Genuine Parts Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, good pay and the company has great respect for work/life balance. If you need to take time for something, GPC is always willing to work with you.

    Cons

    Quotas can be very demanding at times, and everything at GPC is about quotas. In the sales side, can be very long grueling hours just to close deals. Lots of travel required.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Credible

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    Former Employee - President in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - President in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Conservative consistently ethical shareholder focus.

    Cons

    Risk averse to getting out of comfort zone.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of comfort zone

  3. Helpful (1)

    Outside Sales. The best company I have ever worked for! The best in the business and second to none in the industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Mesa, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products. Great factory support! Fantastic upper management support. All around the best company around. Full product lines. You have a product for every customer you call on. From Balkamp to Undercar.

    Cons

    I have worked for NAPA at different times and I do not have any issues with the company for all the years I was with them..

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    A strong company that continues to grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Technical Writer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Genuine Parts as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company (the division I worked for) looks for professionally skilled, responsible people who initiate solutions that work toward making the company more efficient.

    Cons

    The challenges at this company aren't 'Cons', but rather opportunities for professional growth among this busy group. If you're someone who's willing to contribute to their ideals for greater organization and management, and willing to show yourself as expert in an area of need, you'll be valued and supported as much as possible.

  6. Great place to work for those that understand a corporate machine.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has made great strides in becoming up to date with technology. Culture is conservative, but VERY friendly. People come first not just in talk, but in practice. Management is not oblivious. Most employees are very driven and very loyal. Promotion from within is very likely. Many diverse areas of work and is somewhat easy to move to a new position/department.

    Cons

    Things change slowly (large corporation). More red tape than is needed. Slower to adapt to new technologies. Sometimes does not understand when to kill a project and start over. Career development can be tough to get from management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating people the way you want to be treated. There is a reason people work there so long. You guys are a monolith in the market, put some innovation into the space .

  7. Safe, stable, and fun environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Administrative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Administrative in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Let's clear some fog from other reviews. Regardless of the company, there will always be those who feel entitled or more valuable than they actually are. Consistent, accurate work is rewarded. I've personally witnessed several people move about within the company, from position to position. I also know of several corporate employees who were once NAPA store associates. Anyone that says there's no movement within the company isn't looking or lacks the aptitude to fill a position.

    There are several physical corporate locations that are under the GPC umbrella; I'll comment on 3100 in Wildwood. A former IBM building located in a wooded area with covered parking and access to Chattahoochee natural trail system. There's a small cafe open for breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Beverage coolers are located on all building levels and are stocked with sodas and juices (this also includes the HQ building).

    401K and health benefits are excellent and there's no shortage of options to choose from.

    Salaries are competitive with any other Fortune 200 company. If you're offered a position, most of us know that this is the time to negotiate salary and PTO options. Being corporate, annual reviews are precise and timely. Annual bonuses, if applicable, which are comprised of company, department, and personal goals, are also precise and timely. Pay increases are generally based upon annual reviews and are reflected annually.

    For those considering an IT position, you'll be glad to know that the majority of the teams are full of talented professionals. There are exceptions to every team. Depending on department/group, you'll most likely receive new computer hardware and the option to either select a mobile device (iPhone or Android) or use your own and receive a stipend.

    Pending project timelines, 40+ hours a week is not unheard of, although this stands mostly anywhere. There's great flexibility in work schedules but the policy seems to float between managers. Some of us work from home 2+ days a week. Comp time is also given to those who work outside normal duty hours. Training opportunities for professional certifications are available on an annual basis but out-of-state course requests will be denied.

    Cons

    GPC is definitely built on older principles and values. This isn't necessarily a negative blow; check the stock prices and annual profits since the late 50's. That being said, the "slow and steady" mentality is applied to all groups which can prevent creative thinking or disruptive innovation from taking root. I do believe this is slowly changing and will continue to develop as the younger generation replaces 30+ year employees.

    Depending on your manager/director and their management style, this may or may not be the place for you. While some managers and their employees are very continent, others are living a nightmare. To this degree, upper management within the VP, C, and E levels lack a lending ear.. This mentally wears the good, competent employees to the point of exhaustion, then resignation. Seeing people move about in the company, I've also seen people remove themselves entirely from the company due to poor management.

    No jeans with the exception of Fridays. <- This makes no sense to me...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, loosen up the tie a bit, and most importantly, have fun.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Accounts payable

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Accounting in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Salary caps, No position growth, no bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Managament is great

  9. Helpful (1)

    Employees are treated extremely well.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Operator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Computer Operator in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Longevity. Security. Great supervisors. My experience here has been great. The health insurance is good. What makes this particular position really amazing is the people you work with. Most of the employees have been working with the company for more than 20 years, which says a lot about the company.

    Cons

    The site itself is not a good building. The building was built in the early 80's and shows it. They do take good care of the place but without a budget for upgrading the facilities there is not much they can do.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to upgrade the facilities as you get the budget.

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