Advance Auto Parts

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Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
792 Reviews
2.9
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Advance Auto Parts CEO and Director Darren R. Jackson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you know nothing about cars you can learn a lot (in 15 reviews)

  • Team members working together to make a great environment (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't seem to show enough appreciation for store employees (in 69 reviews)

  • Detached upper management who would rather use fear through sharklike district managers than encouragement (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mobil pro

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    can learn a lot about parts

    Cons

    they prefer to hire bilingual

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Enjoyed the management experience, team culture and working environment.

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Great people in the store to work alongside. All very encouraging and capable of mentoring and sharing their knowledge. District Manager was a true leader, always engaged and open to listen and change.

    Cons

    Working hours were extensive as a GM. A lot of heavy lifting required as each position had to share in putting up inventory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help GM's to minimize hours to 50 or less weekly to maximize their energies and productivity. It's important to have a life outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Gained a large amount of knowledge on car parts. Learned what it takes to work well with others. (co-workers/customers)

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to help others. (Translating, finding correct parts)
    Building strong relationships with customers.
    As part-time, Advance works well with one's schedule.

    Cons

    Salary could be upped with more responsibilities being handed over.
    Not somewhere I can see my self as of career wise, its a stepping stone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great while I worked there. There is really not much to say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company that is growing and always looking for opportunities promote internal talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great vision and excellent communications for such a large organizations. The company is always providing opportunities for its team members to learn and develop new talents and skills to be supported in pursuing a desired career path. The company offers an excellent benefit package that is available to all team members.

    Cons

    The company supports internal talent growth and development but the promotional opportunities are not always readily available for internal talent to pursue. The benefits packaage is available to all team members but it is so expensive that many can afford to take advantage of the offerings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the growth path but push benefits to offer creative ways to provide the excellent benefit package in packages that are affordable for ALL team members, hourly and exempt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great part time job

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    Former Employee - Counter Clerk
    Former Employee - Counter Clerk

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Stays busy. Lots of interesting customers

    Cons

    Part time, would like full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good place to work and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Parts Pro in Jamestown, NC
    Current Employee - Mobile Parts Pro in Jamestown, NC

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

    Pros

    lots of learning and room for possible advancement.

    Cons

    key word is POSSIBLE. so don't hold your breath on that raise or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a lot of people may be happy with 8 dollars an hour. but to make most employees truly happy, you have to stop scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to pay rates.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great co-workers but a lack luster corporate system.

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    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Truly helping customers in a rough time, and creating lasting relationships with coworkers.

    Cons

    Goals are adjusted until they are nearly unreachable. Small payoffs for success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more realistic goals for the team members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I am an Auto parts professional.I have been in the auto business for 20+ years and I am a quick learner.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    I am good working with others or alone.I can help supervise people and ber supervised myself without issues.I love my job and enjoy working with the public for the most part.

    Cons

    The pay is lacking.I knew what the pay was when I started but I expected to move up a little faster I guess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company overall. Very well rounded.

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    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team work and goals are easily attainable.
    Great business model.
    Excellent benefits from medical to discounts and promotional gifts.

    Cons

    Promotions usually occur when another store needs fixing. They move people round and if the problem is not taken care of, they tend to shun the blame on the crew that took over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Notice talent when it is presented in front of you. Don't sweat small things and give someone the opportunity to prosper. If they can't handle it, train them on it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good place to work for if your locking for good hours

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    fast pace workplace good hours if your hungry

    Cons

    small roster tuff to take time off with screw the team over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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