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Aaron's Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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  • "decent pay great management good benefits" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Team oriented, marketing plans, great benefits" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Customer Accounts Advisor / Manager Trainee"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Trainee in Independence, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Trainee in Independence, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Guaranteed 5 hours overtime weekly, nice sales incentives, small but obtainable bonuses, knowledgeable and patient managers, nice work environment.

    Cons

    Just moving stuff. I'm a desk jockey by nature so moving furniture isn't always my favorite lol. In my position it is not frequent so I don't mind too much.

    Advice to Management

    Tell others your story! No company is perfect but I like to think that you are a bit above most in quality


  2. "Customer account advisor,/customer Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management team are Awesome people to work with , it is a family oriented business. You meet alot new people and you engage to know them besides selling them furniture. Even the C. E. O is awesome , tuff but awsome.

    Cons

    Wish all stores ran with the same kinda management Leron on lewis in Waukegan does. Some managers being hired can be the worst.

  3. "QA employee in IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, empowering, emphasis on and respect for QA, open work space, ability to work from home, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Not enough time off; medical and 401k benefits have waiting periods after hire; generally speaking not competitive enough in salary; in IT there is a tendency to let favored people work on whatever, however they want; in some cases opportunities for advancement are unclear or limited.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to giving and receiving feedback. Give us 3 weeks of vacation at hire.


  4. "Working in Aaron's Technology Department"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture
    Excellent upward mobility.
    I feel like the work I do is making a difference to the company
    Management listens to my concerns
    If I am unsure of why I am working on something management, up to and including the CIO, are available to discuss it.
    I have excellent work life balance
    Awesome commute
    Casual work environment

    Cons

    I have been really happy with my time at Aaron's. There are obviously some minor issues that come with every job like changes in the vacation policy but the company and the culture really make up for those minor cons that I can think of


  5. "Looking Forward"

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    Current Employee - Senior BI Developer in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Senior BI Developer in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment with many talented people
    Technology is relatively current, but not bleeding edge changes
    Management is available and considerate of employees' needs
    Compensation is comparable to most employers
    Working remotely is optional and available as needed
    Infrastructure is well designed and layered as expected
    Agile Project Management is followed

    Cons

    As software developer, I don't interact with end users.
    Limited opportunities to learn the business

    Advice to Management

    Have software developers interspersed throughout the business to support specific business teams for a specified time period and rotate the assignments to allow everyone the opportunity to learn more aspects of the business.


  6. "Friendly and open work environment."

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    Current Employee - Management in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Management in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get to brainstorm with some really creative people to come up with great and different ideas to solve problems. Up to date software is used and failures are looked as learning experiences. We are AGILE here at Aaron's Inc Tech. No idea is not looked at. Pay is comparable to other high-tech places to work.

    Cons

    Learning New Software can be tricky.


  7. "Basically Satisfied Long Term Employee"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment and sufficient challenges to make things interesting.

    Cons

    Pay raises for those who stay in a current position are usually very close to the rate of inflation so it does not feel that it is a true merit based raise.

    Advice to Management

    Think about changing the pay raises for Store Support Center personnel to at least 2 or 3 percent above the rate of inflation.

  8. "Solid company, competent leadership, lacking in benefits"

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    Current Employee - Product in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Product in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work in the corporate office in Atlanta. The pros are competent leadership and interesting work as we have been in full digital transformation mode for several years. It's a relatively flexible working environment and convenient to my home.

    Cons

    Benefits outside of health insurance. We get 6 built in holidays a year and PTO well below industry standard. HR doesn't seem to be able to differentiate between the stores and the corporate office so the same policies apply to all so it depends on your manager to determine how flexible your work is. Anyone under Sr Manager level is not eligible for a bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Step into 2019 where benefits matter to skilled technology employees. Time off, bonuses and lunch and learns with actual lunch provided would be appreciated- and are to be expected in the technology landscape in Atlanta. There is negative unemployment in many areas of expertise.


  9. "collaborate with great people, enjoy software development"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, lean development processes, freedom to innovate, freedom to fail

    Cons

    lackluster benefits, top-heavy org chart, outdated business processes

    Advice to Management

    continue to improve our business model, avoid favoritism, sunset legacy systems quickly


  10. "A close-knit collaborative IT team mostly driving in the same direction"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaron's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative.
    Increasingly focused on the same goals as an organization - this has come a long way as we work to focus on the right work to do instead of all work that is available
    Just about everyone know everyone in IT and even beyond.
    Internal promotion is a favoured way of filling positions when possible.
    Love the open-plan office space and the plethora of areas where you can also work quietly.

    Cons

    I'm not a fan of the various medical benefits we have. But that may be a function of the insurance companies themselves...
    Compensation can be tricky and, unless the hiring manager has significant patience to work the system, sometimes unfair especially for some internal hires.
    I'm sure there are more cons but I'm having trouble remembering any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Work to bring more employee salaries up to market especially for internal promotions.