General Service Technician (Former Employee) – Germantown, MD – July 13, 2017
Hectic work environment but i learned a lot about the automotive industry. Coworkers were helpful and good teachers when i needed them but the mechanics and the front desk had a strained relationship because of our two managers.
Product Manager, Tires & Wheels (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 12, 2017
Pep boys has great potential in the industry but has never been able to convert its strength into a success. This organization has gone through several management changes which has also impacted the organization.
All the employees and coworkers were cool however poor management and not enough employees to cover the department. No breaks working steady 10 hour days while other stores in the district had drivers work half days rather then full. No tips were given by any of the commercial accounts delivered to and management sucked at working with my availability due to me having another job. The pay was poor and I was terminated for being scheduled on a day I wasn’t available and not showing up for a shift.
It is an stress place to work there as a part time mechanic.
Tire Installer (Former Employee) – Monrovia, CA – October 6, 2017
It is sometimes a stressful place to work at most of the time as an part time mechanic.They did not put me inside the store as for a retail position..They had immediately canceled the position. without putting me inside the store to work for an retail.
Most workers don't work together. The store manager is lazy all he does is just sit and make everyone else do his work. Some of the other workers don't help out when you are busy but only two other workers helps out when in need.
Lazy workers, poor management, lack of communication
Overstock (Current Employee) – Mesquite, TX – October 5, 2017
It is a fun job its not hard. Mostly everyone there are friendly and they seem to care. They are not afraid to talk and crack jokes with you. The bosses are chilled as long as you are doing your job. They actually know that you are a human and human go throw things. They for the most point try to work with you when you are going throw things.
Automotive Technician (Former Employee) – Yucaipa, CA – October 4, 2017
It was nice to work for a company that focused on its customers. When I was first hired on my manager gave me the choice of which shift I wanted and was very easy to work for. However the pay is for someone single or just starting out. Not a mid level career.
Work hard. Play hard. Mostly work hard. You will gain plenty of experience but also thrown to the wolves. If you don't have common sense and basic knowledge of vehicles then you shouldn't work here. If the only thing you can do is change oil.. go to a quick lube place or you'll be finding a new job.
Head Cashier (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA ( went out of buisness ) – October 2, 2017
If you like working on cars and have knowlage of cars it's a great place to wrk discounted auto parts..that was a plus and understanding s little more of how the cars work..the service department was awsome