AutoNation
3.5 of 5 181 reviews
www.autonation.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 5000+ Employees

AutoNation Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
AutoNation – Fort Lauderdale – “AutoNation Corporate Headquarters”

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3.5 181 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

(130 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not a bad place

    Floorplan Associate (Current Employee)
    Irving, TX

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

    ConsLower end of the pay scale.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone really... it wasn't a bad job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Financial Services (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThe people you work with everyday

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLive life more.. quality of life goes a long way.. work is not living

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

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    Loved it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat money until we got downsized

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

    Advice to Senior Managementfire everyone

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    They treat you well, lots of employee perks.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBagels 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.

    ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementPromote a few people to managers and look for promising candidates from within for management positions.

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

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    Accounting Manager (Current Employee)
    Lewisville, TX

    ProsGreat people, always room for advancement

    Consnever had anything bad to say about autonation until a new controller was hired and after a certain incident, i was the only one who was written up and eventually she fired me and brought in someone from her other store to replace me for less money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are always 2 sides to every story and maybe you should hear the losing persons side and get all the facts before you terminate a person who dedicated 7 yrs to the company and would have done anything for the company to let someone who had no dealership exp. come in and fire your long time employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work environment.

    Wholesale Parts (Former Employee)
    Margate, FL

    ProsThey deliver what they promise regarding salaries and benefits

    ConsThere is not a real career advancement policy, the people in management could have a better training regarding dealing with subordinates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in a better training to your managers and supervisors, leading them to acquire good skills dealing with people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly people, good management, I love my job so far.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Spokane Valley, WA

    ProsTraining is good, most coworkers have been helpful, in sales, its what you make of it. You definitly have to be a self motivator. Keep your head up, and don't let peoples negetive attitudes affect yours. There is opportunity to make money.

    ConsThere are periods of downtime that tend to get boring. The paychecks won't be consistant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice yet.

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

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsI have been with AutoNation for more than 10 years and have been given the opportunity and support to grow within the Company. With as many locations as we have, not just in each Market but Nationwide, we have the ability to grow and promote from within. AutoNation has created good processes and hired trainers to teach those processes in each Market. AutoNation offers many benefits to their associates, among them are health insurance, 401k plus match, vehicle purchase program and family/friends referral programs.

    ConsThe managers need to be consistent with what's being trained in the training classes. Employee recognition has decreased over the years. Lack of increases and pay plan changes have caused low employee morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to complete employee reviews on a regular basis.

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

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    Very Fair and Rewarding Company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsAutoNation is very structured so you know exactly what is expected from you. AutoNation provides good benefits to their associates and have a great Management staff. They also provide great Factory and Corporate on-line training.

    ConsAutoNation needs to be more competitive in their pay and as a normal part of the Automotive Industry, long hours are required which can be difficult on your family.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    New Hire Employee

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Memphis, TN

    ProsTraining - I was fortunate enough to have Rick Wiggins as my trainer
    Training Materials - they were excellent
    Processes - I really like what AutoNation teaches in terma of processes (meet & greet, needs analysis, etc)

    Cons6 months till you qualify for benefits
    No succession planning
    Sink or swim mentality towarsd new employees
    Internet leads are not passed on to new employees
    No training by car dealership management
    Management vs Employees mentality

    Advice to Senior ManagementContact Talent Plus for help with succession planning
    Contact FedEx Public Relations for free bench marking
    Identify best practices in dealerships and implement in other dealerships
    Hold dealership management accountable for conducting new hire training
    Establish buddy system for new employees with experienced sales rep
    AutoNation leadership attend best leadership training in the world - WoodBadge Training offered by the Boy Scouts of Amercia
    Like Fedex develop a closed circuit TV network to dealerships which allows Mike Jackson to speak directly to employees about the state of AutoNation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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