Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Micro Managed to the Max

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAM in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - CAM in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company car, computer, phone, gas card and credit card. Somewhat in control of your schedule.

    Cons

    We preach, "service is our best part". We can't serve if we don't have price and availability.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your "Triangle Teams". We are out there,talking to customers face to face, on the phone...every day. Our customers tell us what we need to do to be successful. Your front line teams tell you...during conference calls, web x's, sales force notes..LISTEN. Enough of the meetings...just do what we need to do to win. Our competition operates at around %30 margin. Where do we get off going for over %50? Service may be our "best part", but we will never get the chance to prove it because we are priced too high, AND we don't have the parts. Sucks to be the "biggest", but not the "best" in the commercial world. Our leaders are from the retail sector. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing...just that there is no real world perspective in the commercial market.

  2. full time driver ,the pay is really bad and its unorganized imo

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver in Mason City, IA
    Current Employee - Driver in Mason City, IA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    easy work is the only pro i can give

    Cons

    terrible pay,rules are constantly changing

    Advice to Management

    advice to regional management..............offer more money and these jobs wont have high turnover rate

  3. Helpful (3)

    Terrible on all accounts

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool people in general as coworkers decent benefits for part time

    Cons

    Terrible pay, their priorities are jacked, lots of favoritism, they expect you to stay up on training but pay you like a Walmart greeter.

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  5. Retail sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Independence, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Independence, KY

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Help out people with their vehicle.
    Share and obtain knowledge of different makes and models.
    A marginal discount on parts.
    Easy to obtain job, would be great as a part time opportunity

    Cons

    It's retail
    Again its retail
    Management will make promises of raises or promotions and not hold up their end of the bargain.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Part time experience builder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, MS

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Build experience learn about cars meet a variety of people which could be future oppertunities

    Cons

    Unorganized Unorganized Unorganized Unorganized lack of true leadership no loyalty to people not kissing A

    Advice to Management

    Get heads out of clouds come up with realistic goals and have better promotions and make sales worth it

  7. Helpful (1)

    Don't get your hopes to high.

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

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a fun and flexible job...while it lasted. They ended up pulling the plug on the program and restructuring.

    Cons

    The benefits and overall environment was good. My one complaint is that instead of getting the promotion opportunities we were promised we were passed up and the jobs were handed off to former Car-quest employees to fulfill a contractual obligation of the acquisition.

  8. Decent paying JOB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Pro in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Pro in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401k, sick/vacation time/ fairly regular schedule if you work on the commercial side of things.

    Cons

    Company is always changing focus, it seems they can only care about one aspect of the business at a time. There are no set standards that everyone/ every store is held to, there's almost always at least one or more exceptions to the rule.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees to a standard. It is a guessing game of what is and isn't allowed.

  9. Commercial Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Manager

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Endless opportunities within the organization to grow and take on new roles.

    Cons

    Being a public company, there are times where resources are scaled back, which effects your business and growth.

  10. Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hiram, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hiram, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Scheduled around my school, you definetly gain knowledge in the auto parts industry, i enjoyed working with my coworkers, always busy,

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance, low pay , hours are not very good, you sometimes have to work at different stores just to get your hours, they absolutely do not give raises

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your ask for the pay you want before you get hired because they do not give raises, be ready to work all, changing batteries, putting up truck which can be frustrating, upper management always making up new planograms just to keep you busy.

  11. Message from upper mgmt was consistent and attainable.

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

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Learning about your vehicle and interaction with people.

    Cons

    Too much, "thats not my job" attitude from associates. Ghost

    Advice to Management

    Set standards and stick to them.

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