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Interstate Batteries Reviews

Updated April 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)

  • None, wish I never left it was such a great company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back work environment with a management team that is incredibly effective at ensuring that you are able to meet personal needs. Positive and upbeat staff, and training is very thorough and detailed.

    Cons

    Pay/Commission. Benefits could also be improved for employees who do not reside in Texas where the home office is located. Very little room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that comments made in interviewing process are more accurate and reflective of the commission structure, and when referring to commission that you are giving averages as opposed to top 10%.


  2. "Hard work for hard workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    Not enough discipline
    No contingencies for absences

    Advice to Management

    Stand by your values


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Previous employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Dallas, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Interstate Batteries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and benefits with chaplain.

    Cons

    The leadership of that time claims to be reasonable and understanding, yet when they get bad information, they react without remorse or consideration to others.


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  5. "Good but not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menasha, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menasha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company. needs some work at the top

    Cons

    Owner is a control freak


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Batteries (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for...

    Cons

    This is not the right time for me to be part of Interstate Batteries.


  7. "Love this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its an awesome company fantastic leadership ...love it here.

    Cons

    Brought in a consulting firm to "set" the salary ranges - woefully outdated product they purchased.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbandale, IA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, great pay, great location. They really encourage & value their employees. They want to see individuals successful. Provide excellent training.

    Cons

    The opportunity for advancement is not there. Once you hit a certain position, you are capped out from moving up & that also includes salary. No matter how beneficial to the team you are.


  9. "Excellent , a great place to gain knowledge ."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So much more than selling just batteries. At Power Center , we also repair broken phones and tablets, sale home automation products, and install car batteries.

    Cons

    I have no bad feed to express about my job, it is taught me a lot since working here. Staff is great, most of the customers are great as well.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Somebody's poisoned the waterhole"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Interstate Batteries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    New management open to new, progressive ideas. Christian centered company with many perks as an employee that you do not find anywhere else.

    Cons

    New management has allowed for known-bad managers and leads, that are horrible at treating people to remain with the company and to keep abusing and mistreating employees. They are not hiring a lot of new positions, but rather leveraging contractors for a lot of roles, thus limiting growth opportunities. Everyone is overworked and underpaid and in many cases underappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when you get consistent reports of a manager mistreating employees and being unprofessional.


  11. "Amazing Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture
    Work/Life Balance
    Genuine concern for employees
    New Leadership
    Security of a company that has been around 60+ years

    Cons

    Bonus program is lower than most

    Advice to Management

    Continue to move towards more automated processes


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