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Interstate Batteries Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance and a great team environment (in 8 reviews)

  • Great place to work and good benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours and undpredictable hours (in 9 reviews)

  • Pay is lower than average, not much room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Franchise Business Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Spent a third of my life working for one of the best companies around! Great people who cared about their employees.

    Cons

    New leadership that is bringing in new fresh people in hopes of making the company even better. Doesn't want "long timers" any more.

    Advice to Management

    Don't clean house just for the sake of cleaning house.


  2. "good company"

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    Current Employee - OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER in Lancaster, CA
    Current Employee - OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER in Lancaster, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, easy to get along with, work at your own pace, lots of interesting customers and different things to do during the day

    Cons

    lack of training, not a lot of communication around the office, too much expectation without knowledge of what to do.

  3. "Interstate batteries"

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    Former Employee - Carpenter Apprentice in DeRidder, LA
    Former Employee - Carpenter Apprentice in DeRidder, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Batteries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and friendly bosses.

    Cons

    It was too far from my home in DeRidder.


  4. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Miami, FL

    I worked at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were great and friendly.

    Cons

    Management was rude and didn't care for employees


  5. "A job that pays but hard work"

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    Current Employee - Hotshot Driver in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Hotshot Driver in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    you will always get 40 hours and its a steady pay check. You get to meet many people within the automotive industry.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, and a very little room for moving up within the company. Lifting alot of weight in all different types of weather.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has been in business for 65 years. The purpose is to glorify God and they have kept that in the mission which deserves kudos. But let it be authentic and not just a PR pitch.

    Cons

    Company is too busy bringing in new talent that the existing talent is being overlooked consistently. This is Leading to high turnover of tenured, experienced and well respected team members.

    Advice to Management

    Truly Value your people. Don't just talk the talk


  7. "Territory sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment for company minded individuals

    Cons

    Leadership needs to be more forward thinking

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Listen and Grow"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture has the right direction. Team building should be leveraged to engage it more often! The biblical principles create a relaxed environment where you feel free to talk about Jesus. That is a rare thing these days!

    Cons

    Everyone has their own plans to gain promotion which leads to everyone defending there agenda without input. Just because you listen does not mean you are actually hearing your employees. If an employee's plan or idea turns out fruitful, then give them more opportunity to have actual contributions!!

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees flourish. Give them the ability to spread their wings. You are attracting great talent. Learn how to empower them and in return keep them!


  9. "Part Time Entry Level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Batteries part-time

    Pros

    Local Franchisee Good and encouraging management

    Cons

    Small business. Tight controls. OK for young entry level people. Wages are low like the industry. All part timers

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be cheerleaders Expect high turnover rate and minimally skilled employee pool


  10. Helpful (1)

    "They claim to operate under they're christain purpose and values but do not."

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    Former Employee - Management in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Management in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, steady work, there is opportunity for advancement. closed on Sundays. Headquarters in dallas texas so American based company

    Cons

    Was told I'd be hired on at a rate that they failed to follow through with. took advantage of employees and franchise owners.

    Advice to Management

    Integrity. Follow your values and taking care of your staff would go a long way.


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