Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Salesperson

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    Former Employee - Retail Salesperson in Trujillo Alto, PR
    Former Employee - Retail Salesperson in Trujillo Alto, PR

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

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

    Pros

    Very friendly place to work, it gives you the opportunity to develop yourself in different tasks.

    Cons

    If you're looking for a full-time job it's really dificult to find it here.

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  5. Best job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RPP in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - RPP in Tampa, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of hands on management experience

    Cons

    Brakes are too short and RPP should get paid more for the knowledge they must have

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be able to promote from within

  6. Salesman

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary for starting out people.

    Cons

    Not enough money per week.

  7. I would go back to work for them in a heartbeat.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Advance was a great place I had fun learning new things everyday there. They helped me understand more about cars then I thought I knew. Ricky and the rest of the crew were always there to help me when I needed it. I miss them and would love to go back to work for them.

    Cons

    Only thing I had a problem with when I worked there was some of the products were to heavy for me to lift.

  8. Solid employer with set expectations at every position.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Norfolk, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Advance is the largest automotive parts retailer in the world. That allows a lot of room for growth in a great deal of directions as far as a career path.

    Cons

    Starting out with the company will set you at a low end of the pay scale. There is no room for not meeting set expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to follow the path you are on. The company direction is great and I will continue to follow and hopefully one day lead.

  9. Hated to leave

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

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time

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

    Pros

    Had a great team atmosphere; heavily involved in community programs locally and nationally. Good pay and benefits, including discounted stock purchase plan. Very casual work environment. My department had great leadership.

    Cons

    Communications lacking. Multiple levels of management seemed to dilute the message-- hard to communicate a consistent message across 70,000 employees. Very capable IT department but burdened by Many projects.
    HR not as responsive as they should be: Even internal applicants were often not informed of status.

    Advice to Management

    Start with HR: Individually and collectively there are lots of great and capable people but they do not seem to understand the importance of keeping business partners informed. To me, this group should be the Most communicative but everyone just shakes their head and says "well, that's HR..."

  10. Helpful (3)

    Great company!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    they treat their employees more than fair and they also have one heck of a benefits package not to mention excellent opportunities for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    I personally don't consider this a bad thing but with the constant growth and change with the success of the company comes new things to learn and train on weekly.

  11. World of difference than other parts houses

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, awesome/intuitive mnagement, tons of freedom, extreme discounts and deals, plentiful education and knowledge, rapid raises and promotions

    Cons

    None for me so far, ive worked at a variety of stores in this chain but theyre all great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work on being human and not corporate robots.

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