American Tire Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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  1. Great exp. at ATD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Tire

    Pros

    very nice area, nice working environment, good work life balance, great community, great training

    Cons

    salary wasn't that competitive, but it's not that costly for living in that area

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Would you rather be a Name or a Number??

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    Former Employee - Outside Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Outside Account Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at American Tire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Account Managers can make good money for the tire industry. Ok base pay with a lucrative bonus structure & car allowance. Big Company that continues to grow…FAST!!

    Cons

    Company is on its third buy out in just over 10 years and has been put on a fast grow expansion across the country. Biggest complaint from employees is the feeling of being number and not a face. If numbers to not look good for the company 401K match it the first to go. ATD has a tendency to change the rules as it goes and it of course is always in their favor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Political Environment

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    Current Employee - Manager in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Huntersville, NC

    I have been working at American Tire

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    The corporate office is ran on favoritism and the good old boy mentality. They protect whom they want to protect regardless of the impact to the company and working environment. As large as the company is it should be outsourcing their payroll and benefits to a vendor as this would alleviate payroll inaccuracies and benefit inquiries and changes could handled online through the vendor. ATD is so behind the times in technology, HR, and employee relations. ATD would rather pay big salaries and bonuses to incompetent upper management and their assistants than to invest in programs and technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you set the bar of high expectations but do not provide adequate training and guidance you are setting the person up for failure. Stop conforming and allowing those individuals who have been there forever and a day to influence your decision making process. Truth be told the entire HR management dept. needs an overhaul. A consultant company definitely needs to come aboard and implement strategic HR principles and practices as the current HR. dept. lacks leadership and competencies to a fault. How some of them got their title and positions is an enigma.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Not bad. Also Not Great.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Employee
    Former Employee - Warehouse Employee

    I worked at American Tire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Some positions pay an allowance for a car and gas.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Management expects too much without paying enough. Poor opportunity for advancement. Very high turnover rate at the branch I worked for. Route drivers took off way too many days without enough notice leaving the warehouse short handed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving better raises to people who stay longer. I worked here for 3 years and only saw a .25 increase in my wage and never exceeded my sick days, didnt complain, worked hard, but no one paid attention to it...so I quit. DO NOT ASK PEOPLE TO DO SOMEONE ELSES JOB. If it is someones job to be in the warehouse full time, do not ask them to drive a truck or show up for someone elses shift. I hated the fact that I worked my tail off and was never given any recognition. The people in the warehouse do way more work than anyone else and deserve to be treated thusly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Tire

    Pros

    compensation is above average for industry

    Cons

    lack of training, you only move up if you suck up, management wants yes people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get in the frontlines, have round tables and go see's. Take a hard look at cost efficiency at the DC levels. Provide more consistency for how the DC's are run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. OK working experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Tire

    Pros

    Some opportunity for growth for VERY driven employees.

    Cons

    If you're not upper-level management, you don't get much respect from vendors or other department managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good, but declining. Losing site of employee and customer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at American Tire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    generally there are some fun and interesting people that work in both corporate and the field albeit it is hard to tell in times of stress like right now. Benefits are good not great and pay is good for the industry if you are above the entry level.

    Cons

    Dated HR practices. Poor pay for warehouse and driver personnel and a lack of understanding of value added distribution. The company is in year 5 of ownership by a large PE and is being shopped publicly and privately. This has resulted in a real disconnect between anyone in S and C level management and the remainder of the company. Employees and even the customer are suffering because of it. Pushing very hard for growth and potentially building a house of cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down. Make some small tweaks with HR practices to throw a morale bone to the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. A fast -pace environment that requires skills and focus.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Operations Supervisor in Totowa, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operations Supervisor in Totowa, NJ

    I worked at American Tire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership officers a conducive office environment people that work well together and allows growth for promotion within the company.

    Cons

    Should do more research on benefits package also should research how do better improve vacation scheduling and cross train employees within to move into higher positions for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being in the management field there is always room for improvement dealing with policies and procedures rewarding to off for vacation and promotions within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Old School vs New School

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    Former Employee - Mutiple Positions in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Mutiple Positions in Huntersville, NC

    I worked at American Tire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast growing company due to acquisitions and mergers. Many new products and services. Great time for employee growth and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    There is a lack of management integrity in many of the ranks. The "good old boys" network is alive and well. Don't be surprised if you are asked to go along with something that you don't feel is ethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to implement an annual survey process for all employees. You need to have a third party implement a management integrity program on a on-going basis. You need to develop a transparent professional culture that applies to all employees, especially senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Dead End

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    Former Employee - Web Analyst in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Web Analyst in Huntersville, NC

    I worked at American Tire full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing positive to say. Held on for a year and finally quit.

    Cons

    Bullying by and incompetent managers are tolerated - they seem to be 'protected' by the executive branch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the modern corporate world by allowing telecommuting and work life balance. Maybe if you bothered to trust your workforce enough to treat them like professionals, and pay a professional the salary that they're worth, you'd have a better retention rate with the right employees. True leadership doesn't belittle their employees, or heckle them in meetings when they make a mistake. True professionals don't stare at a women's chest while she's speaking. 'Secretaries' are required to reserve conference rooms even though the conference room calender is plugged in to Outlook. Really? Who else operates like this?

    Stop referring to your 'team' as your 'subordinates'. No one out in the real world of business uses that terminology anymore.

    Say thank you once in a while.

    Nasty people shouldn't call in to a meeting just down the hall from their office because they don't have the guts to be obnoxious in person. There is so much wrong with this company that it would take an enormous sweep to clear out the grumpy old men, nasty old women and all the rest of the dead wood. Smart people are trying to get out. Scared people are just stuck. Some of the young people probably don't know any better or have any job experiences to compare this to, but hopefully sooner or later they'll all get wise to the fact there are far better jobs and much better companies out there.

    Basically, HR should get a grip on the lunatics that are parading around as managers. Mostly they are incompetent egomaniacs and are not serving ATD's reputation well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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