Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated August 25, 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)

  • There are good team members working there (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • no feedback from upper management (in 69 reviews)

  • The district managers only care for them selves (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, very good support and management. opportunities to grow within your position or to advance within the company. great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    medical insurance is expensive, some departments have all the drama of a high school, very high expectations (not a problem if you have a good work ethic. base pay is very good to start, but annual raises are small and are secondary to the bonus payouts.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to listen to lower level managers and team members who are in the business every day.


  2. Growing Pains

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    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fortune 100 company committed to quality, team member training and carrying premium brands of aftermarket automotive parts. Acquisition of CQ & World Pac looked promising when the deal was inked in early 2014.

    Cons

    Executive management tries to steer market trends from the 30,000 ft. view, instead of listening to the leaders in the field and customer feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the field leadership team's input prior to knee jerk reactions from a corporate cubicle.


  3. Helpful (2)

    systems engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer I in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The schedule can be flexible as long as you meet your commitments on time.

    Cons

    Micro-management from the top down. No room for advancement and limited career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to provide the correct technical solution.


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  5. so...so

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    Former Employee - Key Holder Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Key Holder Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    NO OVER TIME, no ove rtime


  6. part time key holder

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people i worked with, the 20% employee discount was nice, and thats all i really have to say about that.

    Cons

    Part time employee that at some points only had one day off during the week, upper management...... well to say the least is very poor, i felt as if they paid me like crap because they knew i was not planning on making it my career (i was in college)


  7. IT Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Roanoke, VA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work! Fantastic people and dedicated team.

    Cons

    Hiring process. HR could use some remedial training.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people and stay on your current path, it's the right one.


  8. Working at Advance Auto!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

    Pros

    Flexibility, Wok-life-balance, Team, Can, Only, Think, of Three Pros

    Cons

    Promotion, Pay, Development, Management, Communication


  9. Helpful (1)

    working as temporary agent at Advance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have a nice work culture. Everything is geared towards business, which is good in a way since most people know what they are working for and it isn't a laissez-faire type of company.

    Cons

    Hard to get to know some people in the company. Wish I had more room for growth. Contract ended after six months.


  10. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much of an employee discount given.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Office culture is a concern

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cubicle space and privacy is great. This allows for direct focus and concentration on daily job tasks and responsibilities. Compensation and benefits are decent. Food service, cafeteria, and break rooms are excellent.

    Cons

    Training is not thorough and unprofessional behavior is allowed for specific people. I and other co-workers witness a manager verbally assault, bully and threaten an employee. The intimidation kept everyone silent. Being a new-hire with zero rapport I had no choice but to resign days afterwards, because that behavior is unacceptable to me.

    Advice to Management

    Office culture needs more diversity with intention on integrating concepts from all ethnicities that incorporates the company's values. You will see infinite growth internally and externally.



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