Lithia Motors

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  1.  

    Sub-par Management that does not listen to their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR

    Pros

    Great co-workers, they are the only reason it's fun to work here.

    Cons

    Managers do not listen to advice from their employees, thinking they are lower than them and therefore talk down to them and constantly deliver snide remarks. Always wondering "what you are doing",...instead of leaving you alone and letting you do your job. Completely understaffed for essential personnel like lot attendants, and then constantly hover and wonder why you can't be in 5 places at once doing everything. Corporate big-wigs have even complained to management that they need to hire sufficient staff and they do not listen. Completely unprofessional management team,...they think they are hot-shots and have ruined my excitement for this field of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wouldn't do any good, they are too short-sighted to see that they are pushing down their talented staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Kind of fun. Positive coworkers. Clean and relatively easy. Donuts every once in awhile and food you can take off your check in advance.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. (Commission or minimum wage, usually minimum wage), no training, no free time, your only as good as last month, threatening of being fired based upon sales month after month after only 1 month of being hired. Good ol boys mentality that if your in your in. Otherwise, it'll be short lived. Sexist staff, unequal privileged new hires based upon management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved management. Some of you were very good to me and treated me well. Others, not so much. Quite the opposite in fact. Train your newhires based upon a fair structure.

  3.  

    The work environment was very stressful. The workload is very overwhelming.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, OR

    Pros

    Nicest Building in town. The pay is ok.

    Cons

    Benefits are not that good compared to other companies I worked for. They are no paid sick days. You don't get holiday pay or paid vacation until after one year of employment. The other company I worked for give you paid holiday pay and paid vacation as soon as you are hired. Not a fun work environment. Managers don't motivate their employees into doing better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve company culture. Get anonymous feedback from employees about how they feel about their managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never ending days of hell

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Ames, IA

    Pros

    Great employees in both sales and service. This particular location has two dealerships on one campus, both high quality imports. Great cars to sell if you have enough inventory.

    Cons

    Extremely abusive management. Old school sales techniques that belong more on a movie screen. Favortism towards those who are doing very well and degrading comments made during sales meetinings towards those who aren't doing as well. Waiting in line in the Sales Managers office to "work a deal" while he is playing with his smart phone or chatting with another person.
    The hours are long and forget about taking a day off. The GM lives and breaths car sales and expects his sales people to do the same. It's a good thing you can't sell cars on Sunday in Iowa otherwise you would not see your family at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take anger management classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dont ever try this!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Roseburg, OR
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Roseburg, OR

    Pros

    Good Structure, management is fun at times but very snooty and only care about themselves when it comes down to it. Not too much in the Pro section sorry its a truly sucky job.

    Cons

    Underpaid compared to other companies, old car dog sales people are very dishonest. Everyone backstabs each other to upper management for favoritism in getting a car deal done. Unethical practices are common company wide and are not talked about but are encouraged to keep your job. Hours are usually 60 to 70 hours plus the nights you stay up worrying about things in bed. Corporate sets unattainable goals that MUST be maiintained each month or you get laughed at in front of all management from parts,service,body shop and office in there weekly meeting and then are on the chopping block! Negoitating needs to get out of the 80's people are more informed its time to change the program SID!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your duffs and help out this is why you gms get 10k a month gsms get 8500 and desk manager get 7k is for you to help out and quit disassociating yourselves with the problems that lower management and sales people comes up with. The whole desk thinks they are gms and they are not! So act like what you get paid!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Worst place I've ever worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, OR

    Pros

    There is no good reason to work here, except maybe your co-workers. I made some good friends here.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, expectation was come in early, stay late, work Saturdays. Vacation time could be earned but if you took any it was seen as a negative. Lots of internal politics and back stabbing. Opportunities for promotion were based more on who you knew than actual performace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with experience outside of the dealership. Realize that you will get more out of employees if they like coming to work and feel like thier being recognized and appreciated for the work they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Attrition Rates From Dissatisfied Employees are Tanking Lithia Motors.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personnel Coordinator  in  Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Personnel Coordinator in Medford, OR

    Pros

    Advancement Opportunity. Entry level opportunities.

    Cons

    Lithia doesn't care about personal aspects of an employee's life. They expect employees to work off the clock, and most employees fear losing their jobs based on the whimsical decisions of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more employee benefits, consider staffing to the demands of dealership performance (especially in sales) rather than unrealistic goals. The goals that are presented are usually arbitry and unattainable, leading to employees feeling as though they are failures, and often, leaving because of the monetary effects of overstaffed sales staff. Reduce attrition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very stressful with horrible upper management makes for a horrible job... and no time off!

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

    Pros

    An entry level job you can get experience in high pressure sales.

    Pay is 100% commission. You can make good money in the summer but other then that they promise high wages and tell you each month is going to be a high sales month just to keep you from quitting.

    Cons

    Crazy 60+ Hour weeks. Makes you want to kill yourself.

    You are forced to work most holidays. You are promised a day off during the week and you end up being forced to come in.

    Make you wait 3 months to get benefits.

    Customers hate you and don't seem to understand its your job to sell them a car.

    Management makes it extremely difficult to make car deals. They make unrealistic goals on everything and yell at you when you can't reach them.

    It's always your fault when a customer doesn't want to buy on their first trip to the dealership.

    You have to pressure people into buying cars and they give you bad survey results afterwords because of it.

    They treat employees like their expendable. Avoid working here unless you are extremely desperate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have managers that are bipolar. Set realistic goals. Don't micro-manage. Don't force employees to work their "day off". Set up pay plans so that missing bonus isn't the norm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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