AutoNation Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
219 Reviews
3.8
219 Reviews
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Pros
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Cons
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  • Change the pay plan to screw the salespeople (even more (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Career growth with a Fortune 200 company!

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

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    A clear career path with a fortune 200 company! Plenty of training opportunities with opportunities for advancement!

    Cons

    A very fast paced environment. One must like the pace or can get overwhelmed. I love the challenge and like it that I never really know what way my day will go!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overlook your support staff! Sometimes your talent is internal .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Associate for AutoNation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent Training. Decent cut of "gross profit" per vehicle.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Always have charge backs on every car with no explanation or reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more training. Make sure salesmen are not harassing other salesmen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Department in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting Department in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Good job overall. Respected by my managers and fellow employees. A lot of autonomy, but little oversight. Fair benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, There is no work-life balance at all so if you are a workaholic this is a good company. I would love to have a little less pay, more support and the ability to work a normal work schedule. There is not a lot of training available and seldom a chance to research and find out the right way to do things. I would also like to see some type of employee portal that gives information on other positions available. I think we lose sight of the fact that there is a lot of potential in our employees but you seldom know if there is a position available for a potential promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is a solid performer in the industry that really wants to have low employee turnover. When promoting, however, you should look at your internal candidates first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    You can make it if you try

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

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

    Pros

    The company is always trying new things and experimenting with ways to innovate the business. From my experience, every voice can be heard, though you need to prove you can succeed with the current structure first. Current Sr. Management (Mike Jackson in particular) are leaders in the industry and have set AutoNation up for success even in tough times.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, and depending on the role comp can be at or below par. Some stores/locations don't seem to buy into Mr. Jackson's vision of a peerless customer experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While looking into compensation plans, make sure you are comparing apples to apples and that compensation plans are designed to attract top talent...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't plan a career here, leaders have too many competing priorities and have no sense of cohesive strategic direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Compensation was good, although the final salary offer presented was reduced from the amount agreed upon. Significant amount of bonus was eliminated from pay plan for two years making the undercut a harder pill to swallow. Opportunities to learn additional competencies and skill sets, mentorship from others willing to invest the time.

    Cons

    I boldly lied to and brushed off, given work well below my capabilities and set up for failure the last 6-8 months by "trusted" Supervisors/Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't take it with you and much forgiveness and penance is the only thing that will save your souls for the severed relationships and countless lives that were destroyed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a bad place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floorplan Associate in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Floorplan Associate in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    A good supervisor = a good experience. I had a good supervisor, in talking with people from other departments they did not have the same experience.

    Cons

    Lower end of the pay scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none really... it wasn't a bad job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Services in Orlando, FL

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with everyday

    Cons

    Lots of hours
    Pressure from upper management
    Micro management in some stores
    Daily reports
    Scheduling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live life more.. quality of life goes a long way.. work is not living

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Internet Sale Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Sales Manager in White Bear Lake, MN
    Former Employee - Internet Sales Manager in White Bear Lake, MN

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great management.

    Cons

    Long Retail hours. Saturdays expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a higher BASE pay to lower the high turn over rate in your sales department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Loved it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    great money until we got downsized

    Cons

    management sucks - middle management that is. Mike Maroone and Jackson are great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire everyone

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    They treat you well, lots of employee perks.

    • 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

    Bagels every Friday and always bowls of fruit every morning. Free Starbucks coffee. Environment is respectful most people seem happy with their jobs. There isn't too much pressure, but you are expected to produce in a timely manner. The expectations are reasonable. Not too much politics considering it is a large corporation.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low end of the median and there is very little upward mobility. The only time anyone gets promoted is when a new department is opened and those generally get filled with outsiders.There is a layer of management missing (weird to say I know), but most people report to a director who has no time for managing. There are times when it would be good to have a manager to go to for guidance. However, its also nice that there doesn't seem to be much micromanaging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a few people to managers and look for promising candidates from within for management positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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