Not only have I worked at Rent A Center, I have over ten friends and associates who have also worked there in different locations. The conclusion I have come up with not only from my own experience, but their input as well, is not good. Management is okay at best, the work pace can be either at a stand still, or very hectic. The hours can be hectic as well, as well as the psychical work required. In my time there I was regularly required to move couches, refrigerators, and other appliances with either no or very little help. The environment is not good either, the coworker relations left a lot to be desired, and the customer base was typically rude, sometimes downright hostile. I was threatened multiple times in the time I was there. I also now have to go to psychical therapy to recover from the labor intensity, and I'm relatively built to begin with. I would not recommend this job for anyone who wants to actually have a chance at progress, this is a dying company in a dying industry. The benefits are an unfunny joke. There is a co-worker referral program, yet I never got the reward after having taken advantage of the program. The training is awful, I was just given the keys to a large cube truck after watching a five minute outdated video. Take this job as an in-between, but keep looking for something else even after being hired. I wish I could go back and take my own advice and save myself some neck, hip, and back pain.
They give you a (small) pay check for the time you are working
Labor intensive, inconvenient hours, hectic/hostile work environment, no growth opportunity