Tire Rack Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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4 Ratings
  1. "Great Company, Limited Time Off"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tire Rack full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flex hours Great coworkers Very caring, family like atmosphere Lots of events Excellent wellness program Stocked cafeteria Very stable Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Not enough time off No remote work options

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Competitive Pay, Good Benefits, Flexible Schedule"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Manager in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tire Rack full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Good pay. Solid health benefits and an improved vacation policy for new hires.

    Cons

    Very little to complain about. Been here almost 2 years, and I am very happy with my choice.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for entry level experience. Not good for long-term growth."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing Support in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tire Rack full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are competitive. They pay for your health benefits, however if you want your family on them you have to pay for them. Company match on 401K is very generous. Employee discount is the best perk. Two sets of all season/two sets of winter tires at or below cost per year. Two sets of summer/winter wheels at or below cost per year. Unlimited (within reason) other parts at or below cost. There are lots of events that happen at Tire Rack with employee engagement. Regular profit sharing at the end of the year (very small amount). Owners go all out for end of year party. Unlimited overtime is available to all... often required. Great place to gain entry level purchasing experience. Then move on!

    Cons

    Very dated system for purchasing (AS400). Work processes are extremely manual. Be prepared to work your fingers to the bone! IT department is a joke. Basically just there to limp AS400 through the 21st century... Pay is significantly low! $10k-$15k below market average. In other words you're paying for your own benefits, employee discounts, and then some... I never worked less than 50 hours a week. 10+ hours a day plus occasionally Saturdays. Impossible amount of work when it gets busy (winter time). During busy season I never went home feeling accomplished. BEWARE - office drama is extreme at Tire Rack. Mainly women who live and breathe drama. Management is extremely passive and easily manipulated. There is no room for advancement. No flex-time or incentives for doing extra. Hard workers will be overloaded. Teamwork is not a thing. Unless there is drama behind it.

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  4. "Good benefits, solid job security, average pay and long hours"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tire Rack full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome benefits with no real risk of ever losing your job. It is a really secure company. This is a great “starter” saws job, especially in your 20s.

    Cons

    Super long hours. Nights and weekends. Average pay

  5. "Good Benefits"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Clerk 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tire Rack part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -great full time benefits and competitive pay

    Cons

    -Not the best room for growth

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Web Designer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tire Rack full-time

    Pros

    Company is always expanding, and they offer a lot of in-house giveaways as employee appreciation.

    Cons

    A little static in terms of design and development. Since it's a large corporation, the latest trends in design and development are not always used.

  7. "Online Quality Assurance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tire Rack full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, competitive pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    business practices could use an update. Not a lot of room for advancement.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "HORRIBLE place to work thanks to poor management and greedy owners"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tire Rack full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, made some very good friends, workout room

    Cons

    VERY stressful, lack of proper training, management or others in department always looking for your mistakes or faults, no advancement unless you are family or close friends with owners. RUN!!!!! You will have no YOU or family life, they want you to work even when you are seriously ill

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Worst place I've ever worked."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tire Rack

    Pros

    It's a paycheck - that's about it.

    Cons

    Management - horrible. They seem to think that all employees are interchangeable cogs in their machine. Absolute control freaks about everything - the things that do matter and the things that don't matter at all. Employees were supposed to communicate via email or IM only so that all communications could be monitored and make sure that no conversation was exchanged that was not about work. If you stopped by a coworker's desk for more than a minute or two, the head of marketing would immediately come over and insist to know what was happening. Truly it was like being in high school detention all the time. The level of professionalism was appallingly absent. Employees were not to think for themselves but to only do exactly what was assigned to them. No questions, no thinking, just mindless production.

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  10. "Good Company - No room for advancement"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tire Rack

    Pros

    Tire Rack is a great place to start a career, especially if you don't have a college degree. Everyone is open to sharing their extensive knowledge of their career field and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    You can quickly run out of room to grow. Most of the people working at the Tire Rack have been doing so for years with little financial rewards. There is much advancement to be had unless you are a family member or friend of the family.

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