Advance Auto Parts
2.8 of 5 603 reviews
www.advanceautoparts.com Roanoke, VA 5000+ Employees

Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 603 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

Advance Auto Parts CEO and Director Darren R. Jackson

Darren R. Jackson

(354 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
603 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in

Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Can move up quickly and learn a lot about cars"
    in 12 reviews
  • "I have worked with some very good people, too bad the company doesn't recognize them"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management doesn't seem to show enough appreciation for store employees"
    in 51 reviews
  • "Most store managers have lost the ability to manage their stores due to new district manager"
    in 21 reviews
  • Show more review highlights

Reviews

    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good company on the move.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, MN

    ProsReally good leadership team, fair pay with a good work/life balance. With the acquisition of GPI, AAP became the largest aftermarket automotive parts retailer in North America. The sky really is the limit for this company.

    ConsUnfortunately the Minnesota office is closing and getting relocated to Raleigh, NC. While relocation packages are more than fair, it's a tough decision to pick up and move your family to keep a position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStability. Five years ago Minneapolis office was created and now shut down. Jobs were moved from VA to MN and are now going to CA or NC.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    New business development.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company culture, not too big, easy to navigate and very collaborative, solution based thinking.

    ConsHigh focus on shrinking SG&A which is overall good for company health but translates to very small or no annual increases for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Unrealistic goals expectation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people I worked with were great, fun people to work with. It was a real team effort. I had one of the best managers I have ever had thus far in my 25+ years of working

    ConsThey are way too focused on goals and meeting sales projection, to the point where there was no longer any job enjoyment or satisfaction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up on the extremely unatainable goals. You're at the mercy of the customer. You can push a product untilthe cows come home, if they dont want to buy it they wont, and those goals may not be met for that day. DIY is always going to be that way, period.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    a truly great employer

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Lafayette, MN

    Prosgreat benefits and healthcare pkg

    Consa true retail job in a great city

    Advice to Senior Managementget more staff

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great company--located in small town, but delivers big results

    Marketing (Former Employee)

    Proscompany values, employee communications, opportunity for growth

    ConsThere was no work/life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Advance?

    Key Holder Saleperson (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people at Advance do really know their stuff, and when they don't they want to find the answer. Advance has a good model to work from in the auto parts field.

    ConsLogistics are horrible, inventory a nightmare and no one seems to care. Upper management is unresponsive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the best that Autozone, O'Reilly and NAPA offer and combine it with what we do well and no one will touch Advance. Realize that most of your success comes IN SPITE of upper management, not because of it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Top line sales is all that matters, at any cost.

    General Manager (Former Employee)
    Ocala, FL

    ProsAbility for growth/promotion and stability if you kiss enough butt. Simple job with good customer service skills you can do well.

    ConsEmployee morale is at all time low. Company will never back you up. Old school buddy system rules all. They will use you up and throw you away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on team morale and motivation. Your customers will receive a better experience from happier employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Solid Company

    Commercial Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsCompany training to ensure success of employees. Many opportunities for advancement if you chose to pursue career with them.

    ConsLow pay for lower level staff. Company is not flexible when it comes to local policies that would increase local sales. Computer system used to perform job tasks is slow and not user friendly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview pay scales in order to retain good talent. Rework the computer APAL system for speed of use.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    Working At Advance was an ok experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule and the ability to transfer in and out of state easily. 20 % off parts

    ConsPay is ok to pay the bills, hours constantly cutting by over crowding the stores.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop Over staffing your stores

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Pretty good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIndividual teams are great, fun to work with.

    ConsCommunication between stores and corporate is not the greatest.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Advance Auto Parts? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Advance Auto Parts reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Advance Auto Parts CEO Darren R. Jackson. All 603 reviews posted anonymously by Advance Auto Parts employees.