Advance Auto Parts

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Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
756 Reviews
2.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you know nothing about cars you can learn a lot (in 15 reviews)

  • Team members working together to make a great environment (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't seem to show enough appreciation for store employees (in 69 reviews)

  • Detached upper management who would rather use fear through sharklike district managers than encouragement (in 28 reviews)

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    not where you want to be if you want to advance your career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport News, VA

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    there are none to speak about

    Cons

    poor pay , not enough hours, pay for performance is a joke in a low volume store as you have no way of making your sales and you wind up getting fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want to keep the good people, get rid of the pay for performance and go back to the way it used to be done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Racist practices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver\diy Sales Team in Granite Falls, NC
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver\diy Sales Team in Granite Falls, NC

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the customers, mechanics...appreciate my flexible hours, but after 4yrs of employment an crazy amount of training... no pay raises...new male hers brought in at higher rate... i have to help train em and still at minimum wage. Have tried talking to management to no avail...preparing to take next steps...very upset

    Cons

    Company is extremely gender blind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the district managers, stop being so condicending and actually listen to team member issues...at least have positive input instead of nitpicking and belittling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Use to be good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Hours aren't to bad. If you like cars and car guys, this is the job for you.

    Cons

    They don't care about there employees. Your just a number. Bonuses are a thing of the past. They set unrealistic sales goals. The company has gone down in the past 5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely awful working conditions and managers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mobile Parts Pro in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Mobile Parts Pro in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice change of pace. Your doing everything from stocking shelves to delivering auto parts to commercial customers.
    Learn a lot about fixing cars.
    Team member discount

    Cons

    Safety
    Assistant and general managers
    Poor working conditions. Within the first month the company didn't even supply me with a company jacket let alone a company T-shirt.
    Place 90% workload on the drivers
    Treat drivers with extreme disrespect
    Hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more drivers.
    Starting pay should be raised to $9.50

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Campaigning and in office...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Pro in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Pro in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    There is room for advancement, lots of information is available if you are willing to look and learn it. The hours are not terrible for retail.

    Cons

    Many of the people they hire have no automotive knowledge at all. They will tell you want you want to hear about a position, but when you're in the position, all you are told is to tough it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees more like a valuable asset instead of a disposable commodity. Pay a little more for better employee retention, and get a real training program instead of just some online videos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - General Manager in Plainfield, NJ

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You build great relationships with the employees at the store that can last a lifetime.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance.

    Running Store with very low payroll percentage to save company money. Leaving long hours worked by salaried manager.

    New reports and KPI's constantly.

    One week you are a hero, the next you are not a team player.

    Politics, Politics, politics!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible corporate relationship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts as an intern

    Pros

    Meet new people learn new thing about cars make good connection with people able to broorow vacation time

    Cons

    Bad company policy everyone hooks there own personal people up n for over you n everyone else they want

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A okay place to work for short term

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bullittsville, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bullittsville, KY

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a job.At times it can be fun

    Cons

    Have to make your sale per hour if you dont you will be Wrought up if no improvement you will receive another wright up third time you are fired no stress right lol .pay is a little more than minimal wage pay raises your lucky if you get ten cent for the year .Oh and full time or part your hours will be cut in the late fall and winter

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only benift from working for this company was the pay. They now have restructured and that went away also.

    Cons

    Upper management tells you one thing corporation tells you something else. Inventory practices are flawed and very time consuming. Salary pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    RPP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Lexington Park, MD
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Lexington Park, MD

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At store level i seem to make good points and am recognized the pay is ok

    Cons

    Have been overlooked for AGM spot 3 times there always seems to be a personal 'who you know vs what you know agenda' will keep trying...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize people who achieve your core requirements as stated in IGNITE and at store level operations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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