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Turtle Wax Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  1. "Opportunity for growth within"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Attendant in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Line Attendant in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turtle Wax part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow in this company, was offered higher positions as I worked to show that I was committed.

    Cons

    Leadership was lacking at the location that I was working at. Managers were never on the same page.


  2. "car wash"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Car Washer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Car Washer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Turtle Wax full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you can mae good tips

    Cons

    you have to work 10 to 12 houres per day


  3. "Great Benefits, Great Culture, Unrealistic Expectations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turtle Wax full-time

    Pros

    The Benefits are excellent; 401k, health, dental, vision, flex account, and optional life insurance.

    Cons

    Unclear instructions or objectives, and at times unrealistic expectations without explanation of how goals were decided upon.


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  5. "Gave my all and was crapped on"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Willowbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turtle Wax full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Lots of associate gatherings. Great family to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of silos. Lack of true leadership. Stuck at a 3% pay increase no matter what.

    Advice to Management

    Put DJ back in charge. Look at the people that truly are devoted to the well being of this company and hang on to them.


  6. "Great company, great staff, very flexible."

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    Former Employee - Car Detailer in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Car Detailer in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turtle Wax part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is great with staff and a very friendly and clean environment.

    Cons

    No complaints about my time working with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Long Time Employee Saw Company Go Downhill"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turtle Wax full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A Very clean, nice office/atmosphere in which to work when it was in Bedford Park, Illinois. They used to have a family atmosphere until they started their big firings.

    Cons

    Felt that company tried show they cared for employees by little gifts on special occasions the first few years. Over time, as the company was mismanaged, they cut way back on the small and large gifts. The company didn't concentrate on what they were good at, wax, and instead dumped money into many varied new products, none of which were viable. So poorly run that large group of people were fired in downsizing moves. Now run by a skeleton staff and all products outsourced. Very sad to see a great company run into the ground!

    Advice to Management

    Don't know what Healy Jr. is doing, but hopefully it is much better than his father. Senior ran it into the ground. Keep to what you're good at, basic products, and for heaven sake, change the artwork on the products. Keep with the times!!!


  8. "Lack of support for employees and failure to provide employeee support at plant closures"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turtle Wax full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product line. The products have a long history and tend to be safe for use by consumers. Overall the product has great results.

    Cons

    No support for employees future with in the company, lack of growth for employees. Lack of support when plants in Chicago closed.

    Advice to Management

    Stand behind your employees


  9. "Could be better"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willowbrook, IL

    I worked at Turtle Wax (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Short work week, easily accessible fairly lax rules. Most managers are understanding of unexpected circumstances.

    Cons

    Some management does not work well with employees and others make sure they work as little as possible. Lots of back stabbing and very few people can be trusted. People are let go who make good contributions. Very little room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Retain the people that actually accomplish work.


  10. "Unfulfilling. Full of lack of loyalty and misrepresentation by upper management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Location Manager in Chicago Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Location Manager in Chicago Ridge, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package second to none.

    Cons

    Lack of trust in superiors.

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyalty and keep your work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "There has to be something better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Replaced in Willowbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Replaced in Willowbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No expectation to put in more than 40 hours. Free products. Nobody breathing down your neck. Some pretty cool co-workers. A brand everyone knows.

    Cons

    The family runs it like a family business. Some very unhappy co-workers. Aribitrary policies set by HR lady. Good people are frequently let go.

    Advice to Management

    Run it like a world class company. Eliminate negative personalities. Don't dodge opportunities to make it a better workplace. Live up to your word.


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