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AutoNation Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
233 Reviews
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Pros
  • Also, the opportunities for advancement and promotability (in 8 reviews)

  • Autonation Toyota provides a great work environment (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • We do work long hours; however that is to be expected in the Automotive Industry (in 19 reviews)

  • Change the pay plan to screw the salespeople (even more (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 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
  2.  

    Loved it

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    • 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

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    They treat you well, lots of employee perks.

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    • 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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Review of Autonation

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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
  6.  

    Good work environment.

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    • 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
  7.  

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

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    • 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 an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to complete employee reviews on a regular basis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Fair and Rewarding Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    AutoNation 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.

    Cons

    AutoNation 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    New Hire Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Training - 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)

    Cons

    6 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 ManagementAdvice

    Contact 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One of the Most Fun Jobs!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Leadership and Training. A supportive environment to work in. For being new to auto sales, the managers were very supportive and they're shared your excitement when you closed a sale. The managers all had 10+ years in the business. They were knowledgeable and had worked their way up to becoming a manager. Great Experience!

    Cons

    Too long from hire date to when benefits start.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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