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Batteries Plus Bulbs Reviews

Updated Sep 10, 2019

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Batteries Plus Bulbs CEO Scott Williams (no image)
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  • "Free car battery installations are required to be performed in inclement weather with no compensation and no benefits(in 16 reviews)

  • "Customers were sometimes impatient since they are usually replacing a battery/lightbulb for something important(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company continually evolving"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Hartland, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Batteries Plus Bulbs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The brand continues to evolve and grow by finding new areas of opportunities and relevancies in a retail footprint. Top management has solid tenure and genuinely cares about staff in the corporate and company stores - as well as reaching out to franchise locations. Product training, coaching, and mentoring were prevalent. Bonus program and transparency in company updates makes you feel as part of the big picture... scope on why you work so hard and fast-forward on new initiatives.

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    Cons

    Tenured staff in recent years were not treated well with a first review out prior to looking at talent from within.

    Advice to Management

    A strong culture makes a strong workforce. Loss of culture in recent months has many strong, smart team players looking elsewhere. Retool, rethink and re-engage your workforce.

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2017-11-24
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Batteries Plus Bulbs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent pay for what is asked of you, flexible, reasonable work/life balance w/40 hr work weeks

    Cons

    No Insurance or benefits, hard to get promotions

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2019-08-28
  3. "Ok depending on location"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Batteries Plus Bulbs full-time

    Pros

    Relatively simple work, monthly "spiff" sale items to earn extra money

    Cons

    Poor management structure wirh no process in place to air grievances.

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2019-09-10
  4. "N/a"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Batteries Plus Bulbs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment schedules knowledge and getting to have fun doing wat I get paid to do

    Cons

    Customers errors down time slow times of the year

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2019-08-25
  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Batteries Plus Bulbs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Franchise Agreements, Smart Plan Roll-outs

    Cons

    Franchise Fee's escalating, lots of competition

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2019-08-25
  6. "Like a family."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cell Phone Repair Tech in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Batteries Plus Bulbs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get lots of experience and do a wide variety of things daily that keep you interested.

    Cons

    Small number of employees on shifts. You can get overwhelmed easily when you have things for customers that take a little longer.

    Advice to Management

    Years

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2019-08-20
  7. "They wanted you doing everything."

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    Former Employee - Senior Device Repair Technician in McAllen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Batteries Plus Bulbs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    employee discount good training on device repair, though most is identical to iFixit guides

    Cons

    -unsafe soldering environment, no ventilation but was expected to solder. -management offloaded more and more responsibilities to regular team members -was promised a raise but never got it -was instructed to throw away alkaline batteries instead of recycle them because recycling them cost the owners money -was instructed to deny customers wanting to recycle batteries unless they bought something

    Advice to Management

    I hope owners at other Batteries Plus Bulbs locations are better than this one.

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2019-08-09
  8. "Ok to get by"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Batteries Plus Bulbs full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot. Device repair is hot these days .

    Cons

    Underpaid for the work you do

    Advice to Management

    Raise salary and don’t focus on numbers so much cater to actual people

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2019-07-20
  9. "Alright place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Batteries Plus Bulbs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is ok and experience you gain

    Cons

    The schedule will always change and unless you feel like lifting things all day don't apply no benefits at all

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2019-07-19
  10. "Corporate Crusaders"

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    Current Employee - Repair Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Batteries Plus Bulbs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people, Easy Job, Nice Activities

    Cons

    Terrible hours Awful corporate Lack in commissions Cut Employee Benefits

    Advice to Management

    Fire your district managers and stop being inept.

    Batteries Plus Bulbs2019-08-09
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