I loved working here. As just a GST, I was able to perform more advanced repairs based on my knowledge. Co-workers always lend a hand when asked. This was 2 years ago on an hourly and flat rate combination. Slow days really hurt and I was lucky if my paycheck broke even with child care costs. I'm told the pay has changed to hourly only, but it's still pretty low and still no overtime. This is a good job for people just getting out of high school and still living with their parents (like a majority of the jobs out there). Pep Boys still pays a bit better than a lot of the entry level automotive jobs out there, but it's still not enough to pay the bills. If you're trying to support anyone besides yourself, keep looking. If not, this is a good company to start a mechanic career.
Work environment, good incentives for advancement, impacts provided, uniforms.
Pay, appointment scheduling system, periods of empty bays.