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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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2.7 33 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

Genuine Parts Chairman, President, and CEO Tom Gallagher

Tom Gallagher

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A strong company that continues to grow.

    Technical Writer (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

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

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    IT Administrator (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsCompany 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.

    ConsThings 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 Senior ManagementKeep 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 .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Safe, stable, and fun environment

    IT Administrative (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsLet'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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Accounting (Current Employee) Duluth, GA

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsSalary caps, No position growth, no bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagament is great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Employees are treated extremely well.

    Computer Operator (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementContinue to upgrade the facilities as you get the budget.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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