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You work here, if you want to be a scumbag.
Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAAugust 18, 2017
You don't get paid enough to care. You learn how to cheat tech inspections, hide problems on customer cars, fake repairs and services. Your coworkers don't care, management wants you to be quick about it, why should you care?
Pros
None.
Cons
Poor management, low pay for hard work.
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Bad place to work
Technician (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaAugust 13, 2017
You work open to close you don't get a lunch you don't get a break management has no idea what they're doing. Needs better management upstairs. Have to work extra hard for no good pay.
Pros
Co workers
Cons
Pay sucks and need to get better management for stores
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entry level to start
Tire and Lube Technician (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 11, 2017
his is best place to work, fun, educated, help each other, and well management. pay medial, dental, vision, providing school training, provide free lunch some time, shop party,....
Pros
small shop
Cons
messy
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open to inexperienced individuals
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Daly City, CAApril 13, 2017
Great place to work because management Is very supportive. One of the reasons why I feel Wheel works is so successful is because they teach you anything you want to learn about the business from mechanics to management. Another reason is that they are very open to employing inexperienced individuals.
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Over worked and under paid
Manager of Tire Sales (Current Employee) –  CAApril 13, 2017
Too many hours not enough pay. No work life balance. They expect 150 percent effort with minimal support from the company. Decent job not really a career.
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Fun to gain experience
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CAJanuary 10, 2017
Well works is a nice place to start working if you're looking to work for the automotive industry. However they say it will be easy for you to move up but not everyone gets the same opportunities fairly.
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work/life is not balance.
Manager of Tire Sales (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJanuary 5, 2017
The company is understaffed, therefore the employees are overworked. Although, the work environment is enjoyable due to the co-workers, it can be overwhelming.
Pros
great management at the store level.
Cons
understaffed and under pay.
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it is an ok place to work for
Service Manager/Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAApril 20, 2016
it is open 7 days a week. the pay is pretty low but some of the workers are nice so it kind of makes up for it. I couldn't see this being a long term career job.
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A company that plays with your job.
Journeyman Technician (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CANovember 22, 2015
You end up working long hours at this job that you will never get back. They pay rate always changes and the opportunity for advancement is ridiculous. Management is poor at best, concerns that are made aware of are never addressed. You only have a chance of a raise once a year, and the pay will NEVER be proportionate to the amount of effort given. This is a SHORT TERM JOB, DO NOT GET STUCK. This is not a career job. They don't even properly screen new technicians entering the business, and expect flat-rate mechanics to train hourly workers.
Pros
Big discounts on parts and Bridgestone tires.
Cons
Pay, Hours, Management, Location.
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cars!
Tire Technician/Care Technician (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAJuly 10, 2015
this place is good to learn how to work on cars.change tires.good co-workers and management.its a work out too. always rushing.fast pace all day.
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Clean and well maintained 10 bay shop
Manager of Tire Sales/Service Manager (Current Employee) –  LivermoreMay 25, 2015
A typical work day consists of taking care of customers, working on vehicles, ensuring proper maintenance is done, billing customers out, closing the store.
Pros
New store
Cons
Short breaks, Lack of tools, Understaffed
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Changing tires causes physical exhaustion.
Automotive Technician (Former Employee) –  Newark, CAApril 1, 2015
Fun environment if you like to get dirty. Learn a lot from fellow technicians. 401K plan and insurance for FT employees. Pretty laid back job as everyone works together equally.
Pros
Off around 7:30 latest daily
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Auto Technician (Former Employee) –  San Mateo,CaFebruary 22, 2015
I enjoy working for a company that helps me build my mechanical skills. The managers and employees were awesome to work for
Pros
Keeping busy
Cons
slow days
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Always kept me busy
Sales/Tire tech (Former Employee) –  San Mateo, CASeptember 25, 2014
I loved working for this company. The staff was great and always helpful If I was unsure of something.
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A family oriented Organization
Training Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Dublin,CAApril 4, 2014
A good working environment and challenging position,solving peoples problems and making them safe on the road
Pros
Helping Customers be safe
Cons
To many hours for the pay
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Fun and friendly enviorment
Technician (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 19, 2013
every person that you meet at wheel works is very knowledgeable. Staff has tons of experience.
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Very fun coworkers, everyone did their job.
P/T Tire changer/Maintenance Tech (Former Employee) –  Antioch, CADecember 2, 2013
The workplace was a very fun space to be. My coworkers and I got along with ease and even became friends. We always helped each other with the work load so that someone could go home early. It really felt like another family.
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first mechanic job
Lead Tire Technician (Former Employee) –  Concord, CAApril 16, 2013
This is where i started to work on cars. I made lead tire tech in a couple months. I managed the dept. I had a manager that wanted to teach me how to manage.
Pros
great mentor, good shop
Cons
never could get mere money
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right and left hands on different pages
Service Manager (Former Employee) –  San Bruno, CAMarch 16, 2013
open store in morning shorthanded in back shop on wednsday tire truck shows up with 100+ tires one tech working on cars we have to unload truck and deal with customers
Pros
at district meeting they had coffee and danish
Cons
district staff clueless to day to day functions
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