My shop I work for is not so bad, however the higher management needs much improvement. The store buildings are falling apart such as the drywall is crumbling down, the outside walls are in desperate need of painting, and the equipment is never repaired as requested. A typical day at work is usually slow and now the employees hours are being cut so productivity is thinning each day.
i drive thirty minutes one way, my checks are getting less and less each pay period.
Grab an air matress and plan to sleep on the streets
Store Manager/ Assistant Manager/ Technician (Former Employee) – New Jersey – May 14, 2016
This company is one of the worst companies I have ever worked for. You give your life to this place you miss everything with your family and yet it's still not good enough. They make you work 60 plus hours every week for NO money and you get nothing for it. You get NO SICK DAYS so forget it if you are vomiting all day you still have to go in. Even if your in the hospital their first contact is "when are you going back you can't be out." You get NO TIME OFF, this job is seriously the worst of its kind. I would tate this a 0 but I had to give it at least a star.
Um....you can have access to the lifts for your personal car once in a blue moon
No break, 60+ hours a week, no weekends off, no sick time, horrible management
Technician (Former Employee) – Coventry, RI – April 27, 2016
Management is a joke. They only care about how many oil changes you do and that is bad considering you are paid by commission on what you sell. Long hours (open to close) 6 days a week. The location was terrible and our customers were the snobs who thought having a BJ's card (contract between Monro and BJ's which didn't last long) gave them the almighty power of God and not have to wait for their car to be brought in.
You have a job
No breaks, poor management, no outside life, terrible customers
Worker bee (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – February 9, 2016
The management really needs to pull really hard on their ears until they hear a pop, then their collective heads, should be out of their exhaust port. You can make money here but it comes at the cost of home life. Or until someone decides you're too costly then they give work to the less than skilled hacks
If you have no life this is the place for you. Or you start drinking heavy.
Maybe drinking is the way most of them actually handle it.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Kettering, OH – January 7, 2016
If you have a family that you wish to see at some point in your existence then i would steer you towards another place of employment. Getting overtime actually hurts your paycheck in the long run and can cause your "guaranteed" rate to drop, which can go all the way down to minimum wage. Most days I was scheduled in at 7:30 am and would work until between 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. They give you only one half hour break to eat lunch and tell you you can't take it a lot of the time. The pay scale is sub-par for the Automotive technician field, starting around $11 per hour and that is for techs with certifications. Overall just a bad work experience, and an extremely high turn over rate so expect to be short handed in the shop most of the time.
auto mechainc (Former Employee) – york,pa – October 21, 2015
things start off very laid back and slow when really much work and things need to be done. then thru out the day as the day get busier people r overwhelmed and rushing and trying to get things done as fast as possible not double checking certain vehicle safety recommendations and etc. management is very poor but then is turn around as the mechanics aren't doing there jobs like they should. lots of broken and half put together things..very unsafe work environment
not enough care or management skills at all.
some free lunches. no breaks
5mins break for smoking only and unclean lunch room.
Service Technician/Certified CT Emissions Expert (Current Employee) – Monroe, CT – March 6, 2015
A typical work day for me at Monroe brake/muffler is doing a lot of oil changes and emission testing. There is on most occasions that I have no work at all. So to sum it all up theres not a lot of challenging work and steady work flow, which is why im looking for new opportunities as a mechanic.
Technician (Former Employee) – Harrisonburg, VA – November 26, 2014
No time with family. No training. No time off. They pay is the worst. Sheets starts out more. As for raises you can forget it. Management is the absolute pits. They will lie to you. They will cheat you. My advice is never work for them.
rare to get a lunch. pay is horrible. management is the pits.
Mechanic (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – September 2, 2014
-The work is challenging and interesting. Everyday i'm learning something new which keeps the job interesting, using new tools and equipment, discussing and explaining to customers, and diagnosing and troubleshooting. -The management and co-workers are all hard working and look out for each other. We all work and assist each other to work to the same goals. The management always makes sure we have what we need, such as pay, time off, and shop supplies. -the job is fun, but challenging. Sometimes you have unexpected problems or malfunctions that u have to over come to accomplish the task. Situations such as that are the hardest part of the job, which is why there my favorite.
manager (Former Employee) – ct – September 2, 2014
U work 70 to 80 hours a week oh and if u work pfp (paid for performance) and get paid an extra 1/2 a percent oh boy. Pay is a joke. Hours are long forget about having a family cause managers are expected to be there from 7:30 to 7 every day. U get 3 holidays off are year BigDeal. Upper management is a joke, they come around once a month and break balls. Benefits are horrible. Oh and if u want to work with the dumbest retards on the planet cause monro hires anyone with a heartbeat then ur in luck. And every buddy works on comission so ges where thst leads. This company is A JOKE.
long hours, no pay, no holidays, high pressure, horrible benefits
automotive technician (Current Employee) – Pottsville, PA – May 24, 2012
when i started everything was ok, but after the first month my hours got cut, because there is not enough business. the pay was already lousy. i think im actually losing money working there because i have to drive 30 minutes to get to work. Currently looking for another job so I can pay my student loans and other bills. This job is a joke!
not enough hours, pay is bad, not readily willing to help