AutoNation
3.5 of 5 167 reviews
jobs.autonation.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 5000+ Employees

AutoNation Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
AutoNation – Fort Lauderdale – “AutoNation Corporate Headquarters”

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3.5 167 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

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66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Internet Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at AutoNation full-time for more than a year

ProsCar sales at it's best

ConsCar sales with all that the profession comes with it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worked there for 1 ½ years.

Finance Manager (Former Employee)
Clearwater, FL

I worked at AutoNation full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good training. Large company with room for rapid advancement.

ConsSalaries/commissions below industry standards. Expected to work very long hours including nights, weekends & all holidays but xmas & thanksgiving.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your employees a little well-earned time off and stop burning your employees out.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great co-workers; on going learning; low paying; poor work family balance.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at AutoNation full-time for less than a year

ProsTremendous amount to learn. Great co-workers.

ConsLong hours with below minimum wage pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementDesign a better pay plan for salesmen who generate your income like you do for service advisors.

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

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Worked for Corporate in Texas Region

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AutoNation

ProsI worked for a great Team... Our Market was always #1.

ConsWorked 70 hrs a week. Always on call. No real respect for personal time.

Advice to Senior ManagementTexas is a completely different market. Wish Corporate was able to see that. Seemed that no matter how good you were it wasn't good enough.

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Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at AutoNation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThis is s good company overall

ConsManagement training seems to be insufficient.

Advice to Senior Managementyou are only as strong as your leaders

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Typical Car Dealership

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I worked at AutoNation full-time for less than a year

ProsThe only good thing about this place is because it is located in Bellevue, If not I would have hated every single moments of it. The Sales associates are friendly too, Not what you would expect in sales business.

ConsPoor compensation. The sales floor is flooded with a lot sales people that way you don't make any money.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to your sales team. Stop yelling at them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good People

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Santa Clarita, CA

I worked at AutoNation full-time for less than a year

ProsCommission, people, benefits. Good sales procedures and techniques taught to help overcome proposed objections

ConsHours hours hours, you literally have no social/family life

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AutoNation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLeader in automotive sales and its processes via electronic & AD lead generation plus the typical new sales hire immediate warm leads IE family and friends.
They have a good contact management software.

ConsAt the store level most of the stores management cannot see the forest through trees... meaning that they are only concerned with what corporate flavor desire of the month is.
Store mangers are on the hamster wheel and must dance the six-sigma dance every moment without regard for the employees or customers, all the while putting on a happy face and taking everyone’s money to show corporate/investors/wall street the desired margins mostly from the backs of the store employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou no longer have polished sales professionals for the most part with some exceptions, the original philosophy was "The Sales Person is King" "Nothing happens until the sales person sells a vehicle" ... no service...no parts...no accounting ... = unhappy investors/ traders/hedge funds folks who are watching carefully how you are pushing the decimal points forward.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Friendly mostly-fun place to work

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Golden, CO

I have been working at AutoNation full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent training personnel and program when it comes to the automobile sales process. Fairly relaxed atmosphere.

ConsLack of specific training on exactly how to navigate through ADP, Compass, etc. and anything specific to each sales associate. Most associates have to learn on their own.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake certain that each new hire is well-versed on required ability to navigate through computer programs for sales and managing one's Autonation career.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience at AutoNation SSC has been tiring.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Irving, TX

I have been working at AutoNation full-time for more than a year

ProsThere are constant openings and opportunities to move around and grow within the company.

ConsRidiculously long hours every 2 weeks. We work a 18 hour day go home for about 4 hours of sleep and come back to work 13 hours straight. We only get lunch and dinner on the 18 hour days, and were told that the budget was cut for the 13 hour days; but there are constantly tours of the SSC by corporate executives chartered in by a Gaylord Texan bus. Instead of a Christmas party for the 400 employees; HR formulates a schedule for employees to take turns building donated bikes to give away to toddlers for a AN tax break. Not sure where these bikes are donated to since the SSC is located in a very wealthy neighborhood.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with the employees even if they are not in management. Find ways to make the SSC a place were people want to work for more than a couple years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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