Who We Are

Check out the Badge Tabs above to learn more about Batteries Plus Bulbs' Badges - Fun, Extreme Perks, Corporate Responsibility, Flextime, Green DNA, and Career Development!

Batteries Plus Bulbs has grown from a single store in Green Bay, WI in 1988 to become the nation’s largest-growing battery and light bulb franchise. Our success can only be attributed to the efforts of our hard-working team members over the years.

With hundreds of locations throughout the country and in Puerto Rico, and growing every day, we have numerous employment opportunities at our corporate locations, distribution center and numerous stores. 

Find the department or specialty that fits you. Our Corporate locations (our headquarters in Hartland, WI and our sales office in Atlanta, GA) offer a variety of career opportunities in various departments, including, but not limited to: Accounting, Business-to-Business, Franchise Sales, Human Resources, IT, Training, Category & Product Management, Marketing and Field Support.

Our distribution center is home to all of our battery and light bulb products. It is our inventory and shipping life-line, making sure products are available and shipped on time and in good condition to our stores and customers.

Our stores offer national brands and exceptional value. Stocking hard-to-find batteries and light bulbs is our specialty. Our expansive product line, knowledge and customer service differentiate us from the competition. Both company and franchise-owned store employees are our direct line of communication to our customers. They help us generate sales and are a major part of our success.

Our Philosophy

At Batteries Plus Bulbs, we’re confident, but we think it is important to be HUMBLE, also. These are the values that we adhere to:

·  Hard working – We work until the job is done, making sure to meet critical deadlines

·  Urgent – We get the work done when it needs to be done, in a fast and efficient manner

·  Mutually-accountable – We understand that we are a team and as such, are responsible for each other

·  Brand Builders – We give a face to the name of our brand and work to consistently achieve established brand standards

·  Loyal – We are devoted to our company, our products, our strategies and most importantly, our customers

·  Excellent Executers – We carry out each process from start to finish, never settling for less than exemplary

We are passionate about what we do, and we have fun in the process. As sales continue to grow, so do the bonds in our company. A business-casual environment, Batteries Plus Bulbs encourages open communication and an enjoyable workplace. There are always opportunities for both personal and professional development.

Headquarters

1325 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland WI, 53029

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Employee Testimonials

Paul– Quality Assurance Engineer “Over the past 20 years, it has been amazing to watch and participate in the evolution of Batteries Plus. It has been a learning experience to observe the dynamic technology of the battery market.“

Cheryl - Media Planner/Buyer “I really like working at Batteries Plus because you get the total brand experience no matter what your position. Because of this “full immersion” into the brand, my husband and I are even discussing opening our own store as franchisees someday.” 

Joe - Assistant Store Manager "I like that performance is recognized here at Batteries Plus. Hard work and execution are very often rewarded with career advancement opportunities and true appreciation."

Joann - National Accounts Coordinator “I love the fact I get to come in every day and work with a diverse group of people from around the country. They teach me something new every day.”

Jessica - Web Content Writer “Batteries Plus has given me more confidence in myself and in my work.”

Jason – National Accounts Support Supervisor “Batteries Plus offers a fast-paced and rewarding work environment in a growing industry. In addition, there always seems to be opportunities for personal growth and development.”


News & Press

Batteries Plus Franchise Ranked in Top 20 of the 100 'Best of the Best'

What Do Franchisees Want?

Franchise Expo Reflects Renewed Optimism for Industry Growth

Batteries Plus Building Northeast Presence 

Batteries Plus | CNBC


Awards

Franchise Business Review Top 50 List

Ranked as the #1 Retail Battery Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and AllBusiness.com

Fun

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A word from Batteries Plus Bulbs:

“Part of working hard means creating a comfortable and fun atmosphere for our employees to enjoy their jobs on a daily basis. We offer a business-casual dress code with jeans optional. We also encourage team spirt when it comes to supporting our favorite local and national teams by wearing appropriate sports apparel and hosting games with snacks and a big-screen TV in our Happy Room. Employees have the option to work on their laptops while eating and viewing a major sporting event, like the World Cup or March Madness. Sometimes we have ice cream on a summer afternoon just for fun, too! Other than that, we frequently hold meetings outside on beautiful sunny days, and we schedule occasional outings for our employees to get together and have fun outside of the office.”

Batteries Plus Bulbs offers the following services and amenities that help with employees' day-to-day non-work needs:

  • On-site dry cleaning - headquarters location
  • Farmer's market - some locations

At some locations, the following amenities are offered to employees who are parents to make their lives easier:

  • Private space for nursing mothers
  • Participation in Bring Your Child to Work Day
  • Openness for children to be at the workplace occasionally - headquarters location
  • Family centered events/celebrations

Batteries Plus Bulbs offers the following programs and services to promote employee health and wellness:

  • Nutritional advice
  • Weight management classes
  • Wellness education programs
  • Wellness competitions
  • Areas for sports activity (basketball or tennis courts) - some locations
  • Biking or hiking trails nearby - headquarters location
  • Voluntary health testing (biometrics, health risks)
  • Reduced insurance premium for participation in wellness programs
  • Cash awards for exceeding wellness program criteria
  • On-site flue shot and biometric screening for employees and spouses

The following on-site areas and services are available to all employees:

  • Kitchen
  • Catered lunches - some locations
  • "Happy Room" where individuals and teams can gather for lunch, coffee, meetings or celebrations - headquarters location
  • Substantial library collation - resources can be borrowed for an extended period of time at no cost - headquarters location
  • Quality Lab with a basketball pop and foosball table for use during lunch hours - headquarters location

The following community building activities are available for employees at some locations:

  • Company sponsored social gatherings
  • Holiday parties
  • Company blood drive - headquarters location
  • Volunteer events

The following community building activities are available for employees at all locations:

  • Birthday recognition
  • Work anniversary recognition
  • Goal achievement celebrations
  • Shared special events/sport tickets
  • Raffles for Green Bay Packers tickets and gear

The following community building activities are available for employees at the headquarters location:

  • Silent auction and bake sale fundraisers
  • Halloween costume day
  • Chilli cook-off
  • Celebrations around holidays and special events such as Brewer's opening day, Halloween, St. Patty's Day, Cinco de Mayo, and more.

Batteries Plus Bulbs offers the following eco-conscious options for employees:

  • Bike parking
  • Access to public transportation

Employees have the opportunity to participate in the following:

  • Personal music choices - some locations
  • Access to personal social media - some locations
  • Walking / outdoor meetings - some locations
  • Discounts on company products
  • Company coordinated discount programs with partner companies
  • Performance contests with prizes - some locations
  • Free parking

 

Extreme Perks

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Batteries Plus Bulbs pays for 70% or more of the individual health insurance benefits for full-time employees who are eligible for this benefit. Part-time and flex-time employees (less than 32 hours per week) are also offered full-time health care benefits.

Full-time employees are offered a partial match to their Employee Retirement Plan, 401(k) pension or profit sharing prior to one year of employment.

  • Employees are automatically enrolled into the 401K at first open enrollment after six months of employment.
  • Batteries Plus Bulbs matches 100% of the first 1% of employee deferrals and 50% of the next 5%. 

The following benefits are available to full-time employees with at least one year longevity at Batteries Plus Bulbs:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Insurance Spending Account (HSA)
  • Company contribution to FSA or HSA
  • Life insurance for employees
  • Life insurance for employee's family
  • Business travel insurance
  • Voluntary critical illness and accident plans

Batteries Plus Bulbs offers more than 24 days of paid personal time-off (PTO) for employees with more than 1 year of employment. PTO includes vacation days, sick days, personal days, holidays, and encompasses time off for ill dependents.

The following creative time-off opportunities are available:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Paid time-off to volunteer
  • Unpaid time-off to volunteer

Batteries Plus Bulbs has numerous pre-approved volunteer activities, including:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Junior Achievement
  • Presenting and teaching at local colleges
  • Fundraising walks
  • Blood drive sponsorship

The following incentives or incentive programs are available to some employees:

  • Tuition reimbursement
    • Full-time employees eligible after six months of employment
    • Part-time employees eligible after 90 days of employment
  • Housing reimbursement
  • Company car
  • Availability of fitness or weight-loss coaching programs (Retrofit, Weight Watchers)
  • Subsidized fitness or weight-loss coaching programs (Retrofit, Weight Watchers)
  • Free meals
  • Company product discounts for employees
  • Discounts for other services and products for employees
  • Profit sharing
  • Relocation reimbursement
  • Paid Legal Services Program
  • Personal finance assistance coaching
  • Company paid uniforms for store employees

In addition to these awesome perks, Batteries Plus Bulbs offers:

  • Voluntary health testing
  • Wellness competitions
  • Raffles for sports teams' paraphernalia and tickets

 

Corporate Responsibility

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Batteries Plus Bulbs defines and shares their commitment to corporate and social responsibility, philanthropy, ethics, integrity and values.

 

At Batteries Plus Bulbs, we’re confident, but we think it is important to be HUMBLE. These are the values Batteries Plus lives by:

·  Hard working – We work until the job is done, making sure to meet critical deadlines

·  Urgent – We get the work done when it needs to be done, in a fast and efficient manner

·  Mutually-accountable – We understand that we are a team and as such, are responsible for each other

·  Brand Builders – We give a face to the name of our brand and work to consistently achieve established brand standards

·  Loyal – We are devoted to our company, our products, our strategies and most importantly, our customers

·  Excellent Executers – We carry out each process from start to finish, never settling for less than exemplary

Batteries Plus Bulbs is passionate about what we do, and we have fun in the process. As sales continue to grow, so do the bonds in our company. A business-casual environment, Batteries Plus Bulbs encourages open communication and an enjoyable workplace. There are always opportunities for both personal and professional development.

 

Batteries Plus Bulbs is committed to the following in all locations and franchises:

  • Care and development of employees
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Green practices

As part of the wellness focus, the company provides classes and experts to help individuals manage their personal financial wellness. Batteries Plus Bulbs is also committed to recycling spent batteries and light bulbs as a means to reduce landfills, stop harmful chemicals from contaminating soil or water, and preserve the environment by decreasing the need for new raw materials.

The following reporting practices are used by Batteries Plus Bulbs to measure commitments and achievements relating to their mission and values:

  • Quantifiable goals are documented
  • Goals are clearly described to employees
  • Goal-achieving activities are documented
  • Employees are trained on goals measurement
  • Year-over-year results are measured
  • Board of Directors or other governing body reviews goals and results
  • Employee Performance Management measures employee performance related to goals

Employees receive documented annual and mid-year evaluations that focus on "look back" performance and "look forward" goal setting. Store sales are displayed, communicated and trained on a regular basis. All associates are informed of the goals met. Distribution center associates know the pick, pack and ship metrics to ensure efficiency.

Batteries Plus Bulbs' products and services have a direct positive contribution to the company's socially responsible efforts by offering the following options:

  • Recycle program for batteries
  • Acceptance of products not sold in stores for the purpose of recycling
  • Recycling of light bulbs and batteries for other stores

The following documents are available to all employees:

  • Employee handbook
  • Inclusion or discrimination policy
  • Harassment policy

Batteries Plus Bulbs offers all employees at least living wage of $8.00 - $14.00 according to the US Living Wage Guide.

Batteries Plus Bulbs offers a published process for employees to offer suggestions and recommendations:

  • Formal program to submit, with review and recognition

Batteries Plus Bulbs designates the following for donation to a charity:

  • Up to 3 percent of sales or profits
  • Batteries for smoke detection for Fire Prevention Week
  • Batteries for gifts for Children's Hospital and other charitable events and groups

Employees are encouraged to volunteer and participate outside of work hours in the following community service events:

  • Donation of supplies for Salvation Army Backpack Event
  • Donation of toys and gifts for Salvation Army Angel Tags
  • Donation of money or walkers in Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk

Employees or an employee committee determines all or part of the company's time, talent, and financial contributions.

  • A cross-functional group named the Plus Panel

Batteries Plus Bulbs warranty plan is fully disclosed on the company website.

Batteries Plus Bulbs monitors customer satisfaction in the following ways:

  • Written methodology to survey customers
  • Process and operations are adjusted based on customer feedback
  • Customer care email and call center
  • Online customer feedback
  • Secret shopper program

 

Flextime

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Batteries Plus Bulbs offers the following non-traditional work arrangements for their employees:

  • Temporary work assignments
  • Seasonal work (summer, holiday)
  • Paid internships
  • Post retirement work

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he following scheduling options are available to hourly (non-salaried) employees on a case-by-case basis:

  • Choose beginning and end hours (9am-5pm vs. 8am-4pm)
  • Choose the number of hours in a day (5 8-hour days vs. 4 10-hour days)
  • Change from full-time to part-time without losing position or level
  • Decide which shift they work
    • All distribution center employees have 3 shifts to choose from
  • Take time off during the workday to attend to family responsibilities
  • Control the amount of overtime they work

The following scheduling options are available to all hourly (non-salaried) employees:

  • Work a reduced schedule during part of the year
  • Choose break times for rest and meals
  • Work a guaranteed minimum number of hours a week

Most hourly associates know their schedule at least 4 weeks in advance.

The following work scheduling options are available to salaried employees on a case-by-case basis:

  • Allow salaried employees to work a part-time schedule
  • Choose the number of hours in a day (5 8-hour days vs. 4 10-hour days)
  • Work a reduced schedule during part of the year
  • Change from full-time to part-time without losing position or level
  • Work from home regularly
  • Resources are provided to remote employees
  • Work from an alternative location to accommodate a family responsibility 

The following scheduling options are available to all salaried employees at Batteries Plus Bulbs:

  • Choose the beginning and end hours (9am-5pm vs. 8am-4pm)
  • Work from home occasionally

The following technologies are offered to employees to facilitate flexibility in the workplace:

  • Company subsidized smartphone
  • Video conferencing
  • Remote access to organizational computer system
  • Company provided laptops/tablet computers - corporate employees only

Batteries Plus Bulbs offers the following paid time-off (PTO) options for their employees:

  • Use of sick time for personal time or ill dependents
  • Carry over unused personal time for future years
  • Bereavement time off for the passing of a family member or partner
  • Take time off during workday to attend family needs - case-by-case basis

 

Green DNA

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A word from Batteries Plus Bulbs: Batteries Plus Bulbs is committed to recycling spent batteries and light bulbs as a means to reduce waste in our landfills, stop harmful chemicals from contaminating our soil and water, and preserve our environment by decreasing the need for new raw materials from the Earth.

Batteries Plus Bulbs support retail and business customers alike by keeping them in full compliance with federal, state, municipal, EPA and DOT regulations governing the disposal and recycling of spent batteries, light bulbs, tubes, ballasts and select electronics. We also accept portable electronic devices such as cell/smartphones, laptop/netbooks, MP3s, PDAs and portable tools for recycling.

Batteries Plus Bulbs showcases their commitment to the environment in the following ways:

  • Environmental policy or reference to commitment in mission statement
  • Activities and resources dedicated to achieving these goals
  • Ongoing review of how these goals are achieved 

Batteries Plus Bulbs measures its commitments and achievements related to its green policy in the following ways:

  • Quantifiable goals are documented
  • Goals are described to employees
  • Activities that achieve goals are documented
  • Screening processes that review material and product purchasing decisions based on the suppliers' commitment to socially responsible efforts

50-75% of company facilities are located within a ½ mile of available public transportation. Energy conservation is part of Batteries Plus Bulbs' environmental policy statement.

Batteries Plus Bulbs tracks the following results and discloses the results to leadership:

  • Amount of energy conserved - tracked by facility
  • Total investment in energy conservation programs
  • Total savings or profits achieved from energy conservation programs

Recycling is part of Batteries Plus Bulbs' environmental policy statement.

Batteries Plus Bulbs tracks the following recycling information:

  • Utilizing reclaimed / reused office furniture

Waste reduction is part of Batteries Plus Bulbs' environmental policy statement.

Batteries Plus Bulbs tracks the following waste reduction information:

  • Amount of hazardous waste disposed

Batteries Plus Bulbs is part of the following organizations that promote environmentally sustainable practices:

  • PRBA - The Rechargeable Battery Association

 

Career Development

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Although they did not earn the Career Development Badge, we still want to shine a light on all the awesome aspects regarding career development at Batteries Plus Bulbs!

Batteries Plus Bulbs' budget and financial statements include a line item for employee training and development.

The following employee groups receive training:

  • Hourly
  • Salaried
  • Supervisory or Management
  • Executive

Batteries Plus Bulbs has an online learning management program, Quest, that provides hundreds of training modules about light bulbs and batteries. Hourly associates receive approximately 19 online and 20 in-store hours of training. Quest also houses other corporate learning such as:

  • Management Skills
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Benefits
  • Onboarding

Employees in Distribution receive training on proper DOT and OSHA shipping and handling requirements. Forklift training, Hazmat certifications, and Supply Chain Professional certifications are also offered.

Batteries Plus Bulbs measures its effectiveness of training investment by individual:

  • Prior to off-site training, employees must complete written training goals approved by managers
  • Post training surveys are sent to employees to measure whether or not goals were met
  • In-house training is measured by evaluation, with metrics shared with presenters and senior management

On average, Batteries Plus Bulbs plans for 16-20 hours of employee training and development for each employee on a yearly basis.

ALL employee groups participate in the following career development and training programs and amenities:

  • Online Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Tuition reimbursement for degree granting education programs
  • Tuition reimbursement for non-degree granting education programs

The following career development and training programs and amenities are offered to most employees:

  • Discretionary training dollars that employees can spend how they choose (Salaried, Supervisory, Executive)
  • Life or career coach which is paid in full by the company (Supervisory, Executive)
  • Participation in professional or trade organizations that is paid in full by the company (Salaried, Supervisory, Executive)
  • Participation in professional or trade organizations that is subsidized by the company (Supervisory)
  • Employees able to use work hours to participate in professional organization or trade association meetings, committees, and events (Salaried, Supervisory, Executive)
  • Developmental opportunities project assignments (Hourly, Salaried, Supervisory)
  • Career Path planning for employees (Hourly, Salaried, Supervisory)
  • Succession Planning Program or Strategy (Executive)
  • One-to-one coaching, performance evaluations, and / or 360 evaluations (Salaried, Supervisory, Executive)
  • Paid internships (Hourly)
  • Training to enhance their promotability (Hourly, Salaried)
  • Training to enhance their current job skills (Hourly, Salaried)

ALL employee groups participate in the following training classes:

  • Harassment
  • Safety
  • Ecology / Conservation
  • Technical skills training
  • Office software
  • Our culture / employment brand

The following training classes are offered to most employees:

  • Communication skills (Hourly, Salaried)
  • Customer service (Hourly)
  • Waste Reduction (Hourly, Salaried)
  • Entry-level employee job skills (Hourly)
  • Supervisory training for first time managers (Salaried, Supervisory)
  • Supervisor / management skills (Salaried, Supervisory)
  • How to orient a new employee (Supervisory)
  • Sales / business development (Hourly, Salaried, Supervisory)
  • Negotiation skills (Salaried, Supervisory)
  • Accounting / Finance for non-financial professionals (Salaried, Supervisory, Executive)
  • Performance Management Plan (Salaried, Supervisory, Executive)
  • Employee Performance Coaching (Salaried, Supervisory, Executive)
  • Quality Methodologies (Salaried, Supervisory)

 

Batteries Plus Bulbs

Number of Employees
351-700
Number of Locations
Over 600
Location Types
Suburban (office park/campus)
Retail (mall/street level)
Business Founded
1988
Industry
Consumer Products
Products

Thousands of batteries for computers, ATVs, phones, cars/trucks, cordless tools, cameras, camcorders and more!

Plus, thousands of light bulbs for your home or business – even those hard-to-find bulbs!