Discount Tire - Great company that loves it's people | Glassdoor
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  • "Long Hours and uncertainty of when you will get off" (in 68 reviews)

  • "hard work, definitely not for everyone" (in 38 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

"Great company that loves it's people"

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Richland, SC
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Richland, SC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Discount Tire full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Pay, people, bonuses, parties, annual outings, integrity theres not enough good that can really be said about the way things are run at Discount

Cons

50+ hours a week, feels like you're trapped in groundhog's day every so often. Lost of young guys just looking to make money and take things no further

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Tire technician"

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    Former Employee - Tire Tech in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Tire Tech in Puyallup, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discount Tire part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and the pay is decent. The management is generally good and the work environment friendly, intuitive and passionate.

    Cons

    Long labor intensive shifts can take a toll on you. Management can become a problem but corporate generally has a handle on badanagers quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Create a better structure for handling the work load.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great first job, but thats about as far as it goes."

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    Former Employee - Tire Technician in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Tire Technician in Carson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Discount Tire part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No experience required, paid training, you become extremely knowledgeable in tires and how to analyze them, employee discount is nice. good first job but I'd start looking after a while

    Cons

    Depending on the location, coworkers can be very cliquey. Lots of shop talk and trash talking, the amount of times i could have filed a report to human reaources is absurd, i never did because I'm not "that guy," but eventually someone that doesn't like whats being said will. Insane bay times (time vehicles are needed in and out, 15 minutes max..) put a lot of physical stress on techs and mental on Service coordinators/ crew chief, many customers can become sour and heated when the store gets slammed with cars which happened quite often and results in late closing times.. the Carson location is by far the busiest you'll ever witness. Assistant managers and SC's can be very unfriendly about taking your mandatory breaks or lunches.. They'll watch time you and watch you like a hawk so you can get back to slaving asap. Management expects you to move fast and with "urgency" as I've been told. Tahoes and larger vehicles with big chrome/heavy rims or duallys are a pain and strain you physically. These vehicles need appropriate bay times. The balancing machines either dont have the lift assist or it doesn't work. And if you decide to use a working one. Your lovley coworkers may deem you as "weak" or call you a female dog for using it rather than hurting your back like they want you to. Dress code is absurd. Anything more than a 5 o' clock shadow and you'll either be sent home or forced to shave before you can clock in, always tuck in your shirt and make sure they're clean. I had my manager tell me to replace my shirts because the little logo was grey instead of white from normal use; yet they were just washed. If you can't hang with their high level speedy standards, you'll be fired within a month. Be careful of coming in late. Managers have no pity for you even if you work another job and go to school nearly full time. They don't care to be flexible with you even if you have an extreme schedule like i once did. For this reason i was denied 3 possible pay raises during my 3/4 month review. My performance started to slow a little due to fatigue from work, school, and another job, but management didn't care.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to give your guys some slack. A lot of these guys have enough going on in their day to day lives. The absurd bay times need to be more realistic in all honesty. Stop accepting vehicles early if you know your guys aren't going to make it home on time because the store is slammed, Who cares if the customers complain, going home at 8pm when the store closes at 6 is not right. Mandatory breaks and lunches should be respected and you shouldn't have your sc reminding you every 30 seconds how much time you have left of your break. That isn't right.

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