and expense water for the workers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Shift Manager and Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Georgetown, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Georgetown, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valvoline full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and people are very friendly. Plenty of hours, starting pay is very good and employer is honest.

    Cons

    They do not give lunch breaks no matter how long you work, it feels as though they blame you even if you did nothing wrong. No room for advancement in workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to your loyal employees who are on time in not late and also the thoughtful of what you say and how you say it. Give raises to those who deserve it.


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  5. Valvoline

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Technician in Hilliard, OH
    Former Employee - Certified Technician in Hilliard, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at Valvoline. As a company they are are committed to their employees and also providing customers with a quality service every time.

    Cons

    I honestly have nothing bad to say about Valvoline.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. Working for Valvoline

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Technician
    Current Employee - Certified Technician
    Recommends

    Pros

    Being trained without experience & being able to move up easily

    Cons

    Having to sell to customers & keeping your numbers up on selling


  7. SCM

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As A Manager, The bonus makes it worth it to an extent. There is always room for expansion. If you want to stick it out, The advancement is awesome.

    Cons

    Labor hours seemed like it would go quick. Fast track careers normally ended up with an employee getting fired at some point. Too muc focus on sales and DOP

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time into training employees. You should not hold them accountable on things that managers teach one place and not another.


  8. Good stepping stone.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician
    Current Employee - Senior Technician
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valvoline full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great all around advancements Chance to put managing experience in your resume Laid back Only stressful if you make it stressful Benefits... but for an age 25 and below? Do you really need them? Possible moth end bonus

    Cons

    They expect you to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time Focus too much on Sales instead of Customer Service No time to actually train you if in busy area "Chain of Command" reiterated instead of "Respect" Never 40 hours even for full-time. Maybe 36 hours max. Hours are extremely spotty as well as days off Bonus is a trap. The more you advance and hit bonus. The higher the goals. Encouraging lying. Too many chiefs not enough Indians

    Advice to Management

    Focal point is listening to your team. Change is hard to do and most revert to their old ways.


  9. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment good benefits

    Cons

    Long day can be really busy sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect.


  10. Tech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Clean, structured work environment. Good management. Good training. Very flexible if family issues or whatnot come up.

    Cons

    Corporate needs to get stores NEW tools/ floors when they need them.


  11. Worst job

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Service Center Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Service Center Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No longer working there. Can't think of any.

    Cons

    Working with sharks and con artists.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ripping off customers



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