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Valvoline Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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Valvoline Chief Executive Officer and Director Samuel J. Mitchell, Jr
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Pros
  • "Slight opportunity for advancement" (in 9 reviews)

  • "The only pro I can muster up is you do eventually learn a lot of neat things" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours with little recognition" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Low pay, working in the elements/weather, high stress environment" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Sr Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Good pay and benefits. Great coworkers on team.

    Cons

    Upper management-buddy system. Hire people they like or worked for them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to HR advice.


  2. "A fast paced and sales influenced environment."

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    Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Rogers, MN
    Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Rogers, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, benefits, salary, fun, challenging

    Cons

    Stressful, exhausting, under appreciated, hours

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to pay people more so they stay and the managers stay happy.

  3. "Great company overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Schedule, adavancement opportunity, pay, training, experience

    Cons

    Sloppy management makes training for promotions difficult


  4. "It’s a good experience, lots of hands on ."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well everybody at valvoline treats you like family .

    Cons

    The weather is one challenge . And the 15 minute time limit you have to do a oil change

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to say .


  5. "Good for a job while young, but over emphasis on sales is off putting to say the least"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands on with vehicles, you get to interact with customers, room to move up in company

    Cons

    Dirty work can have you sweaty with burns and cuts, there is a strong overemphasis and expectation on making sales, and customers are irritable on occasion

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on customer satisfaction rather than how large a customers ticket is


  6. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, training on the job, paid holidays and paid time off.

    Cons

    Low pay, working in the elements/weather, high stress environment.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay scale. A lot of hard work for a little check in return.


  7. "Great place to start getting into the Automotive industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great fast paced environment, new faces and challenges everyday

    Cons

    Outside environment so weather conditions can affect work performance

  8. "Certified tech"

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    Former Employee - Certified Technician in Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Certified Technician in Apple Valley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valvoline (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family environment.
    Fun place to be.

    Cons

    Drama
    Sales quotas high
    Bad managing
    This is more than 5 words


  9. "Ok company for steppingstone"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technician in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment with the people working.

    Cons

    Closing shifts would get really crowded sometimes. And it would be really hard to only deal with three people working

    Advice to Management

    Maybe add an extra person for closing shifts


  10. "Pretty good"

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

    I worked at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Great starter job for technicians wanting to get their feet wet in the industry

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed in certain areas.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a lot on the managers ability to delegate.


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