Advance Auto Parts

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Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
786 Reviews
2.9
786 Reviews
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Advance Auto Parts CEO and Director Darren R. Jackson
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459 Ratings

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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    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 an 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
  7.  

    Deliver Driver

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Pros

    Not bad to work,but they do not give u hours,never gonna be fulltime .

    Cons

    All is bad when comes to have a weekend or a family issue,bad pay and benefits...meh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Psy more and give hours..make full time people you got money to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great company overall. Very well rounded.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Times have changed

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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

    You will learn a lot about cars and business if you are determined. Not a bad place to start after high school. Make sure it is temporary.

    Cons

    Executives are bleeding the company dry. It used to be a great place to work. Good luck finding knowledgable employees bc auto parts stores are turning into your local family dollar. Quality parts are becoming cheaper. Try Napa or buy online for a discount from another retailer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the frontlne, they know what is going on. Mbas and managers are not all purpose. This is a specialized field that takes knowledge to do. Walmart employees and managers won't work well here. Best buy managers don't belong in the exec suite.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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