High Work load for little pay
Firestone Complete Auto Care Mechanic (Current Employee) – Citrus Heights, CA – August 15, 2018
Was labeled as a maintenance tech at hire but told I was about b tech level at interview, which I am. Pay is 12.50 per hour for ALL technicians in the shop regardless of position. Flag rate pay does change with level, but not much. the Highest level tech we have in our shop is paid at 16.50 an hour flag rate to do Diagnostics, Engine work, and A/C systems. Everyone in the shop does Tires and oil changes, but everyone also does everything else up to diagnostics excluding A/C work. They are EXTREMELY hesitant to give raises to anyone at all. I have yet to be put on flag rate and have taken a huge pay cut here from the pay at previous employers all because they say that you will get on their flat rate. even when on flat rate, the pay doesn't go up that much, and everyone in the shop relies solely on overtime to get paid.
Super cool guys to work with, and very fun environment
Garbage pay, Overloaded with work, Always short handed on staff