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Valvoline Reviews

Updated July 12, 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)

  • "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. "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. "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.

  3. "Work Somewhere Else"

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    Former Employee - Certified Technician in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Certified Technician in Brentwood, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are an active person you'll enjoy this more than a desk job
    You leave your uniform at the store

    Cons

    Always being watched by the one above you, and he/she is being watched by the person above them.
    They only care about sales and the average oil change time
    Everyone is in a bad mood because of the stress put on them
    Way too busy with too much expected of you
    When you are employed, the upper level officials are clearly lying about the business
    You have to remember a lot of call-outs in order
    Valvoline will hire anyone without face tattoos, meaning you will be working with some potentially dangerous people.
    No breaks, and you can't sit down

    Advice to Management

    The job isn't pleasant, so the least you could do is keep the spirits within the store up.


  4. "love them"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Sumter, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Sumter, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    best place great people to work on your cars

    Cons

    no overtime pay tools old fashioned


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good entry level"

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    Former Employee - Service Center Manager
    Former Employee - Service Center Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides training and good opportunity to advance to a certain point. Good culture. Personal upper management was good but it can vary. Great for entry level.

    Cons

    Work conditions vary. Management can vary drastically on location. Juggle multiple running chainsaws at once. Perfection is the expectation. Salary position without overtime, work 45 hours one week and 73 hours the next but get paid the exact same.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see a more across the board attitude. It feels like somethings are allowed by one person but would be terminal offense by another. Clearer time line of promotions through out all levels, not just the lower entry level. Develop an overtime system for salary positions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits . Long hours . Corrupt market office ."

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    Former Employee - SCM in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - SCM in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers , good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours . Lieing upper management, corrupt upper management. Favoritism. No loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Market mangers and area mangers need to take ethics courses .


  7. "Scm"

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    Current Employee - New York in Guilderland, NY
    Current Employee - New York in Guilderland, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for hourly employees

    Cons

    Too many hours for salerly employees

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up hour requirements for salary employees

  8. "Mine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valvoline full-time

    Pros

    Great staff clean looking quick work clean cut

    Cons

    Nothing to say about valvoline great people

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to your staff


  9. "Anywhere but Detroit..."

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    Current Employee - Former Store Manager In Training
    Current Employee - Former Store Manager In Training
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is a fantastic, stand-up company who cares about their employees. They offer awesome benefits, and they also press internal promotion. Would highly recommend Valvoline to anyone who isn't in the Detroit/Flint area.

    Cons

    Their accountability on management in their acquisitions is not thorough enough. There are general and area managers lying to their employees, breaking promises/agreements, and being downright disrespectful. As well, they will fudge results for reviews and manage through their cameras. I've only seen my area manager at my store twice in the last six months, once he was getting his tires filled and the other he was dropping off items.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility. Stop making promises you can't keep. Communicate, because that's part of why nothing is working. If you don't set clear expectations, standards can and will drop.
    For the people above general managers, please investigate closely. Especially in your new acquisitions. There's a reason their turnover rate is so high.


  10. "Vavoline okay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Tech in Norwood, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Tech in Norwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment customers and staff postive energy

    Cons

    Lower pay slow growth and material availability

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay to boost team member moral


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