AutoNation

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AutoNation Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
233 Reviews
3.7
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Pros
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Cons
  • We do work long hours; however that is to be expected in the Automotive Industry (in 19 reviews)

  • Change the pay plan to screw the salespeople (even more (in 14 reviews)

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    The Company is only concerned about results, not the people who have given their life to career there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MB of Pembroke Pines in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - MB of Pembroke Pines in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company with tremendous rescourses

    Cons

    More concerned about the results than the people who have dedicated their life career for the company.
    Past results do not matter, only what you did for them now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your most important asset, your people!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Should be Autonation

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    • 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

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lousy Company To Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to test drive nice cars.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. I worked for this company for almost two years as a sales associate working an average of 60 hours a week and made an average of $1,200 a month. I sold over a hundred new and used vehicals for them and was paid a commission of only $100 on most of those sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    More pay cuts

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I think they still pay new car sales on Hold Back.

    Cons

    I jsut talked to some of my old coworkers, the couple still there. Autonation has come up with a new way to screw their employees and dealerships and lack corporate profits without paying any body. Now they are having a shell corporation buy most of the used cars rather than a local used car manager that can buy them for better prices. Then they jack up the whole sale prices and force the dealer to buy them from the shell corporation after (Packing) jacking up the price to dealers by thousands of dollars and taking away any profit margin from the dealerships and sales people and managers causing them to make no commissions. More managers and sales people have quit this month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the greed. People will notwork for free. You have destroyed the dealership I worked for taking it from 400 cars a month to 100 a month and made the physical store impossible to work with no lot space.

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

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Potential income and customer contact

    Cons

    Inconsiderately long hours
    lack or respect
    top heavy management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be user friendly

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    SSC Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SSC Supervisor in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - SSC Supervisor in Irving, TX

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady employment in a rocky automotive economy. average (just below average) pay for similar jobs in the auto industry. Once you get in you probably will never be fired regardless of job performance.

    Cons

    Daycare type environment, use of publically posted daily job performance for individuals and groups, severe micro management from the top. Management treats the under performers and top performers the same. Same pay, same benefits, same growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect and allow them to preserve their dignity while taking pride in a job well done.

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

    All this company cares about is money

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Easy job
    Nice Cars
    Nice co-workers
    Laid-Back enviroment

    Cons

    No raises
    Customers can be difficult
    Poor management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Some good. Some not so good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salesman
    Current Employee - Salesman

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation. Can get time off when needed. Coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    When a new "action plan" is created it last for a week or so and then it is gone. Managers act like they are there to help you, but not really. The training process that is so organized is not there. If you have never sold cars before you could be in trouble here. Also I at times find it hard to be in the grey area that they are always pushing us to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    poor experience ,blame comes mostly by others doing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    discount on service work for own vehicle if you can befriend a tech, detail tech,etc

    Cons

    High pressure service sales. Threaten job if low satisfaction scores low.Most of it rests on you when there are multiple others that contribute to how your scores come out. Long and early working hours and a decrepitated old facility with rats,etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to respect and treat the employees, give them a larger percentage of the pie. update the facility. Get rid of unrealistic sales objectives, and satisfaction scores that depend on others to be good to start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's has its ups and downs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount on automotive services.

    Cons

    Poor communication within certain departments. Issues that need to be addressed by management are often pushed to the side. Employee recognization and appreciation is low. There is a lack of kindness and caring, and an abundance of harrasment and disrespect between co-workers in certain departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees your appreciation for them. Truly listen to their concerns. Treat them as people with feelings and not just objects who make the company money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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