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Pros
  • "company starts off with great pay and offers great benefits" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Good pay good benefits staff is nice at some stores" (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "The store is open 24/7 therefore some of the hours may be undesirable" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Hard to have a work/life balance" (in 12 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

"Don't Be Fooled"

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Former Employee - Corporate Office in Nashville, TN (US)
Former Employee - Corporate Office in Nashville, TN (US)
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Advance Financial full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Nice pay for recent graduates.

Cons

Family owned business and all the covert meanings you can imagine. Sometimes overtly in a very unprofessional manner. Don't be fooled by these reviews. All employees are strongly suggested to write reviews while someone in training observes and one is a family member of the owner. This is a high rate interest loan that caters to the poor who have nowhere else to go. Yes, that means that they provide a service, but at very high cost. Two family members of the owners, in particular, can basically tell anyone there what to do despite the department they are in.

Advice to Management

Surrender to a management company and family owners and family employees stay at home. Don't overstate your numbers of hires. Your 1,000+++ employees are mainly due to turnover. Mike, start speaking to your employees. It would be nice if you were introduced to the new hire class. After that, be decent enough to speak when you are walking around the building. Additionally, stop parking in the spots that you threaten everyone else with a tow. Tina walks from wherever she parks. Please do the same.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great for advancement, not much work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Nashville, TN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. If you work hard and are a valuable employee, there are so many ways to move up either into management or into the corporate office. Just know this can take years, but definitely is possible!
    2. I liked my manager and upper management.
    3. The company pays you to volunteer for 40 hours in the year. They do care about charity work.
    4. The starting pay is great. Ask for the maximum.

    Cons

    1. The insurance is free, but it isn't that great. Very high deductible.
    2. 24/7 means, 24/7. You will have to work some holidays, and even as a daytime teller will have to work til 11pm or midnight. Depending on your manager, all your shifts may be like that.
    3. I found that the company was nit-picky over being a couple minutes late sometimes, but employees who called out continuously were not punished or held accountable.
    4. Some days you work at 7 am to 4 pm, sometimes you work 3:30 pm to midnight. Hard to have a work/life balance.
    5. This kind of establishment attracts a rough crowd regardless of location. Yes, you are safe behind the safety glass - doesn't mean creeps do not constantly come in or act weird.
    6. Not a bad job if you don't mind working all the time and don't have much happening outside of work. Also worth it if you plan to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Close on holidays. Hard to promote yourselves for instilling a work/life balance when you are open every holiday and make employees work.

    Offer more vacation days.

    This is not a traditional retail job. Stores should be able to give employees set schedules, and let employees trade shifts.


  2. "24/7"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbia, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbia, TN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    company starts off with great pay and offers great benefits. No college degree required

    Cons

    does not have set schedule. will be expected to work any and all shifts

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better

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