AutoNation

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AutoNation Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
239 Reviews
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Cons
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  1.  

    Good company to work for in I.T.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    They treat us well at corporate, free coffee (good coffee), various snacks and so forth. The atmosphere is much more congenial than I've experience with other companies and although there are politics it doesn't seem to be the only way of moving ahead. The work is interesting and management is very open to exploring new technologies for use here.

    Cons

    Compensation is fairly average to slightly below average, same with the benefits. However, I would rather be at a company I like making a little less than a company I hate. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. There are so many people that love it here, they never leave so opportunities to move up are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If anything, make sure your compensation levels are up to industry averages. Other than than, its a really great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company to work for, plenty of room to move up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Porter in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Porter in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at AutoNation part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    opportunists to move up, pays well, people are great to work with.

    Cons

    hours are not built for social life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Hours kill you, depending on the store it may not be worth it. Great training though

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

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work as a sales consultant for autonation Nissan. I have to admit , autonation has the most extensive training I have ever seen. They teach you how to make money on car deals, but still make it fair for the customer. It's great for someone that is new to the business . They are also a bit more open about time off than other dealerships(vantuyl, etc)

    Cons

    Depending in who is running the store, a lot of times things aren't explained for you. The training is good for the actual sale process, but as far as ins and outs... This are things that need to be learned specific for the dealership. When I started, all the desk managers expected you to know how to do everything. When you didn't, you would get yelled at in front of everyone(including the customer. One time I had a desk manager get up and leave when I was trying to get a price menu because I didn't know the dealer ads on the car. This would have been fine, except another manager said that everything is already loaded in the computer.

    So much inconsistency.
    Again this is only specific to my store.

    Also autonation only pays 1-5% on the back end. Van Tuyl pays 15%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control your temper. Don't act like every question is such an inconvenience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Good company never worked any where better.

    Cons

    Hours are tough but the money is solid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great environment, but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. The company really takes care of the employees. Other peers are very friendly. Every Friday they provide breakfast, plus they're always free food somewhere throughout the week.

    Cons

    After a month of being in the company... In my department, no review on current projects or previous ones when I jumped on board, I felt a sense of loss. It took a week to get server access. STILL to this day I do not have all the adequate programs installed to my computer for me to work properly, cannot bother the boss too much about it or she'll get upset, senior employee does not like to work, instead throws all work my way while they're in social media. Very disorganized, some people like to take the long way to get things done, instead of working smarter and not harder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Should be Autonation

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

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Very solid training in all departments, but there is no allowances for deviation based on the human factor as a retail environment.

    Cons

    Absolute disconnect between HR/corporate management and the employees

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely Amazing!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resource Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resource Recruiter in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I would recommend taking a job at AutoNation. I am amazed at the quality of the team - both coworkers and leadership. I also have the privilege of working on both sides of the corporation - at the store level and corporate level. It is such a pleasure to work with individuals that I continually learn from, and more importantly, look up to. Everyone is more than willing to help each other, step in for one another when needed, and share ideas. The support of the team I am in is beyond more than I have ever seen in a company. My management at AN is supportive, encouraging, and talented beyond words. They take the time to guide, teach, and grow each and every one of their employees. The company does a great job of training and developing. I am blessed and humble to be working for such a GREAT company. One that wants every employee not only to succeed but gives us the tools, knowledge and training to make that happen. I bleed AutoNation!!!

    Cons

    I have no Cons about working at AutoNation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for AutoNation has been a rewarding opportunity, full of hands-on experience and exciting opportunities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coming from a newly college graduate, working for AutoNation has allowed me to further my education in HR beyond the books and classrooms. I've been given the opportunity to take on responsibilities and engage in a professional work environment. I learn something new every day and that's what makes coming to work so exciting! There are a wide range of career opportunities at AutoNation. Their positive work force along with their innovative outlook makes this company, a company worth working for! If you are looking to build a rewarding career, I highly recommend AutoNation as a potential employer.

    Cons

    There really are no cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivating employees and acknowledging their growth goes a long way. Associates need to know their valued and that their input matters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company to work for!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pros are as followed it's autonation....Base +commission

    Cons

    No cons great place to work...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close knit group of employees, great managers

    Cons

    Hours can be long, not very much walk-in traffic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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