Keystone Automotive Operations

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    Former Employee - Dedicated Driver in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Dedicated Driver in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time (Less than a year)

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    I really loved the hours of my deliveries

    Cons

    They have a no rider policy

    Advice to Management

    Allow a rider for those long trips


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    Anonymous Employee in Exeter, PA
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    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Keystone Automotive Operations (Exeter, PA) in March 2015.

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    Discrimination in the interview

    It took 3 months from applying/sending in resume to get a response regarding the job position. The manager reviewed my qualifications over the phone, seemed upbeat and scheduled a formal interview 3 days later.

    I met with 3 managers at once. My years of experience, qualifications and credentials for the position were more than adequate. It seemed as though the conversation centered around if I was a fit for the company.

    2 of the managers spoke out of turn of their customers. "Half of our customers have their moms or girlfriends do their book work" one said derisively. Another said complacently, "We don't compete on price." Their attitude seemed like business will fall right into their lap, no need to be competitive, customers are ignorant and we take advantage of that. I queried some relevant questions regarding the position and listened carefully.

    Then in the middle of the interview something odd happened. The hiring manager who called me in just 3 days prior said this job I'm applying for is the "junior sales rep." [An entry, low paying job I'm overqualified for]. I've never experience a bait-and-switch like this in an interview. Manager continued, "we hired the inside sales rep from within the company." Manager turns head looking for reassurance to the other 2 continues "it usually takes 6 months, a year and we promote."

    So poof! The job I applied for and interviewed disappeared in the middle of the interview. I'm qualified for position, carried myself in a professional manner and appearance, the only thing that changed was they met me in person.

    And guess what? Week after I got the "we're sorry" letter, the position is back online, open and looking for applicants.

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Website www.keystoneautomotive.com
Headquarters Exeter, PA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

One of the largest automotive parts distributors in North America, Keystone Automotive Operations (KAO) keeps its logistics plan locked in place. The company provides more than 600 lines of automotive parts and accessories to some 17,000 customers (mostly small specialty retailers and installers) in the US, Canada, and about 40 other countries. KAO operates four warehouses and nearly 25 stocking facilities throughout North America, and customers can place their orders by phone or through the firm's website. KAO also runs more than 20 retail stores in Pennsylvania under the... More

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