AutoZone

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AutoZone Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
749 Reviews
2.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a 20% discount on everything except special order parts (in 36 reviews)

  • You can learn a lot about cars if you're around the right people (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management wants employees to be a door mat and let everyone walk over them (in 65 reviews)

  • part time assets as to avoid the new Health Care laws as best as they could (in 43 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stable company with a strong business plan.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company does care about the individual.
    Follows it's values and core operating guidelines.
    CEO right down to the first line manager have contact with the hourly employees and vise versa.
    Lots of room to grow.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is slightly skewed toward work. Mostly due to constant growth and finding the right person for jobs.
    Salary is competitive and benefits are good.
    Holiday work, although it is the norm in this industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at AutoZone

    Pros

    Not the best at all wow

    Cons

    More pay better cars wow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a good advice too employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It is retail, nothing more, nothing less.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoZone

    Pros

    Being able to help those in need figure out an issue. It is fast paced in some stores, great opportunities to move up quickly. Competitive sales environment.

    Cons

    Some of the dress code policy is a little too strict. Some "team" members are extremely lazy, due to termination policies, it is easier said then done to terminate someone. Employee training is minimal and mostly learned on the fly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Vice president started out as a part time sales associate. Don't ever forget where you started. Look at incorporating a small commission on certain items per period as a pay incentive for those at the bottom of the food chain to control their salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Would be a very rewarding career if they paid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parts Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Parts Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Simple computer system. Achievable goals. working as a team brings success to your store. The customers are awesome, helping people is a great reward, and autozone actually cares about their customers. You can bend, change, and down right break rules to satisfy a customer with no consequence to you. Good core values. Honestly just a good fun job. You represent autozone , that is what they pay you to do (keep their stores nice too). Pretty simple job that's surprisingly rewarding with personal and professional challenges. A job is what you put into it, if you go into this thinking it's a low paying crap job, that is most likely how your going to feel when you leave. I took a different approach, and enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Very low pay. I wish this company would take bigger steps to make this a career, cause let's be honest, the pay is very consistent with a gas station clerk. This company prefers a high turn over, they have minimized the expense to hire someone to like nothing. They found a loop hole in uniforms, so you get to buy your stupid red shirt or whatever color and pants. The computer system they have is so simple a customer could probably cash themselves out. There is a check and balance system that is bullet proof. You are expendable here, it's sad really. Your there to smile ask questions and push buttons. Autozone has really pulled out of "special parts" and really kept to the Walmart style of buisness. They are a successful company, if you were ever lucky enough to work in any of the positions above store manager, career, anything below is a paycheck. Promotion would be the only reason to stick around, it's sad really. But honestly there really smart. if I where head of the company I would change a few things, but I knew the pay when I started, no benefits, no vacation, no sick days, no set schedule, it's a gas station job seriously. I prefer this to a gas station, I like the parts and stuff, I've worked here a couple different times between jobs and it's been a good arrangement. Autozone is everywhere so just cause the job sucks, don't burn this bridge, it's a good little life safer to make a couple bucks between jobs or something like that. Honestly that's all this job is and trust me, autozone doesn't care if you stay or go. So stay positive, leave on good terms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really, autozone has really taken the guess work and hard decisions from management. There is a policy for EVERYTHING. Store managers are there to over see everything and drive sales, hire and fire, insure people are doing their jobs, and complete autozone appointed management tasks. Yep, even management can be replaced and don't have a huge influence on the job, unless of course, they are mean controlling freaks. This company runs on auto pilot from district manager down. It has been my experience that they promote people to store manager who have been there for years, a promotion out of professional courtesy from autozone. Almost a test... "if you can make it 4 years on our starting wage without dieing from starvation or a disease that couldn't be treated cause we don't offer benefits, we now shall pay you a respectable wage with health care, you have earned it. Now go! Get checked out by a doctor please"! Congratulations autozone for your success and profits, your employees make 10 to 15 thousand year... yes I said a year. Guess success is in the eyes of the be holder. But hey! You are my favorite oh crap there is nothing else job. Keep your prices low and your employees stupid autozone, I hope I live to see a fair wage and health care be the torch to guide our corporations , I pray for more jobs in our country , so places are FORCED to pay a livable wage. In closing, I do thank you for hiring me in my times of need, you have a great company, I would have stayed longer but we couldn't afford our mortgage and food. I'll consider moving my family to a box in an alley so I can work there. And you guys will pray we don't get sick right? Goodbye

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great job atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parts Manager in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Parts Manager in Palm Bay, FL

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

    Pros

    Great at working with your schedule

    Cons

    lack of training for new hired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager's are not fair when giving rotating weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Princeton, WV
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Princeton, WV

    I worked at AutoZone part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn sales tactics for products, co workers are nice, several shifts to work from, room to grow

    Cons

    Some late nights, Pay isn't great, even at management level, stocking supplies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the employees at a higher rate to ensure that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at AutoZone

    Pros

    it is Fairly easy work. There are Fairly friendly people. It has an easy computer system to figure out.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great. Sometimes the gray shirts can be lazy and make the red shirts do everything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyed Working as a Temp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at AutoZone as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    This was an easy to understand position that I was recruited for. I simply had to answer phones and enter data for someone taking a maternity leave.

    Cons

    I was rarely given any direction. I had to make up jobs for myself--which worked for me since I am self-starter, but for someone that wants more interaction, it would be pretty boring!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though there are contractors, make sure to be helpful to new faces. They would really appreciate it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    AtuoZone is good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoZone

    Pros

    I go to school and they are.really good at working around.my schedule.

    Cons

    Small pay kinda makes it rough.for the many hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good experience good chances of moving up with the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parts Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Parts Sales Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at AutoZone

    Pros

    ability to be promoted within the company

    Cons

    no 60 day trial period for employees , underpaid compared to competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more power to store management instead of micro management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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