Valvoline Reviews

Updated June 23, 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. Tech

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valvoline full-time

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

    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.


  2. Pretty Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automotive Technician in Nash, TN
    Current Employee - Automotive Technician in Nash, TN

    I have been working at Valvoline

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

    Pros

    Good busy work and fun people to work with

    Cons

    Temperature sometimes can be rough


  3. Best job I have had

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Manager
    Current Employee - Market Manager

    I have been working at Valvoline

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance, great people top to bottom, everyone is approachable, they practice what they preach, working outside. Choosing to work here was best career move I have made

    Cons

    In my position the hardest part is trying to find more great employees. Senior management doesn't invest enough in talent acquisition. It needs to get the Valvoline name out there to the younger generation better(spend money on commercials and advertising at a corporate level)

    Advice to Management

    As big as the company is, a lot more money needs to be invested in getting the name out there through tv advertising. Everyday people ask me what I do and most haven't heard of the company before


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  5. Decent job

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Hollywood, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun, good benefits, decent money and chill

    Cons

    Gotta Kiss butt to advance, All politics, not always 40hrs, sometimes more or less.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being lazy help your works and promote the ones who bust they're but for you not the ones who kiss it, also don't undermind your employees and make them feel worthless, and the area management needs to read evaluate there service center management they don't give a good example to a leader and are lazy and hypocrites. Get the right people in the management jobs not your friends.


  6. Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SCM in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - SCM in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Valvoline

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

    Pros

    good people, always have fun.

    Cons

    long hours, low compensation...typical retail environment no time for a life out side of work.

    Advice to Management

    more pay for the technicians to lower turn over and have stable, knowledgeable, confident employees.


  7. senior tech

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

    I worked at Valvoline full-time

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

    Pros

    Fun place. Always busy. Good benefits.

    Cons

    All politics. They lie about advancement. It's a favoritism game with this company

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a pain and promote people who deserve it


  8. Great Company with Clear Path to Advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Technician in Blue Ash, OH
    Former Employee - Certified Technician in Blue Ash, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Great Management
    Engaging Work
    Great Training
    Plenty of Room for Growth
    Uniforms Provided and Washed for You

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Insufficient Pay
    High Turn Around Rate Means Constantly Training New People
    Exposed to Elements

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but consider raising pay. Nobody in that job should be making less than $11 an hour.


  9. This job is what you make of it.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Technician in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Certified Technician in Murfreesboro, TN

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

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

    Pros

    If you work hard and find yourself at a good store, you can rise through the ranks quickly. A person can go from new hire to area manager in under two years if they're really good enough.

    Cons

    If you find yourself at a bad store, you will be corrupted by people with poor work ethic because no one will train you properly, you won't know how to do things the superpro way 100% of the time. So you will find yourself taking more and more shortcuts. If that happens, either quit before you get fired or transfer stores.

    Advice to Management

    Take hiring seriously. Don't hire anyone that seems like they are going to be trouble down the road. Once an employee is hired, it takes forever to fire them and the longer they stay there, the longer they have to cause claims. Also, don't let stores go understaffed. Overworked employees stop caring about the quality of their work. They take shortcuts, they skip recs, they forget things. All of this adds up. So if one store is severely understaffed and there is anyone available in the area, they should be sent to the understaffed store.


  10. general manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Milford, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Milford, OH

    I have been working at Valvoline full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being the leader of a team and running my own store is great! Helping others get promoted is a good feeling!

    Cons

    Lots of stress and long hours if someone quits or not enough employees then the store manager has to step in. Never get an off day, even when off your still responsible for the store and employees

    Advice to Management

    Try not to let the job run your life and affect your at home life. It's very stressful trying to hit numbers everyday and stay on top. Don't let the job run your life!


  11. management loves to have favorites

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Powell, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Powell, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    pay is great for the work we do

    Cons

    management has favorites. they want people development but only spend time with those they like

    Advice to Management

    treat every candidate equally if someone isnt showing interest in moving up in company, ask why



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