AutoNation Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Best things about AutoNation is your coworkers. A nice facility and quite large all up and down Sprague.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training or support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good company to work for in I.T.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    They treat us well at corporate, free coffee (good coffee), various snacks and so forth. The atmosphere is much more congenial than I've experience with other companies and although there are politics it doesn't seem to be the only way of moving ahead. The work is interesting and management is very open to exploring new technologies for use here.

    Cons

    Compensation is fairly average to slightly below average, same with the benefits. However, I would rather be at a company I like making a little less than a company I hate. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. There are so many people that love it here, they never leave so opportunities to move up are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If anything, make sure your compensation levels are up to industry averages. Other than than, its a really great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. good company to work for, plenty of room to move up.

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    Current Employee - Porter in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Porter in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at AutoNation part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    opportunists to move up, pays well, people are great to work with.

    Cons

    hours are not built for social life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Front Desk Receptionist/Cashier entitles paging, taking messages, finding salesperson and receiving money from customers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    We do a variety of tasks which keeps us on our toes.

    Cons

    This company is big and going up the latter is only if someone leaves the position, There is not much incentive to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe more communication with dept. heads and some compensation as a reward for doing your best for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Great income potential, but too much down time

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great earning potential if you are good at following up with customers and don't mind being pushy.

    Cons

    Way too much downtime, and the schedule is awful. Expect to work every single weekend, and most holidays. Some stores require sales associates to work "bells" twice per week, which means you open the store and stay until closing (typically 11 hours). If you do not sell, you do not get paid. Any draw that you receive is promptly taken out of your next commission check. Beware female sales associates: this field is dominated by males and there is strong potential that you will not be treated fairly. Thick skin is a must. Foul language at meetings seems to be acceptable to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all associates fairly. If employee "A" is reprimanded for performance or poor customer survey, then hold employee "B" accountable for the same issues. Period.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Good company never worked any where better.

    Cons

    Hours are tough but the money is solid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Career growth with a Fortune 200 company!

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    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
  9. Great auto buying program!

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    Former Employee - Auto Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Auto Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Saves time, effort, anxiety and money when buying a vehicle

    Cons

    benefits are okay, compensation is okay, leadership could be more suppotive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more flexible and more competitive with with pricing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales Associate for AutoNation

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (more than a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Company overall

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    Current Employee - Accounting Department in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting Department in Tampa, FL

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