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AutoNation Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
233 Reviews
3.7
233 Reviews
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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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  1.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    Easy job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Car Porter/Lot Attendant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Car Porter/Lot Attendant in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    If you're into cars, as a car porter you can drive any you wish that's on the lot. Not too strenuous and easy to learn the ins and outs of the job.

    Cons

    Evening/night shift can drag on if there's no one there buying a vehicle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great environment, but...

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    • 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
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  5.  

    great benefit

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    to many hours to much stress

    Cons

    good promotion and opportunity for employeer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Internet Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company with great work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay plan changed for the worse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A learning experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Largest dealer group, Decent benefits, etc

    Cons

    Regional Management doesn't support its sales employees and is constantly changing pay plans and demanding more from employees with no regard as to how outrageous the new goals are. Numerous employees believe that the company is so big the CEO doesn't have knowledge of how employees are treated outside of Fort Lauderdale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone has goals and objectives for sales, market share etc. I believe you'll get the best performance from employees who feel they're part of a team and not just interchangeable pawns on a chess board. Live up to your mission statement " To be America's best run, most profitable auto retailer" without mistreating and abusing employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Do I like my job? Mostly on my days off.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Financial Services Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Financial Services Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Stability, training, mass advertising

    Cons

    Morale can vary greatly between locations, ever-changing product prices and pay plans, upper management disconnection, very poor behavior tolerated from employees who produce, unqualified people hired and kept on even if they don't produce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The IT Department is plagued with lots of bad managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    The pay is decent and the people can be nice. If you don't speak out against anything, you'll survived. If your Hispanic, you will have no problems moving up the Corporate ladder within IT, your chances are better if you're Cuban and more so if your a Cuban female.

    Cons

    The company is plagued with poor management from the CIO, to the Director, down to Managers. Even HR is a joke. Your more likely to move-up and stay employed if you have sexual relations with someone in management and trust me as a female you will experience some form of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, there isn't much cross training as no one want to provide you with any knowledge as fear that you might steal their position. Promotion is not based on merit but on who you slept with, how well you can kiss butt and where you were born. Policies are also created on the spot to affect individuals rather than a team or the company. There is a lot of "you rub my back and I'll rub yours" along with "I got your back if you have mines." If your not in the circle, you may be left out in the cold. A lot of micro-management. Too many to continue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house, starting at the top and then work downwards. Policies should not affect one but all. Managers should learn to direct, provide feedback and correct subordinate. Need to promote more within and promotion should be merit based.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company but managers need leadership training.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Benefits good pay plan for sales consultants.

    Cons

    Long Hours Open on Sunday. poor leadership displayed by front line managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frontline managers need leadership training

  11.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Car sales at it's best

    Cons

    Car sales with all that the profession comes with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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