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Updated October 17, 2017
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Valvoline Chief Executive Officer and Director Samuel J. Mitchell, Jr
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Pros
  • Good benefits, Good compensation if you are in management (in 11 reviews)

  • The only pro I can muster up is you do eventually learn a lot of neat things (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Hot days with limited breaks and long hours (in 23 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. "Certified Oil Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible hours & can help with tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Management is not well organized

    Advice to Management

    Organize yourselves.


  2. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Fun job interacting with customers

    Cons

    You're limited to what you can do there

  3. "Descent entry level job"

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

    I have been working at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Good training program and close knit coworkers

    Cons

    If you mess up they will point the finger at you and its only a matter of time that they will try to get you out of there.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more picky with new hires.


  4. "Some gems in a whole lot of common rock"

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

    Pros

    -if you have a competent manager, it is a learning experience.
    -decent money even during training.
    -with a decent manager, many opportunities for advancement and promotion

    Cons

    -without a decent manager, none of the above takes place and one can get stuck working for less pay than they could fully earn.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees better ability to transfer between stores.


  5. "Lube shop manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Tech in Murrieta, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Tech in Murrieta, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been a lube shop manager at hospitality car wash for many years and know many customers on a first name basis with respect

    Cons

    Providing the people of the community with a professional and honest service has always been my goal .enjoy my job and always do well.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Service Ceter Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Assistant Service Ceter Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn about basic vehicle maintenance, gain customer service skills, work your way from entry level to management relatively quickly. Pretty good pay for entry-level work

    Cons

    Hot in the summer, cold in the winter. When it's busy, it's BUSY.


  7. "Certified Auto Technician"

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    Current Employee - Certified Auto Technician in Kent, OH
    Current Employee - Certified Auto Technician in Kent, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Went in knowing nothing about cars, but now know how to perform many services on a car and am just more comfortable around them in general. Great people to work with, and time flies by during shifts. Promotes from within very quickly and pays pretty well.

    Cons

    Often understaffed and working long hours at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.

  8. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Technician in Jeffersonville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Entry Level Job, Pay, training

    Cons

    Management, professionalism, favorites are played, most management afraid to work.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers to not play favorites, and on how to properly handle employee issues promptly and professionally.


  9. "Lube technician"

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    Current Employee - Certified Technician in Rosemount, MN
    Current Employee - Certified Technician in Rosemount, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning experience, Fun, Interactive, Great

    Cons

    Messy, cautions, dealing with customers that don't like prices

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "5 yrs in"

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    Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Service Center Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Started here working after 2 years of college. I have never felt more at home with any company! The advancement opportunities are endless if you have passion, love people, and work hard with great results. This company doesn't settle for talent so my coworkers and our teams are great. Our leadership invests in us like nowhere I have ever been or heard of. I can't wait to keep developing within this organization.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are long to produce the results I want, but I won't settle for less than my best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I can't complain. Our upper management is probably the best thing about the job.


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