Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Woodward, OK – April 12, 2016
Friday morning meeting, achieve to reach sales goal for week, co-workers easy to get along with. Management had their bad days, hardest parts are learning to communicate with your customer; so your customer understands exactly what they are getting when purchasing any item(s) In the store, and also since customers can buy items over the phone, once a month you get a phone quiz. which tests you on how you sell over the phone, fun part of the job is when you have your sales or when you have customer appreciation day.
Manager Trainee (Former Employee) – Seaford, DE – September 3, 2016
I will request to work in this company and gave me the opportunity to work on it. The regional manager sent me the offer and he talked about $ 40,000 a year and when I went coming to the interview only offered me $ 10 per hour. The situation is that if you apply for a Manager Trainee or other position in a franchise, the manager of the store does not have good communication and not understand nothing about the laws of HR and administration.
General Manager (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – November 1, 2015
Work 6 days a week, sometimes 7 if you cared enough and didn't want to be put on blast in front of your peers, demand on growth is ridiculous, so that means selling to people you didn't want to, no lunch breaks as a GM, which was cool because I was on a diet anyway, don't bring up your day off, it will start WW III, bad mouthing behind backs all the time..Upper management sucks BIG TIME!!!
Benefits, employee purchase program
Upper Management, horrible growth demand, long hours
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – March 28, 2016
Aaron's was a very calm yet intimidating job atmosphere, but it was enjoyable to show up to work. The co-workers were amazing and very informative. Any question I had was answered to the T. Dealing with rude customers was a daily struggle, but with the support of my team, we managed to make everyone satisfied in the end. Working here was an awesome experience! I would love to do it again!
Occasional free lunches, great benefits, awesome atmosphere.
Delivery Driver/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Odessa, TX – September 19, 2016
Usually worked between 8-10 hours a day started the day by setting the display floor and then loading the truck for deliveries. Delivered furniture throughout the day according to the schedule. Everyone has an opportunity to move up in the company if they want too. Always met new people but loading heavy furniture over the body/head all day long 5 days a week causes wear and tear on the body.
Accounts Advisor (Current Employee) – Jonesboro, GA – February 2, 2016
There is no work life balance the pay is not sufficient enough for the work that is done management could be better The hardest part of the job is trying to meet impossible goals set for the accounts department the enjoyable part of the job is meeting different people everyday
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Albany, GA – October 24, 2016
A typical work day at Aarons, Is pretty busy and fast paste. My job is to assist customers with their ideal room. As I sale merchandise I have to them move it off the floor,to be delivered. I then have to proceed with unboxing new merchandise, and moving it on to the empty hole in the showroom. Working at a furniture is a different experience than any other customer service jobse
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Taylorville, IL – November 4, 2015
I learned a great deal about sales and marketing. I greet every customer with a positive attitude and offered refreshments. Most of my customers were my favorite part of my day. The floor was kept clean and ready to show our customers our merchandise. Sales Manager was great partner to work with and was patient on teaching me my role in the job while we were short staff. General Manager was hardly in the store my entire employment and would discourage the entire staff for not doing well enough. Management was behind from previous employers. Owners discouraged me the first time meeting me. I was not recognized for any improvement and assistance I had made during my employment. I was not respected.
Hour lunch, and Employee Purchase
No benefits for employees, Management was horrible and unorganized
General Manager (Former Employee) – Dayton, OH – November 18, 2015
After 13 years of service and doing everything that was asked of me,there was still no advancements.I had worked in 10 different locations and as always no one had been trained I had to start all over .The store would be fixed and of course the regional was the only person to get any credit for your hard work. The regional staff are all over paid and in most cases half the store's make no profit. They start most associates at 9.00 hrly.,if they can get away with it and tell manager trainees to stay for a year and earn a career, yea wright .
Maybe one day off, if you're staffed
No advancements, a lot of overpaid upper management that need trained
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 12, 2015
Aaron's is a relatively new company, and exist as franchises and corporate facilities. They are not as organized as senior "rent to own" companies such as Rent-A-Center, yet it does provide employment to non-skilled laborers. The starting rate of pay is not bad for younger employees, although the work is physically demanding. However, Aaron's does provide great advancement opportunities, ranging from account executives (product deliverers) to sale associate, to assistant store manager, to general manager. The pay increases at each level are substantial and could provide a livable wage to non-degree holding employees. The health benefits and 401(k) benefits are relatively attractive if one is able to tolerate the work.
Manager Trainee (Current Employee) – Oklahoma – April 16, 2016
When I first started working for Aarons, I was excited. As an MT I felt almost like a bounty hunter.. but the joy vastly wore off. The job is demanding in hours: 9am - 9pm 4 days a week and 5 hours on Saturday... maybe it's not terrible, but when you are a single parent, it's almost impossible. The pay is actually decent for the job you are asked to preform, but the management is a problem. If your accounts dept is excelling, that means the sales dept is failing and visa versa. Needless to say, someone is always angry, nothing is ever up to par, oh, and did I mention the double standards? The accounts dept will constantly take the fall for horrible #'s, but the sales dept and GM will lease furniture to every unemployed, SSI, redneck they can find and then get upset with us when they don't pay. Files are never updated, or even filled out properly for that matter. Half of the customers will be allowed to lease furniture before we even have a good contact # for them. So all in all, if you decide to work here, brace yourself and keep a bottle of vodka in your desk. You'll have gray hair before you're through.
Customer Account Manager (Former Employee) – Hinesville, GA – October 31, 2016
You can do everything right and never get a positive review or a positive comment. YOur always in the wrong. Working from 8 to 7pm on a slightly above minimum wage. You are a delivery driver , furniture cleaner, csr, service manager , display set up person, merchandise unloading from freight, and accounts manager. But my title was only customer accounts manager, not driver or csr
General Manager (GM) (Current Employee) – Elgin, IL – August 22, 2016
I've learned a lot about the lease to own industry, I have worked for Corporate and Franchise and Aarons is a wonderful company to work for. I started as a manager trainee and was promoted up the ranks to a General Manager. They believe in promoting from within the pool of talented employees that they have.