Rent-A-Center Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Rent-A-Center Inc.

How the smoke and mirrors work!

Ok so I used to work in the Baton Rouge La district and I want to let you know how RAC puffs up those numbers to look good. We will have a "sales event" that is letting customers start a new rental for just $10 down. That will make their due date... —  read more 

Get whatever you want at Rent A Center

If you don't like the way that RAC makes you pay your bill, or you just want something free, call the 1800 and complain. Better yet give a bad score on the VOC and you can get whatever you want. Want a month a free time, granted...only have $50 to... —  read more 

Skip/stolen only 3.2%?

I don't understand how skip/stolen was 3.2% this quarter vs last year 3.1% if online (i think this is riskier) was up 38%. Any thoughts?

Best quarter ever

All this negativity and that release says we're doing great. We're turning around a corner so let's stop the negativity

Don’t let it happen to you

So yesterday I was demoted from a DM yo store manager even though I was producing numbers and trending positive. Wanna know why? Be one of my coworkers requested a work accommodation. I am now working under the DM I trained. Watch out cause snakes... —  read more 

part time?

After we went to six months same as cash, we got a bump but now things are slowing down. Do you think corporate would go back to using part-time? Some of us are worried how things (hours, etc.) could change if this keeps going.

Another department bites the dust

Just heard that everyone in another department will be let go soon. The people at the very top really dont care about you as it they will continue to cut down the n headcount to make their numbers. Better start using your PTO and vacay days as I... —  read more 

Which Rent-a-Center Locations Are closing

When are they closing locations and what locations are on the chopping block. I'd like to find: location number of people laid off dates for closure reasons for closure the plans for leases and real estate Anyone has more info on what locations are... —  read more 

RAC Repairs

Does anyone know what company is doing all the repairs for RAC after they closed all of the repair centers?

New and improved rac

First test for new and improved rac, can they hit credit on Easter weekend (the right way)or will they not improve the lives of their customers and coworkers? Aarons get ready for some new customers!

Outsider's Perspective

It's been interesting reading the messages on this board and I sincerely hope either things turn around or you can find a better opportunity. I'm neither long nor short the stock, and came across the company while reading about the Vintage deal so I... —  read more 

What is the secret?

Success can be had in this business if you do it the right way. The right way is usually ignoring what upper management says and to do it the way you would had you owned the store. I have had many years of success and have given myself and my... —  read more 

Future Plan

I know there's been a lot of negativity lately, and for good reason. My store is doing okay, but I have my concerns. I guess for the company overall, the majority of costs that can be cut have already been cut. I think. I don't know how many stores... —  read more 

MAYday, change is approaching.

Can't really say much about whats going to happen in may, saw a comment on here mentioning it and decided to raise awereness of something really bad coming down the pipeline to everyone... Reason? Well it's high up the ladder. The Big guys read these... —  read more 

RDs and DMs

They cheat to hit the numbers. You know how this ends.

Hearing news?

Any word on the hearing today? Some are worried about job if Vintage wins.

What the REAL problem is.

I was a store manager for several years, and let me tell you, I've seen it all. Yelling matches in SM meetings, whole stores quitting at once, fake D's, and stores faxing 20-30 extension requests to hit numbers. I was there when high touch was phased... —  read more 

DMs are paid way to much and do way to little!!

Ok so everyone needs a form of management but for DMS to have 9-10 stores that they really do not contribute true success to instead just an email or text to pressure stores to produce numbers that were obtainable a few years ago seems like a waste... —  read more 


Anyone get their PTW win taken from them? Hang the carrot out there then say, "oh we changed it but didn't tell anyone." —  read more 

It happened

80 DM's let go today from info I got with a realignment along with it

The dispute continues

Stores need managers

I am not with the company so I can give an honest perspective. The locations would not operate well without layers of management. The shrink would be through the roof, customers would not be serviced properly and there would constant infighting... —  read more 

Management encourages the cut-throat environment

While I generally agree that the management is distant from the employee base, I can’t buy the story that they are unfamiliar with the toxic culture and cut-throat atmosphere within the stores. In fact, I think they are encouraging this behavior... —  read more 

Stay away if you can!

Don’t make the same mistake I made. Rent-A-Center will promise you the moon and tell you everything you want to hear to get you in the door and none of it will turn out to be true. And there is zero use in complaining. Not to mention, the customers... —  read more 

Nowhere to go but up

When you can’t decide whether you’re more afraid off layoffs or you are secretly hoping you would be cut, then you know you're not working in a good place. I don’t know how is it going for the management bigshots but for the store-level employees... —  read more 

Any closings recently?

It's been a while since I've last heard about a location closing. While I know that would usually be considered good news, I'm starting to worry that this might be the calm before the storm. Am I worrying for nothing? I know everything points to us... —  read more 

We need more, not fewer employees

I honestly don't understand how Rent-A-Center can even consider more layoffs - at least on the store level - when we are severely understaffed as it is. We are expected to do daily 12-hour shifts due to this, which means that if you work here you can... —  read more 

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