In 1996, the Asbury Automotive Group was started by a group of automotive executives who believed in the power of a dealer partnership that stretched from coast to coast. Today, Asbury is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States and one of the hottest.
Presently, the Asbury Automotive Group operates 28 automotive brands and 97 franchises in 10 states including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas and Virginia. Asbury is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
Through its 9 individually-branded dealer groups, many of which are some of the most respected names in their markets, Asbury sells, finances and services a diverse range of foreign and domestic automotive brands. For the driven and ambitious, it presents a unique opportunity to get on the fast track to management growth, success and exponential financial gain.
You have the world of business in front of you, with one chance to make your mark. Before you decide which corner of the retail world you want to conquer, consider the following:
Total annual retail sales of automobiles in the U.S. are approximately $1 trillion - twice as large as the supermarket industry and 10 times larger than consumer electronics.
Asbury is a multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded company (NYSE:ABG) whose innovative management structure gives managers the flexibility to run day-to-day operations with the support and economies-of-scale of a larger corporate infrastructure. This promotes and rewards the entrepreneurial spirit as well as team accomplishment.
Asbury is capitalizing on a high proportion of luxury and midline import franchises and should generate above-average revenue growth. Our platform brands are leaders in their markets, and with incentivized management at every level, Asbury is primed for growth both organically and through acquisition
Asbury provides three types of medical coverage through United HealthCare (UHC): Premium, Standard and Basic plans. Asbury also provides prescription drug benefits through Medco, a subsidiary of UHC.
Asbury offers two types of dental coverage for you and your family through United HealthCare --- Basic Dental and Dental Plus.
Asbury's vision plan is administered by UHCs subsidiary, OptumHealth Vision.
At no cost to you, Asbury provides basic life insurance coverage, plus benefits for Accidental Death and Personal Loss. If you wish to have additional life insurance, you can elect to purchase supplemental life insurance coverage for yourself, your spouse and children through our supplier Aetna.
Short-term and Long-term Disability Plans
Short-term disability (STD) will provide you a weekly payment if you are disabled and unable to work beyond a certain number of days. Long-term disability (LTD) will provide you a payment if your disability extends over 26 weeks. Both plans are administered by Aetna.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Asbury offers the following FSA plans so that you can have convenient payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis, and set the money aside to pay for certain eligible expenses, as shown below:
HealthCare Spending Account: you may use the pretax dollars deducted from your paycheck to pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental, or vision expenses such co-pays, deductibles, co-insurances, etc.
Dependent-Care Spending Account: you can use the pretax dollars to pay child or elderly care and save the taxes on these payments.
Adoption Assistance Account: you may use the pretax dollars to pay for court costs, travel expenses, attorney fees or adoption fees and save taxes.
The 401(k) Plan is an excellent way to save for your retirement. Fidelity offers many choices of investment funds, and you can defer up to 75% of your pay on a pre-tax basis.
Employee Assistance Program
EAP is provided at no charge to you, and gives you and your family various types of resources including financial planning, counseling, referrals to day-care or elderly care, legal services and more. You or a family member can make a confidential call to EAP 24 hours a day.
Asbury understands the importance of a work/life balance. With that in mind, we provide vacation and holidays under the paid time off policy for full-time employees. In addition, the following types of leave of absence are provided:
In classroom and on-the-job training, you'll get the early responsibilities and opportunities you need to learn every aspect of the automotive business including retail sales, customer management, finance and insurance, sales management and profitability. Plus, you'll enjoy quarterly progress reviews and a mentor program that gives you access to senior executives with a lifetime of experience.
If you're looking for an accelerated program to a management position; looking to sell a product that everyone knows and loves; and desire compensation of salary, bonus, medical benefits and 401(k), look no further than the Asbury Automotive Group.
o ATI: Asbury Technical Institute
o College Internships
o MIT for Recent Grads & Military
ATI: Asbury Technical Institute
Asbury Automotive Group is a dynamic company known for its solid growth in sales, and team-oriented work environment. We provide opportunities for career growth and advancement to employees at all levels. In order to meet the demand in growth and train our own talent, Asbury decided to start our own technical institute.
Asbury Technical Institute, a fixed operations training center, is Asbury Automotive Group’s first center located in Atlanta, Georgia!
The ATI program is a 12 week course led by experienced service trainers. The classes are designed to train on the fundamentals of the shop, from engine systems, transmissions, suspension, steering, brakes, electrical, heating and air conditioning, as well as safety. The program was designed with manufacturers to make sure we were meeting the industries demand in skill set.
If you’re looking for a company with a career path and with an extraordinary company in an exciting city, ATI is the place for you!
Why a Certificate with ATI?
• Experienced instructor led service trainers
• Team-oriented environment
• Hands-on experience with both import and domestic brands
• Courses designed around manufacturer requirements
• Duration of classes, 8 hours and in a dealership shop
• Paid salary while in training
• Career placement into a dealership and a tool kit upon graduation of the course
ATI is searching to invest in excited, dedicated individuals
who have the drive to succeed, stay with the company, and grow!
Prior to enrollment each candidate should possess the following:
• Verbal and written communications skills
• Technical aptitude
• Attention to detail
• Problem solving ability
• Previous course work in an automotive shop
This entry-level course provides automotive technicians with the
basic skill set to be able to safely perform common tasks relating
to a vehicle inspection and correction of identified issues.
Asbury Automotive Summer Internship Program
Get a Jump Start on your Career
Are you a current college sophomore or junior? Do you have a passion for people and a strong interest in a retail management career path? Consider spending your summer working in a position for a Fortune 500 company in one of the world’s fastest growing and changing industries: Asbury Automotive!
This is more than a summer job. The Asbury Automotive Summer Internship is a great bridge from college to the real world. It will provide you with valuable employment experience at one of our stores. You’ll gain practical experience while interacting with some of the nicest customers and hottest new vehicles on the market. During this paid internship you will get an in-depth look at the real automotive industry with two-week rotations in: sales, service, parts and accounting. We also offer internships at the corporate level in various departments.
Real World Rewards. At the conclusion of the internship, high performers will have the opportunity to interview for a full-time position in our Management in Training Program (MIT) following graduation.
Real World Advantages. Asbury Automotive is a great place to get started on your career path. Our proven record of promotion from within and strong training programs help to offer a unique opportunity for qualified candidates.
Manager in Training (MIT)
The management in training (MIT) program is designed to develop and train recent college graduates and military officers for future leadership opportunities. We focus on hiring a diverse pool of trainees who can be placed in leadership roles throughout our stores and that are open to relocation. The MIT program is designed to take you from a sales associate to a general sales manager role within 7-8 years. Then be evaluated for as a potential general manager candidate. The step is a general introduction and observation of all departments of the dealership. The next step is taking on each role in a dealership:
• Sales associate
• Finance manager
• New car manager
• Used car manager
• General sales manager
You spend 12-24 months in each role within the dealership. There are monthly progress meetings with a regional mentor and their direct report. To help guide you through the MIT performance expectations outlined for each position before moving forward.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Asbury Automotive full-time for less than a yearPros
Family-like atmosphere, no more as of yet.Cons
None yet, just started working here.Advice to ManagementAdvice
NoneRecommendsPositive OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Asbury Automotive in April 2014.Interview Details
New Dealership opening up, was in the hiring process, and were taking applications online and setting interviews. Initially went to interview for sales position, but knew that their were other openings available, if I was not in consideration for a sales job. Was then offered a position as a porter.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- Basic questions. Name a time you dealt with a difficult customer, and what did you do to help the situation. Answer Question
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Asbury Automotive Group has made a living out of being large. The company oversees about 80 dealerships, which operate 100 auto franchises, in about a dozen states, including the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Virginia. The dealerships sell some 30 different brands of US and foreign new and used vehicles. (Imports account for about 85% of sales.) Asbury also offers...
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