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Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
815 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.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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..."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Satisfied! Great job for someone looking to gain entry into management.

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    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Working within management allows you to learn and expand your knowledge of owning a part of the business. Benefits are outstanding. You also get to teach and lead the team to success.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about. Satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, I'm satisfied with management.

    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.  

    Lots of energy and enthusiasm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Great company and great team. Making the right investments in the company to truly achieve success. The mission to Be The Best is definitely on its way!

    Cons

    Need more diversity of experience from other industries and market segments. Need to cross pollenate from other parts of the organization as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your leadership is spot on. Use caution in assuming that the rate of growth will continue. Yes, we'll continue to grow, but let's examine more closely how/where we grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Parts Pro
    Current Employee - Mobile Parts Pro

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

    Pros

    Great management! Helps create a work-life balance that works for you. Works with your schedule. Everyone gets along great! Team really works together for the success of the company.

    Cons

    Some employees are less empowered to make decisions needed to fulfill customer needs. Repetitive work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    General Manager

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    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Slow during the holidays, salary managers only asked to work 50 hrs per week. Good paid time off, company values family

    Cons

    No set training program for employees looking to move up in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They may have it now but if not, a structure curriculum for new team members and employees looking to grow in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Job

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

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Pay is good.Leadership is great,Great sick and VAC time.

    Cons

    Slow on getting to move up the chain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work hard and earn a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    AAP is constantly searching for new leadership. If you want to work hard, service your customers better than your competitors, and transition from "job" to "Career". AAP is the place!

    Cons

    AAP is competitive... If your looking for a job that will promote from tenure, this might not be the place for you. With that said, if your looking for a career opportunity that will reward those that take initiative, AAP is for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to spend some money on technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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