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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Employer Reviews

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the greatest
Certified Technician (Former Employee), Fairview Heights, ILMarch 13, 2014
My time spent with the company was awesome! The people I worked with were absolutely amazing, and the customers were usually pretty nice. Working here I was able to see different cars and different engine types, which I thought was cool. Considering I didn't know how to change oil before I started. Valvoline is very good at training their employees – more... and offering help to those that need it. One of the best companies I have ever worked for. The hardest part of the job for me was taking off over tightened oil filters. This is coming from a 5'3 120lbs woman. – less
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lower class workplace
Customer Service (Former Employee), Kansas City, KSMarch 10, 2014
Pros: chances to win prizes for sales
Cons: no set schedule, schedule was established according to company needs
A typical day at work involved changing oil, transmission flushes and other tasks to improve the performance of vehicles. And also selling the services as a customer service representative. The store manager would sometimes leave things to me such as making the sale and helping the team perform whichever task the customer purchased. Co-workers were – more... fun and helpful although not all. The hardest part of the job was dealing with some of the co-workers with no supervision. The most enjoyable part the the job was making sales. – less
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Fast pace work place
Sr. technician (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNMarch 8, 2014
Learned lots about changing oil, windshield wipers, and checking fluids in cars.
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ok
Technician (Former Employee), Medina, MNMarch 4, 2014
the job was good to get your feet wet. I would recommend it to anyone trying to get into the field but don't know where to start
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The McDonald's of Oil Changes
Senior Technician (Current Employee), OhioMarch 2, 2014
Pros: great entry level job to build up a resume
Cons: low pay, no breaks, no overtime, become a salesman or get fired
TYPICAL DAY AT WORK: Show up at some time that was randomly assigned to you two only days ago. There's already a line of cars waiting and everyone running around like madmen. The boss tells you to hurry up and get to work even though he knows it will take you 10 minutes to get changed into your uniform, find a supply of clean rags and gloves (because – more... nobody has had time to stop and get things organized), turn your belt sideways because Valvoline says so, and pray a quick prayer that at least some tools are where they should be.
If topside, you'll be told to jump from car to car to car in the middle of tasks because all that matters is the numbers and the CSR wants to make sure his service time is the lowest possible. Then when you forgot where you were on one of them and ask, someone will lecture you about how you should only break at certain points according to SuperPro. Then you'll try to do it that way (again, for the 20th time) until you get yelled at for doing it that way because the CSR is worried about losing his job because of his numbers.
7 hours of that will zoom by and you'll be hungry. You haven't even been able to get a drink of water all day, no breaks at all. Eventually the manager on duty will realize people are supposed to leave soon and nobody has had lunch and it's a violation. Now there will be a mad rush to get everyone their lunch break, and you'll work shorthanded for the remainder of the day. But, at least you'll get 30 minutes to eat a bag of chips and reflect on how great it is to be able to do this for minimum wage.

WHAT YOU LEARNED: Engineers at car companies are fiendishly evil about designing cars to be impossible to maintain at home. The placement of air and oil filters is absurd.
People who buy expensive cars are not smart enough to research maintenance costs. Got a new 7 series BMW? Better throw some $5k rims on there. But there is NO WAY you should have/could have known the oil change would be more expensive than a little Honda beater, is there?
A staggering number of people think that wiper blades with the rubber falling off and the bare metal arm exposed isn't really a problem.
You should always ask for a copy of the printout from the battery tester and verify it was done properly.

MANAGEMENT: They only care about making money. The Vision and Values they talk about is exactly that, talk.

CO-WORKERS: A bunch of over-worked, under-paid people. Laughs will be had most days. You'll probably end up making some real friends.

HARDEST PART OF THE JOB: Being forced to go over all of the recommendations (code for trying to sell stuff) with people who obviously want none of it. It's awkward and makes you feel like one of those annoying support people on the phone who are forced to follow a script no matter what.

MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF THE JOB: Being able to help a customer out and hearing an honest thank you. That, and quitting time :) – less
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Decent entry level job for non-skilled workers
Technician (Current Employee), Cahokia, ILMarch 2, 2014
Valvoline Instant Oil Change is a decent establishment for those looking for a job who have low work experience with vehicles. The job does not pay much but the tasks required are not complex in the slightest. This would be great for high school graduates wanting full-time work. The management team at this company pushes for the advancement of their – more... employees to move up to management levels quick making this a great oopportunity to experience management at a young age. The one major aspect of this business that is not practiced is automotive knowledge. Lack of such basic knowledge hinders the companies image to their customers. Aside from that aspect, management tends to be overbearing and pushy about speed and time while performing oil changes and other services. – less
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great place to work
certified tech (Former Employee), lebanon,tnFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: always covered in oil
general maintnace of vehicles
learned how to change all vehicle fluids
great managment
friendly co-workers
hardest part is when your short staffed
most enjoyable part is when its slow
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got to learn alot about cars
Hood tech/Crew Chief (Former Employee), Rancho Cucamonga, CAFebruary 23, 2014
doing preventative maintenance on cars
how to servive all makes and models of cars
co-workers were fun to work with
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NA
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Riverside, CAFebruary 20, 2014
Work day is ok. Learn to work on cars. management is good. Co-workers are friendly.
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Best Oil Change Shop in Town
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), BradentonFebruary 18, 2014
Pros: flexible schedules, job security
Great place to work. Its like working with family. Very fast paced and demanding at times being one of the most busy stores in the nation.
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Fun place to work with great staff and management
Asst Manager (Former Employee), Wilkes Barre PAFebruary 18, 2014
Learned new skills in preventitive maint. Learned the proper way to schedule employees without conflict
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Greatest Quick Lube!!!
Customer Service Advisor.NYS Inspector.Technician (Former Employee), Canandaigua, NYFebruary 17, 2014
Great atmosphere! Great teammates! Wonderful work environment! All around best place to work at for a quick lube shop!
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Good for young single guy's
Technician (Former Employee), Methuen, MAFebruary 3, 2014
Service between 35-55 cars daily. Learned how to service a lot of different vehicles. Most of my co-workers were alot younger so communicating was a challenge.
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Fun Job
Customer Service Adviser (Former Employee), Bloomington, MNJanuary 31, 2014
Pros: fun people
Cons: hard time fitting in.
I liked working hear a lot. My co workers very quickly became good friends of mine. Personally, I had a difficult time being a female in this industry, which I think tainted my view on the company a little bit.
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fun and busy
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), Manchester, NHJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: days flew by
Cons: rude customers
worked with cool people managed ok
hardest part of the job was rude customers
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not so good
Lube Tech (Former Employee), Lansing, MIJanuary 30, 2014
i went in changed in my valvoline cloths then pretty much get bossed around a push by other employees
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ehh.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Mahopac, NYJanuary 22, 2014
would not recommend working here if u wanna do so much work for very little money
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Work place is great to learn about cars and sales.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Riverside, CAJanuary 22, 2014
To start the day off we open and help the first customers that arrive to the work place and service there car. Manage people make sure people are following procedures of the work place. Everyone is a team player and if anyone needs help we all help each other. On down time we clean and make sure we clean and organize the shop. Management helps and explains – more... any changes or if anybody needs help with anything. – less
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Productive, Fast paced and enjoyable..
Technician (Current Employee), West Hartford, CTJanuary 20, 2014
A typical day consist of good customer service and general oil changing services. Everything Valvoline has taught me were things I already learned at school at Porter and Chester Institute. The management can be a little better at this particular location. The hardest part of this job is being acknowledged for the exceptional work performed by an employee – more... from management. The most enjoyable part of the job for me is the mechanical work along with the smile and thanks from a customer when finished. – less
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Productive work place
Technician (Former Employee), Bradenton, FLJanuary 20, 2014
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people i worked with. They were very friendly and professional.

About Valvoline Instant Oil Change

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