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"Good opportunity for the right person, but be prepared to work"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Customer Accounts Manager in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Customer Accounts Manager in Tampa, FL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Inexpensive health benefits after 60 days
Never short on hours
Generally great staff to work with
Sunday's off
Always work to be done so never standing around bored
Able to be out in the field and out of the store for part of most days
Quickly promoted if you do well and know the right people
A week of paid vacation after 6 months
Very high store GM salary
Taught how to run store (including P & L's) as if it's your own business at GM level
Stable company that pays weekly

Cons

Long, long retail hours - be prepared to come in before 8 am and leave after 930 pm for 45-50 hours a week
Micromanaged in all departments
Made to feel guilty by management if you need to use the bathroom, need a sick day or any other approved time off since they are always short staffed
Many stores run with minimum amount of help making job stressful
Lunches can be an afterthought sometimes occurring after 4 pm
Low starting pay
Regional management rules by fear. As a GM you are threatened with your job daily via email.
Many times required to use personal vehicle to make collection visits

Advice to Management

Their business model is profitable so my advice doesn't matter much. Splitting the day into 2 nine hour overlapping shifts would help retain your better employees and improve work-life balance.

Other Employee Reviews for Aaron's

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Paid low rate and always working no chance to escape"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits starting after 90 probation period. I was very satisfied with how quickly the hiring process went, from initally filling out application, taking drug test, to offer being presented. Physical labor :).

    Cons

    $1 over minimum wage for labor and discrunted customers. 45 hours per week required by management. Excessive micro-managment displayed. I was offered a manager trainee position. After being with the company sales manager and account manager positions are blown up titles, and should be called sales associate and account specialist, based on rate of pay and job description.

    Advice to Management

    Collections would be more cost effient if handled via outsourcing. The customer you sold a product to and made happy, you now have to deal with calling for payment everyday, once past due. Sales and service go hand and hand but not collections.


  2. "Burnout"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you do not have a family or are just trying to get away from one, this company will provide you with an outlet. You will learn the value of family and personal time as you will have very little. Fairly easy job.

    Cons

    In a word 'burnout' Mgrs are expected to put in on avg 60 hrs a week and mgr trainees who work a 50 hr work week are expected to work off the clock to show their drive and ambition to advance. They staff their offices with the bare minimum number of employees and as such you are expected to come in even when very sick. I lost half my vacation time every year because we could simply not take it. Hard to find anyone with more than 5 years with the company because of the work environment. As a mgr - expect to live at the store

    Advice to Management

    The quality of life as an Aarons employee is very poor. Very long hours for very little compensation in relation to the amount of money these stores generate. Of course the shareholders love it.

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