Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Advance Auto Parts CEO and Director Darren R. Jackson
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Pros
  • If you know nothing about cars you can learn a lot (in 15 reviews)

  • There are good team members working there (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • no feedback from upper management (in 69 reviews)

  • The district managers only care for them selves (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Excellent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people. Easy to get along with

    Cons

    not enough full time positions


  2. Retail Part Pro

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Radcliff, KY
    Former Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Radcliff, KY

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet some great people there

    Cons

    On feet all day and the up again and start all over

    Advice to Management

    None I was part of management


  3. Great growth opportunity....but nothing comes easy in life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training. One of the best training companies in the US. You get out what you put in. Not just automotive training but great leadershp training.

    Cons

    No company is perfect and AAP/CQ is no exception. Overall it's a great place to have a career.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people. It is our greatest asset.


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  5. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Elizabethtown, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Elizabethtown, NC

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have a great DL thats luke to lead and help h8s team. If you work hard real easy to move up.

    Cons

    Not all DL and Gm are good. But you will have that at any company. Sometimes the goals they set are unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job at judging the market and get the right parts in place.


  6. Just a thought

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Really chill environment. Upper management is great and really caring for team members. I would totally recommend it.

    Cons

    Limited 401k match contributions and also sometimes the skip over people for promotion. Another this is the pay scale I believe needs to be re evaluated.

    Advice to Management

    As advice to management, raise the pay scale and don't be afraid to pay people who are actually worth paying. It's not hard to lose a good employee if your telling them they're maxed out.


  7. Great place to work very good management!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with the company for a little over a year.When i first applied i was told i could move up fast if i worked hard.After nine months i became retail pro, and i just got promoted to assistant store manager,ive now been with the company one year and four months!Great benefits!!

    Cons

    I have not found anything wrong with working here!

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate the respect and consideration i get!I couldnt ask for better people to work for!District 2509!!!Store 5353


  8. Amazing different scenarios

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is always some thing to do, Happy people, a/c, working out good pay.

    Cons

    No garage or covered area for battery installs in Florida


  9. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Tons of opportunities. Great atmosphere for the automotive person.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover. I think over time this will change.


  10. Delivery/Driver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Lakeland, TN
    Current Employee - Driver in Lakeland, TN

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have only been a team member for 1 week going on 2, however I can say without a doubt that this appears to be a great place to work. All my team members are very quick to help me learn the proper techniques to do an outstanding job. Everyone is kind, friendly, and courteous. I have no doubt that this is going to be THE PLACE I will call my WORK HOME for years to come. To be the best you have to learn from the best so I am in the right place.

    Cons

    None so far. Rude or unhappy customers are to be expected because we have to understand they have a problem with their vehicle. For most they only have one vehicle and it has to be in good running condition. So they may be frustrated that they can not find the source of the problem. You can not keep people from acting rude so you "kill them with kindness" as the old saying goes.

    Advice to Management

    So far I have only one comment; keep up the good work. When you train new employees the right way it will pay huge dividends in the long haul!


  11. upper management listens to problems and tries to fix them

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    long hours pay needs to be better



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