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"Great way to lose weight and make just enough to get by!"

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Current Employee - Sales Manager in Buffalo, NY
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Buffalo, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You get Sunday and one other day off. Things are pretty consistent from day to day. You will feel better about yourself after you see some of the people they lease to, even more so if you go to their house. This job will suck but you will learn a lot about how to manage which should make your resume a lot better.

Cons

Long days. Pay is just too low for the work you do. Health Insurance is awful. Your deductible is so high it's not worth paying the 70 a week. (family coverage). As a sales manager, you have to handle everything in the store. (service, show room and sales) Not easy and will wear you out. This is not a long term career; their is no one in our district that has been here longer than five years.

Advice to Management

I'm sure it would cost more but most of your stores need a part time employee to ease the burden on the rest of the staff. SEI must look at their benefits. You cannot expect good talent to kill themselves and then offer them low pay and garbage health insurance. Your computer system is so outdated it's hard to believe that your tech guys have not told you what a waste the current system is and how much cash it costs you.

Other Employee Reviews for Aaron's

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Good job for resume support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary after you become GM.
    Discount on furniture, specially mattresses.

    Cons

    Hours (they are not long but let say as a GM you open the store at 8 am and you close the store after last truck gets back at 9 pm)
    Pressure from regional because he is getting rammed by VP.
    Consistant changes in renewals procedure.
    Inventory, audits preparation, deposits before 12 pm, etc etc
    As a GM you have no control and everything is dictated by RM.
    Loading, unloading and collection specially returns of furniture from upset customers is a huge issue.
    No diversity.
    Its always who you know compare to what you know.

    Advice to Management

    No advice at all, I was with them for 7 years and worked on all positions, I miss the money but definitely love the family time I have now.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Always under threat"

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    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Sebring, FL
    Former Employee - Manager Trainee in Sebring, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the benefits are excellent. The online training is very helpful, as is a helpful manual. Most of the merchandise is of good quality, if not top of the line.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to "make your numbers." The management style is to keep reminding employees that there are plenty of people out there who would like their jobs. The manager trainee not only is responsible for coaching people into better payment behavior and to collect money, but also to go on deliveries, returns, empty the trash, and clean the bathrooms. If you don't buy an Aaron's shirt, then you must do all of these dirty tasks in a shirt and tie. There is a lot of pressure to do online classes while simultaneously performing your job.

    Advice to Management

    While pressuring regional and store managers to "get their numbers up," also teach them how to develop an environment in which employees can grow, and in turn, develop employee loyalty along the way. The current management style alienates people, and negative reinforcement only works until your back is turned. Using fear and threats of termination promulgates turnover.

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