Service King is a good environment. Mostly positive people and well managed. Not a whole lot dedicated to teaching or training. So if you are an experienced pro you will love it. If you are starting out, not really the best.
Body Technician (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – November 14, 2017
Started off here making a killing, but after 2 months it has all fallen apart. Manager does not have a basic knowledge of interpersonal skills nor does she display any inkling of processes involved in proper repairs, completely disregarding simple logic and adhering to policies designed to give a facade of decent work which any journeyman could spot at 55 mph with one eye shut looking the other way. I hope my paycheck gets back to normal soon so at least i can sell my soul for a good price.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Tennessee – September 21, 2017
When I started it was fun, great atmosphere and good pay. Advancement came quick. Then upper management started to change and micro management started. It became more about the almighty dollar and less and less about the employees. Great place work if you like long hours, low pay and high pressure.
bodytech (Former Employee) – Oldsmar, FL – August 31, 2017
I've been reading through the other reviews on Service King and see a lot of downside. Most of them seem to be from the Midwest, I worked at a Florida store and can honestly say I enjoyed it. $100.000 plus per year and excellent vacation time let me live a good life and I was home home by 5:00 every day. The upper management team was very upfront and friendly and seemed to have a good balance of company and employee dedication. There was room for advancement but I decided to take a different path.
Frame body tech (Former Employee) – Ohio – August 29, 2017
Dont get old. Management will force you out the door. Boss will tell you privately that you are old and slow. Gutless!!! Hired someone to work in my stall but didnt have the guts to tell me while forcing me out.
Auto Body Technician (Current Employee) – Romeoville, IL – August 27, 2017
I have been in auto body most of my life. At this location, did not find ability to improve myself or my career. Stressful situations with manager. Lack of direction creates some challenging days at work.
Service Advisor (Former Employee) – Redmond, WA – August 7, 2017
Tell you everything you want to hear and don't come through. They will invest time in the beginning but don't follow through when you need them months later. HR never returns calls and will leave you hanging.
Industrial Painter/Sandblaster (Former Employee) – Stroud, OK – July 30, 2017
i really dont have much to say for this company, they have terrible managment, no compasion, put me through two lay offs in less than 2yrs. then called me back just to lay me off again after one month. i would not recomment this company to anyone looking for a place to retire. but good money and benefits while it lasts. There really isnt any hard part to the job, i love to paint, and i really miss it, but hard to find a good company to retire with. The most enjoyable part of the job is looking at the finished product and knowing i did my best.
Collision Repair Technician (Former Employee) – Chicago area south suburbs – May 5, 2017
Work more and make less is the service king way. Do you like to wait 3-5 days for parts? Like working without proper materials and equipment to do your job? Do you enjoy working for free? Do you like empty promises and blatent lies from management? Do you hate making money and consistent work? Then service king is the place for you!
Free air and bathrooms
Lies, inconsistent work flow, disappointing paychecks
Estimator/gm (Former Employee) – Chicago – May 3, 2017
Your family will pay the price, they think requiring workers 60 hours a week with no pay is OK. Repairs are not for quality or whats right, its only driven by whats most profit for company. Brand new 2017 cars all bondo and bumpers that should not be repaired to make profit goals. If you like 300 paychecks work for walmart much less stress.
Poorly run shops with a very high turnover rate for employees. Work load is very sporadic as the company cannot keep any body men for any length of time.this company is a slave to the insurance companies and uses questionable repair practices.shops are Micro Managed therefore all that matters is the numbers