Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Advance Auto Parts CEO and Director Darren R. Jackson
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Pros
  • If you know nothing about cars you can learn a lot (in 15 reviews)

  • There are good team members working there (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • no feedback from upper management (in 69 reviews)

  • The district managers only care for them selves (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Misleading

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive culture of safety and service

    Cons

    Upper management is disengaged from reality

    Advice to Management

    Make the employee a priority


  2. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn about automobile industry they offer a lot of free training With great benefits flexible hours 401k , insurance , stock investment, good paid and loving people.

    Cons

    Sales program by company is based on how much you get paid per hour the more you make the more you have to sale , some customer can be a pain in the .... but just focus and it will be ok

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the top of everything. ..


  3. General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for someone starting out and great for customers. Like so many retail companies today they will bend over backwards for their customers.

    Cons

    All about sales and customers and does not care about the employees on the front line that make the company what it is.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying only about sales. You have had some great employees that have given you their all but have left because they have felt like a number instead of the piece of your company that makes your company work. Hire from within more instead of going outside.


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  5. AAA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent mgt from top to bottom. A great place to earn a good pay for work well done. Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. The owner and management were great people and always treated me and all other employees and customers first rate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to do all the right things that you do. Never compromise and I wish you the best!


  6. Team Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay, Benefits Room for advancement

    Cons

    Upper Management out of the loop

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in day to day activities


  7. Advance Auto parts

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time

    Pros

    Gives you the opportunity to interact with knowledgeable car service shops and develop a better understanding of the automotive service and parts industry, while also being able to help others. Commercial customer base gets to be very handy and friendly.

    Cons

    Many other employees have little knowledge of field and are paid the same as one with years of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to become more aware of automotive systems. Utilize a point of sale system that is easy to use.


  8. District Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Strong focus on commercial accounts and growing this segment

    Cons

    Loss of culture in recent years, value of Team Members has been deminished

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate or Review the impact of losing tenured Team Members


  9. AAP

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Lodi, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Lodi, CA

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

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

    Pros

    very supportive upper management that wants to see internal growth within the company. with that being said growth is still in the beginning stages on the west coast.

    Cons

    Nothing negative that I can say about Advance other than things that they can not control such as the amount of time it takes to convert the CQ stores into Advance stores. The company is going to experience great growth in the upcoming years and I'm excited that I'm going to be part of it.

    Advice to Management

    the most important thing as a company we can do is retain and develop our teammates if as a company we can continue to do that we will continue to be the best after market part supplier in the industry.


  10. Sales Pro

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oxford, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oxford, MS

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Can be fun if the co-workers are nice people. Not too hard of a job, learn a lot about cars.

    Cons

    Can get very boring, mostly do the same things day in and day out. Pay isnt anything special

    Advice to Management

    Not much too change, but if there is a way to make the job less boring that would be awesome.


  11. Commercial Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Big company with the ability to not just advance in position but relocate across the country. Good benefits and pay also goes a long way.

    Cons

    Just as in any big company, there are bosses and there are leaders and this company has its share of both.



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