Working at Advance was a terrible experience that NO ONE should take part in.
They preach in training about how wonderful they treat their employees, while at the same time making you sign papers allowing them to take your hard earned money away from you out of your paychecks if your drawer is short. The company itself brings in a few million dollars every month, whether you lose $20 or $200 they will take every last penny of it from you.
You will NOT get to spend your holidays with your family. But the corporate office people do. (Not fair)
They WILL work you to exhaustion.
They DO NOT work around school schedules. (They give you the days off you need for classes and then work you over 40 hours a week...no time to study or do homework)
They give you a script. You are now their robot. You HAVE to say what they tell you to say or you get written up.
They are write up happy.
They are fire happy.
They WILL NOT pull cameras if you suspect an employee is stealing from your drawer
They have NO paper trail to find errors or mistakes.
They TELL you you made a mistake, they DO NOT prove it to you!
You are no longer a human being capable of making the slightest of mistakes.
If you're a trainee and you're late or your drawer is off, you WILL lose your job immediately.
DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS COMPANY!
They are owned by a money hungry, rich, married couple who hardly have a hand in what takes place in their business.
If you do not like your job with them, they do not care. They tell you to quit because you're just another number to them.
This is a company that is trying to open – more... over 100 locations in the next few years. They're well on their way except they WILL put themselves out of business because all the locations are close to each other putting themselves in competition with themselves. They will no longer have a "busiest store" or "number one store" in their inner rankings.
They're more concerned with opening so many locations that they have terrible supplies in their stores that only work half of the time. Phone lines go down often, their fax machines and scanners rarely send on the first try, their computer system will go down EVERY Friday. Although their "Queen B" of the company will tell you their system is flawless.
If you apply here, good luck. This is all words of experience. You deserve better!!! – less