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AutoNation Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 185 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

(132 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Besides the miserable work environment, there's actually some nice guys there(in 9 reviews)

  • Overall, this is a good company that could be a great company once again(in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Expected to work very long hours including nights, weekends & all holidays but xmas & thanksgiving(in 16 reviews)

  • Change the pay plan to screw the salespeople (even more(in 9 reviews)

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    Audi Las Vegas - Audi Autonation

    Sales (Former Employee) Las Vegas, NV

    ProsAny AutoNation Dealership has access to the entire inventory of used cars

    ConsPoor Management
    Big Corporation Style
    Very Poor Salary Structure
    Poor Benefits
    Employees are numbers!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AutoNation: Shared Service Center - Too many politics, very outdated.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe Shared Service Center is in a prime location of the DFW area; easy access and very nice area to work in.

    ConsThe politics of the management staff prevent progress from being accomplished in this office. The technology is outdated and numerous upgrades are needed but the knowledge is not there. The work ethic is very poor and the quality of the work staff is below average. The pay is relatively low and the culture of this office is ridiculous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Shared Service Center needs a complete overhaul. A full audit needs to be done to honestly reveal how much damage this office is causing to the overall goal and mission of this company. Structure needs to be put into place and the staff needs evaluation, especially the current management team. If not, I would not be surprised to see this office closed within the next 4 years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horribly run company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThere are no pros about this company that can be given. Not a company I could ever recommend to anyone.

    ConsPoor leadership, add on continually job responsibilities without additional compensation and in some cases no training. Poor compensation and benefits as well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The most depressing place to work.

    Auto Technician (Former Employee) Pembroke Pines, FL

    ProsBesides the miserable work environment, there's actually some nice guys there.

    ConsThey expect you to work 7-7 busy or not on a flat rate pay scale. Management is disconnected. The turnover rate is pathetic, morale is low, almost every person there is miserable. My supervisor didn't even speak fluent English. You're expected to be there every Saturday and Sunday 7-5/7-3. No money, this is a greedy selfish company. My advice is to get a job at a small family shop or dealership where you're appreciated, not this corporate abomination.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep sitting in your comfy air conditioned office while the company erodes beneath you. You're all a joke.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEmployee automobile purchase discount program

    ConsPoor management, low company morale

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Should be AutoMation

    GSM (Former Employee) Richardson, TX

    ProsVery solid training in all departments but there is no allowances for deviation based on the human factor as it is a retail environment and is based greatly on human interaction.

    ConsAbsolute disconnect between HR/corporate management and the employees. It is not uncommon for employee emails to HR/corporate to go completely unreturned.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit wasting your most valuable asset which is human capital

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The name needs to be changed to CheapNations

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsWorked at company bought out by CheapNations. All they did was find ways to cut expenses.Stopped advertising. CHANGED GM 4 times.

    ConsStructure is lacking. Training is ignored once you get back to dealership. Been in car business for 10 years. Never seen anything like it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No benefits for their sales department. No bonus. High commission rates but it is no use with no money in the inventory.

    Sales Consultant (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat friends and free food on saturdays

    ConsPoor upper management. Not organzied. All the money is made on the backend and none for its work horses (sales departments). management needs to open their eyes or this company will not last unless major changes are made

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage your managment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Greedy company that could care less

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSupplied tape, staples, pens, and white out.

    ConsExtremely disorganized company that will demand outrageous requests. Store level mgmnt is fine, corporate is lazy and doesn't understand their own processes. Compare company to bottom of the barrel employers: overworked, underpaid, and little room for worthwhile opportunities. Company lacks ethics and solidarity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorporate could use a little fine tuning.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Finance/Schedules Analyst

    Finance Schedules Analyst (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsNice part of town, car unlikely to get broken into

    ConsHR recruiting performed by a young person fresh out of community college with little experience and even less professionalism, but that's fine because they are easily influencable and underpaid. Does not understand the requirements for a position, and how your experience is relevant. How can they put you in a position if they don't even understand how well of a fit you are? They will make up stories not to move you to a position you are qualified for.

    The "accounting" department is busy hiring underqualified personell to keep labor costs down. Wanting to keep labor costs down is understandable, but there is significant risk associated with doing so, as well as a huge loss of efficiency.

    The manager of the department is busy pushing her mustache agenda rather than empowering and promoting employees. Very narcissistic person who acts like she has something to prove; uses her power and plays inquisitor in order to demean you and make sure you know you role(beneath her).

    The economy has businesses in a pinch and they at working hard to keep their numbers up. Everyone is hiring underqualified people in order to pay LOW wages, with the notion that they are trainable and can replace those with the proper credentials. And it shows with this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so greedy. Underqualified, underpaid personell will only hurt you. Why do you think there is such HIGH turn over

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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