AutoNation Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Because of the scale, there are many opportunities for advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • Autonation Toyota provides a great work environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Expected to work very long hours including nights, weekends & all holidays but xmas & thanksgiving (in 19 reviews)

  • Pay plan is not near what other spots offer (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Good Company!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Autonation is a company that you can start out on the ground floor and learn many skills and trades that make you a more valuable asset to any company.

    Cons

    Health insurance puts a big bite in your paycheck. Wish it was more flexible or they had gone with a different provider.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget where you came from, staying humble and still doing the things that helped you become a valuable asset to the company, that helped you grow & move up.


  2. Autonation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with many resources

    Cons

    So corporate that they can care less about income of sales force

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting income potential for sales force


  3. its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    peaceful environment compared to other dealerships.

    Cons

    income lower than competitive market, low sales volume


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Just a number

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at AutoNation (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job stability and excellent benefits

    Cons

    No room to advance if you are not sleeping with management. Company is so big that they don't even know who you are, they don't care about your family or home situation...you are just employee number 12345

    Advice to Management

    Stop sleeping with other people at the workplace


  6. sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good managers, they try even with the corporate challenges

    Cons

    Corporate is changing the game to the detriment of the salespeople


  7. Helpful (1)

    Estimator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AutoNation Remote Collision Estimator in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - AutoNation Remote Collision Estimator in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at AutoNation (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady employment. Nice people to work with. Lots of areas to transfer. Solid company that pays on time.

    Cons

    Politics and inter company fighting. Not always on the same page. Brags about how much they are making but then turns around and reduces the pay structure.

    Advice to Management

    Work together so the employees will be more confident when working with other departments.


  8. Retail and Internet Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing Consultant in Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing Consultant in Cerritos, CA

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great sales management staff with a relatively low pressure environment, mostly decent sales people and fair facilities. Inventory is great, but slightly lacking in variety.

    Cons

    Long hours (typical of a retail sales associate - not a con truly, just the nature of the game), various frustrations with customer interactions and process management. Largely, however, is the lack of commiserate pay per performance. Infrequent (many months between) any sort of meager bonus for performance. Heavy penalization for (often undeserved) customer service surveys.

    Advice to Management

    Help the sales staff help the customers have a better experience. Provide complimentary water. It is a team effort to ensure a truly exceptional experience.


  9. Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Lots of dealerships so there are plenty of opportunities for advancement to management positions at other locations.

    Cons

    The company is going through a lot of turnover. They have a corporate marketing strategy and it is not left up to each individual store to market or advertise in a way that is most effective for it.


  10. AN Direct

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Auto Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Auto Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Lots of potential for income. If you are willing to put in heavy hours, you can make a significant paycheck.

    Cons

    Work/life balance. To really earn good money, you may have to give up sleep and/or family time to make the paycheck you want to make. Pay can fluctuate greatly.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with workers. Firings came out of nowhere and always seemed to catch everyone by surprise.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It is ok.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of good benefits with employment and in some situations you can make good money. Decent vacation pay

    Cons

    It is way too many hours and we are always overstaffed. Heavily advertised vehicles online cut out the profits. A little too process oriented

    Advice to Management

    Work the salesmen less hours. Too many hours for the pay cuts taken in recent years causes bad employee morale which is huge in the car business



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