Les Schwab Tire Centers Overview

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  • www.lesschwab.com
  • Bend, OR
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1952
  • Company - Private
  • Automotive Parts & Accessories Stores
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

CompetitorsDiscount Tire, Tire Factory, Big O Tires
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Born in 1917 in Bend, Oregon, Les Schwab came from humble beginnings. He was a self-made man, and believed in old-fashioned hard work. Les built his business from one store to hundreds of locations across the western states, making Les Schwab one of the largest independent tire ...

Les Schwab Tire Centers Reviews

3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
Jack Cuniff
Jack Cuniff
68 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"good"

Nov 16, 2022 - Production Worker in Portland, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

good good good good good

Cons

nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing

Advice to Management

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Diversity & Inclusion at Les Schwab Tire Centers

3.3
(96 Reviews)

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Les Schwab Tire Centers Interviews

Experience
Positive61%
Negative18%
Neutral21%
Getting an Interview
Applied online69%
Recruiter11%
In Person11%
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    Anonymous Employee in Bend, OR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Les Schwab Tire Centers (Bend, OR) in Feb 2022

    Interview

    I already had a job offer that started in a few months and was worried about a long term condition of the post so when I applied to a contract job with them to do in the meantime and they asked me instead to interview for this position I gingerly accepted as I felt very valued. However, after that intital feeling it was all downhill from there.

    The first interview was done by a super distracted HR person who just talked at me and I had to interject with actual information about myself then after 45 minutes she did that thing that outside non connected recuriters do where they demand you put soft and hard skills interms of years, not actually getting an assessment of the validity of technical skill related to the SPECIFIC job. Then right before she asked me my pay expectation she asked if I was single and had any kids (super illegal!) it was under the guise of giving me *exact* numbers regarding the healh insurance even though I said I didn’t care and the cost seem average nothing dramatic to bring up but given their “conservative work culture” where btw men in central Oregon can’t even wear beards in the winter (??) I wondered if it is why they low balled me. Eventually I got a word in edgewise and quoted them the National average for this position and they openly scoffed at me for it. I still cant get a handle on what their range was but it seemed at least 20k less and for an area that has a 25% higher cost of living it was preposterously low. Especially given the skills they demanded.

    In the next interview the hiring manager was upset I didn’t have years of experience in the exact applications (except one I was an expert at, but we’ll get to that) but instead worked on adjacent similar programs which again is iust such awful hiring practices and a waste of good candidates tableau and powerbi for example aren’t that different but ontop of having to know all these programs which skill wise should have probably been valued at double the salary they were offering suggested that the position must be filled by a intensely focused mathematical mind—or you know let the report functions do that for you.

    Ultimately the name of the game was SQL and I have used SQL since 2004. I have SOME raw coding skill in which I told them but have mainly have used it in an Oracle environment (as well as other environments like SAS) and intensely managing BigData at a 100year old major state University and building static and dynamic reports for high analytical and investigative research, program building, cluster analysis and metrics. Which I think they are just now moving to (which is why demanding specific applications is BS) from what sounds like where they’ve been raw coding it. At the end interview she asked me some terminology instead of skill assessment questions but that she took as such and because I didn’t have old school coding terminology that I could repeat back to her exactly how she wanted to hear it she wouldn’t even let me take the skills test

    *Shrug* keep your minimum wage job id you want me to catch a husband at let them wear a beard. I ended signing with the first job that pays the National average of this job with about half of the expectations of this job, that yes they did give me a skills test to which I did submit a significant SQL project for and whom I do not need to hoof it to a job in central Oregon in heels that adjusting for cost of living comes out to LESS than the administrator job whose sole function was to supported me at my old state University job.
    Interview

    SQL Terminology in place of skill assement. But prior to that a combined hour and half of just talking at you and asking if you agree

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Les Schwab Tire Centers Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon (Large)The Oregonian2016

Pledges & Certifications

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is paid time off like at Les Schwab Tire Centers?

...Employee get great benefits, managers get bonus’s and a lot of time off....

August 17, 2022

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Employees rate Les Schwab Tire Centers 3.7 out of 5 stars based on 304 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 71% of employees would recommend working at Les Schwab Tire Centers to a friend. This is based on 296 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

61% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Les Schwab Tire Centers as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.1 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Les Schwab Tire Centers.

44% of employees think that Les Schwab Tire Centers has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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