Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated April 17, 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)

  • 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. Great Company, Super Culture!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very action oriented. Good team synergy. Welcomes cross training and inter-departmental function. Lots of learning and training opportunities as well as advancement from within.

    Cons

    Must be part of the "in-crowd", easy to become alienated and isolated leading to negative atmosphere and reduced productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Need to foster more transparency to nurture individual consciousness, function and creativity. Discourage clique mentality which negatively effects esteem and productivity.

  2. parts pro

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    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Parker Highlands, CO
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Parker Highlands, CO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

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

    Pros

    Great crew to work with. They teach you how things are done the right way.

    Cons

    Location, not a lot of business

  3. Good company, low pay

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    Former Employee - Sales Person
    Former Employee - Sales Person

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

    Pros

    Learned more about cars than I already did. Gained some good experience dealing with a variety of different people with different needs.

    Cons

    The pay is almost embarrassing in relation to the amount of work and what they expect of us. The reason Advance is number 1 is because of it's customer service. Pay needs to be better.

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  5. A great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time

    Pros

    The people and business ethics

    Cons

    there were no real cons as a part time employee

  6. Easy, but long hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy part-time job, the company provides adequate training in automotive systems for counter-persons'.

    Cons

    Long hours, no fixed schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling and training in Management Operations for General Managers/Assistant Managers. Instill better corporate culture.

  7. PeopleSoft Administrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly people, lots of change and new experiences

    Cons

    low salaries, zero professional development

  8. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly flexible work schedules. Generally management in tune with your career growth aspirations.

    Cons

    Very rigid structure and environment is sometimes not conducive to innovation.

  9. Retail Parts Pro

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    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro in Allentown, PA

    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

    Co-workers
    Atmosphere
    Used to have sales bonus opportunities and "spifs"
    Flexible work schedule when needed

    Cons

    Typical corporate pressure to do better sales
    Aggressively pushing "project packs" and other add on sales

    Advice to Management

    With the acquisition of Carquest and the integration of both companies, utilizing the best from both is a great start. Overall we understand you're trying to help the customer do their best and only make one trip to the store with the add-ons, but it also pushes long time customers away when they know what they need, yet every time they walk in the door, the employees are supposed to push the product of the month or other add-on to boost sales.

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    Retail Parts Pro Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    They will move you up quickly if you come to work and put forth the effort to sale.

    Cons

    The pay sucks and you won't get many hours unless you're in full-time management.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more if you would like to keep them.

  11. Great company to work for. They really care about their employees. Managers were great too.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay; The company appreciates their employees; Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Not much of an employee discount given.

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