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Updated February 24, 2017
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Pros
  • The only pro I can muster up is you do eventually learn a lot of neat things (in 6 reviews)

  • It's a great time working on cars, fun atmosphere (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours when you work in the shop (in 21 reviews)

  • Other locations are great to work at, but I got stuck in a crap location that upper management didnt care about (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Valvoline part-time

    Pros

    It's a fast paced environment.
    You get to work on vehicles.

    Cons

    Not enough fans to keep you cool in the summer time.


  2. "Lube tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valvoline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work while in school

    Cons

    Have to push sales some times


  3. "Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Certified Technician in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - Certified Technician in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valvoline (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with good people
    Ex manager was one of the best I have ever worked for
    Paycheck was at least deposited on time

    Cons

    No discipline
    Training never happened
    No promotion without threading to quit
    No drug testing
    Assistant managers were terrible
    No breaks no lunches

    Advice to Management

    You people are some of the worse to work for


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  5. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Its all good and what not

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    Cool


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, job was easy to learn

    Cons

    can get some rude customers due to not wanting any of the products that you are asked to sell


  7. "Customer Service Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Valvoline full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company. Extensive training program.

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement for longer term employees depending on location.


  8. "Oil Change Expert"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Great company likes their sponsorships

    Cons

    Could have used more management involvement


  9. "Marketing/Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work - great people and leadership. Passionate team.

    Cons

    NA ..... ..... ..... .... .....


  10. "Varies based on location"

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    Former Employee - Certified Technician
    Former Employee - Certified Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valvoline full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about cars
    Flexible work schedule
    Ability to move up quickly
    Good pay for what the job is
    All tools and ppe provided for you

    Cons

    11 hour days with a 30 miniute lunch that half the time you dont get
    Managers that dont belong in management
    Alot of favoritism, very "good ole boys club" feel
    Will schedule you open to close shifts constantly
    Dont follow their own policies about only being in the pit four hours

    In the three years I was at this company I had 5 store managers, all of whom thks was their first store. The last one was so bad i quit. A racist sexist kid that came in and literally fired the entire crew expect for two people he couldnt find a reason to fire. Threw around the "n" word like it was nothing. I called hr over a sexual harrasment issue, area manager tried to sweep it under the rug and h.r. did NOTHING. I wish I'd have persued legal action. Other locations are great to work at, but I got stuck in a crap location that upper management didnt care about. This IS a sales job, you wont move up if you cant upsell, and theyll cut your hours until you cant survive off your pay if you dont sell.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting people in management that dont have enough experience just because they hit sales goals.


  11. "Overall nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Days spent working at Valvoline Instant Oil Change are always something new. There are no two days a like. If you enjoy working on cars and helping customers, it is a great position. Most management comes from franchises, so there is a sense of camaraderie and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Tasks can get repetitive over time. There is really high turnover at locations. Management can be a bit overbearing at times, but many employees require seemingly constant supervision.

    Advice to Management

    I think higher starting wages would help reduce turnover and attract higher quality candidates which could free up management.



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