Manager (Current Employee) – Manassas, VA – January 25, 2013
At Tire Kingdom, there is no such thing as a typical day in the office. The daily challenge of the "unknown" (what you will be required produce on any given day), is part of the excitement. But that excitement is often be met with the lows of frustration, from never being able to plan your day. Dealing with the challenge of not knowing what to expect from day to day has taught me how to master improvisation. It has taught me how to access situations quickly, process the information and execute an effective plan of action within minutes. I believe that you're less likely to make costly mistakes, when you are proactive vs reactive.
Management need more training. Managers receive little to no training and are left far too often, on an island having to make decisions based off of instinct vs training. Decisions that could potentially cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars, should be made based off of training and a support system instead of a hypothesis.
The most enjoyable part of my position, is that it allows me the opportunity to provide someone with the chance to be successful in their career. Everyday, I am in the position to help someone establish and reach goals, as long as they're willing to invest in themselves.
General Service Technician (Former Employee) – Boca Raton, FL – March 8, 2017
My typical day at tire kingdom would start off with me stocking the tire room when the truck would come to make a delivery. After that, I'd go back into the workshop and grab a ticket for the next car that needed work and would proceed as the work order advised. In between cars it was the mechanics job to make sure the shop stayed clean. When it was time to close we'd give the shop a final sweep making sure its clean and make sure everything is locked up and put away in the appropriate place.
Tire Technician/Sales manager (Former Employee) – Port Charlotte, FL – March 4, 2017
very professional work setting and very corporate structured but execution of initial duties not done very well by most employees. it was very hard advancing to the top especially when your'e told your position is no longer needed at your branch there for you are replaceable. other than that it was a great work environment.
Alignment Specialist, Brakes and Suspension (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – February 22, 2017
good place to work, made decent money at times made good friends. Only drawback they opened on sundays. At that time I was single so it didnt matter. But this is where I started my automotive career learned from some good mechanics and good training the company offered.
Dealing with customers for tires or other auto service. Providing customers with best deal. Cleaning customer and employee area. Inventory. The hardest part was when it got really busy and people complained about the wait. The most enjoyable part was the downtime with co-workers.
With working with the company it was very good in the beginning until they lost a lot of employees then they put all the pressure on the employees that were still there.In addition they made us work twice as hard instead of getting employees to help with a duties that was made for 4 people,in which they said there going to hire more people but never did.
Not organized and leaves employees by there self to run shop
Service Manager (Former Employee) – Simpsonville, SC – February 2, 2017
Great place to Work for Learned a lot about Cars and also Myself started as A Car technician and After about a Year moved to Sales there is when I learned a lot of Communication skills eventually made it to Service Manager Before the Comapny Changed Names
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Ormond Beach, FL – January 18, 2017
Daily work isn't the problem. The higher up you move in the company the more likely you are to be fired. Sales people encouraged to tell customers whatever is needed to make a sale. Including pressuring them to put themselves into debt
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Deerfield Beach, FL – January 17, 2017
it was good to work for I just wanted to excel to a better company with better benefits, and the fact that every three month they would move my manager and me to different locations got too expensive with fuel cost.