AutoNation Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Hell on Earth

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    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros

    Cons

    Low pay, co-workers who are unsuited to the job and shouldn't be working with the public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be much more attentive to the qualification and abilities of the people they hire, some of whom shouldn't be working with the public at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. How to get a promotion at Autonation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Its a big company with a potential of being better. Buts seems to just decline

    Cons

    Management that is clueless and change things without understanding anything. To become a manager or upper level requires no experience or understanding of IT. Skills required: None, years of experience doesn't matter, salary more than anyone who has been in the company for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the folks a chance to grow and better pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    A disappointing experience working with a company that could have promise with the right leadership and direction.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is room for advancement within the company, and if you need to be relocated, there are plenty of stores throughout the US, giving you the opportunity to do so.

    Cons

    The company lacks stability, primarily within management, and the screening process to become a manager is not as stringent as it should be. This results in a lack of true leadership, as well as instability and anxiety for lower level employees. The pay is also typically not competitive with other auto retailers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create stability, and quit putting unintelligent, uneducated people into management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Making a change!

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    Current Employee - ECommerce Sales Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - ECommerce Sales Manager in Orange, CA

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Room for advancement
    Structure
    Draw should be more
    Better compensation and bonus plan

    Cons

    Mico Managed
    No support from Corporate
    Time off policies are very challenging, poor work / life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees
    Give better work/life balance
    Support your team
    Give advancement were advancement should be given (within each location)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Beware

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant

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

    Pros

    Success isn't based on performance. It's based entirely on kissing butt. If you take a job with Autonation just bring in donuts and McDonalds to the management and you will move up. Period!!!

    Management is so lazy you can pretty much do anything you want. Except make money.

    Cons

    Terrible management
    Lack of training
    Poor pay plan
    Long hours
    Lying to customers

    To be honest, pretty much everything was a con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management at Autonation Nissan of Brandon is a joke!!! Takki, the used car manager is the only one worth keeping. Everyone else is useless. Ei, never there, and if they are they are probably on there cell phone playing candy crush. This is by far the worst company I have ever worked for. I can in to this business from Hilton Worldwide and will soon be returning to them. They expect you to achieve goals that are not even possible given the amount of cars the dealership sells. This company is a bad joke, I would work for them if me or my family's life depended on it.

    My advice would be to accept any job besides with this company. Believe it or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Leadership offers no direction at the regional level.

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Within the industry benefits are decent.

    Cons

    All they care about are profit margins, people are "replaceable"
    No proper compensation review system in place - you can forget about COLA (raises)
    HR is a joke - they are puppets in managers hands and offer little help to solve issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your managers and employees, they want to be heard and appreciated. Invest in a leadership program for your staff and improve communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Disgraceful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    I have absolutely no Pros for this company!!! None

    Cons

    SSC in Irving, Texas is a joke. It is the worst place. They work you like a dog, no room for advancement unless you are in the click. Lots of unnecessary overtime when most of the time you are sitting around wondering why you are still there because you can't leave until they dismiss you, like you are in school. It's nothing but a family affair, supervisors and managers give jobs to all there friends and family members. Stay as far away from that place, if you don't, trust me, you will regret it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of current management and get some people in there that will actually run the company and listen and care about their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Reception

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Good pay, nice environment, and clean place.

    Cons

    Long hiring process. Manager is unorganized. Training by people who are more interested in reading magazines and Facebook than work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized and have professional people do training.

  10. Don't waste your time and money purchasing your next vehicle from a sales rep. Go straight to the internet dept.

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    Former Employee - Non Internet Sales Consultant in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Non Internet Sales Consultant in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    I like the free car wash.

    Cons

    Most managers in most dealers are Afghans. They tend to hire their own people and abuse the word "favoritism". Their salesmen tend to not only lie to the customers, but their fellow employees as well who is not Afghan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are lazy at times when giving out figures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    STAY FAR AWAY FROM THE SHARED SERVICE CENTER!

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    2 weeks paid vacation, Holiday pay, flexible hours (at least in my department) and decent benefits.

    Cons

    What a joke! The Shared Service Center is in need of a complete overhaul! They use ADP which is an ancient software program from the mid 90's, that causes more harm than good. Everything is completely manual and it is easy for mistakes to happen that are hard to correct. Half the programs they provide don't even work most of the time. The management and HR team are a joke! They spend more time worried about making themselves look better than being concerned about how their employees are doing and how the teams are functioning. They will say over and over that they are committed to your advancement but are quick to toss you to the curb like a piece of garbage if you disagree with them. I felt like I was attending Jr. High again when I worked there. All the managers had to write a "Social Contract" because the office politics were so bad! News flash management.... NO ONE FOLLOWS IT... NOT EVEN YOU! Don't listen to the well rated comments either. It is HR trying to move all the bad reviews down because the turn over rate for the Shared Service Center, wait who am I kidding the WHOLE company in the past 6 months has been absurdly high and Management/HR wonder why! Because you treat your hard working employees like dirt and your completely unstable employees with the utmost respect. Give me a break! This place is a living nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Vice President and Director need to pull their heads out of the sand and realize the management they have running the departments at the SSC are completely incapable of doing so! If you want to know why you have lost so many great employees this year that is why!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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