Difficult and unenjoyable
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 26 March 2018
Working at Valet Car Wash was extremely trying. Upper Management does not care about individual employees and does not attempt to hide this fact. They pay pennies above minimum wage, yet the customers' tips are "shared" and they throw peanuts for promotions, which are rare and difficult to obtain. The schedule is often released hours before being used, and all employees are essentially on call for every shift, leading to difficult time management. They have a tendency to overwork their best employees while giving noticeably fewer hours to "worse" and newer employees, leading to an average turnover rate of two weeks. The job is complicated and requires a lot of attention, despite some workdays lasting 8-10 hours, during the summer. By far the best part of the job is the coworkers, and floor managers, which form a tight-knit community. however, closing the store can often take up to two hours after close, especially with smaller crews. Any attempts upper management has made to try and improve employee experience have been laughable at best, and actually detrimental at worst. This job affected me so much it seriously impacted my mental health, and I would only suggest working at Valet Car Wash if you are out of options.
Employee camaraderie, floor managers tend to care
Poor job security, salary, work environment, employee experience, and upper management