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Advance America Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "The people were great to work with and the pay is good" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Room for advancement for upbeat people in a teamwork environment" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "This company does not care about their employees whatsoever the upper management is clueless they have no knowledge of what working in a store is like" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Room for advancement but have to move" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "20+ Years and Still Love It!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Field Operations Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. Provides a portfolio of products and services for our valued customers when they have a need
    2. Great benefits
    3. Support from Senior Management
    4. Closed on Sundays

    Cons

    I cannot think of any real cons to working at Advance America. As I said, choosing to continue to work here for 20+ years says it all for me.


  2. "Anonymous"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company values and work life balance

    Cons

    Many industry changes to work through at times

  3. "Divisional Director of Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Divisional Director of Operations in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Divisional Director of Operations in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance America (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The job is fun and interesting, you can always do something different every day. If you like people you will like this position.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge at times.

    Advice to Management

    The way you tell a good tree from a bad is by inspecting the fruit each tree bears.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, with best retail hours around.

    Cons

    I’ve worked here for almost 10 years. Not a whole lot bad, could have better Medical Plans.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worked my way up!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Manager Supervisor
    Current Employee - Field Manager Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Promoted several times throughout my 10+ year career.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company they have been good to me.


  6. "Developed my managerial skills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of my schedule for my family

    Cons

    Locations not in every city


  7. "CSR"

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

    I worked at Advance America full-time

    Pros

    Easy company to work for, reasonable job expectations,

    Cons

    Didn't always feel safe of robery as alot of times you are working alone. They would have you close the location for lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    Be fair with scheduling

  8. "3 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Advance America full-time

    Pros

    Banker hours and off holidays

    Cons

    Very cutthroat and a dying industry


  9. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advance America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Comfortable Work enviroment, great benefits

    Cons

    Other than long hours I have no complaints


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Center Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance America full-time

    Pros

    Advance America offers paid holidays, vacation, and sick time. The pay is good for entry level positions that of not require a degree. Your schedule can be some what flexible. There is room for some advancement. I haven't met anyone who works here that isn't friendly, both at center level and in corporate.

    Cons

    The benefits could use some tweaking. Advance America does not contribute to employee 401K's. Those that use the medical insurance claim it is expensive and not the best option.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees plan their future by matching a percentage of their 401K contributions. If you want a person to invest in your company, you should invest in that person.


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