AutoNation

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  1.  

    You can make it if you try

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2. 2 people 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
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internet Sale Manager

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    • 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 a 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved it

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    • 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

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    They treat you well, lots of employee perks.

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    • 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Review of Autonation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Lewisville, TX

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, always room for advancement

    Cons

    never 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wholesale Parts in Margate, FL
    Former Employee - Wholesale Parts in Margate, FL

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

    Pros

    They deliver what they promise regarding salaries and benefits

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Spokane Valley, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Spokane Valley, WA

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

    Pros

    Training 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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