Asbury Automotive Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great stepping stone for gaining experience in a corporate environment but no career growth or pay increases.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Asbury Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely fast-paced environment that will allow you to gain a lot of experience in a short period of time. Non-corporate employees receive regular pay increases and promotions. Most GMs and managers genuinely care about their employees. Career development and growth opportunities and better pay for non-corporate employees.

    Cons

    No growth potential or career development for corporate employees. Increasing work loads with no increase in compensation for corporate employees. No performance reviews or pay increases for corporate employees. Benefits are expensive with subpar coverage. PTO allowance is far below corporate standards. Not consistent in the implementation of policies.


  2. Helpful (1)

    If you want to actually make money in auto sales look elsewhere.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Asbury Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    high turnover and a lot of room for advancement if your willing to relocate.

    Cons

    micromanaged and low compensation per unit.

    Advice to Management

    make money on the front too.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Fantastic Company at one time!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Management in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Asbury Automotive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Secure company with some really good people in many places.

    Cons

    Frequent executive corporate level changes have impacted those down the food chain., Often leaving inexperience General Managers to run their dealerships causing major turnover and confusion at the dealership level. Frequent change in corporate field representatives also attributes to many problems at the dealership level. My experience was with the Arkansas/Mississippi platform. No elaboration on other platforms within the organization. HR in some platforms should be investigated and given more reasonable empowerment rather than over empowerment. Fear of retaliation makes it difficult to manage employees. HR directors seem clueless on how department managers struggle to meet HR's often ridiculous expectations and run their perspective departments fairly and with empowerment. In my opinion ego seems to lead the way for some really key executives in this organization. Sad because not so long ago the company was a great place to work and be proud of. The change in direction in a sort few years has begun to have an obvious downward swing for anyone at the dealership level.

    Advice to Management

    Consider leaving well established GM's that are from local dealership markets in place. There should be more involvement from executive members prior removing a GM and placing someone with no local history or ties and no relationship with dealership staff. I think consideration should be given to the management staffs at each dealership prior to making any moves or changes in support people from the corporate level. Each manager should have knowledge of who is being considered and have input on which representative best fits their market area.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not wiling to invest to be best.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Asbury Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers are good. More holidays off than most places. Office hours are reasonable. There is room for growth. You can do a lot of work independently.

    Cons

    Remember that the company is run by salesmen. There are lots of promises made when you are offered a position that don't happen once you are hired. Do not expect additional training, pay increases or job growth. Benefits are lowest cost in order to meet legal requirements, but no more. Managers do not understand the role of the people they manage. The management does not understand specific job functions and do not have a clue about what fair pay.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. 4 EVPs leaving in 4 months says something. Ask for advice and be willing to listen. Be real about the workload and compensation you are offering. Encourage employee growth and be willing to pay for job-specific training as well as professional membership involvement. You have hired good people who are not advancing because you won't invest in them. Helping your employees better themselves makes for a better company with employees who have idea about how to work better.


  6. Friendly Staff poor benefits and hours

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Sales in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Asbury Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The product and employees are great. 1 of the managers is amazing and has a great attitude.

    Cons

    Brutal work environment, you are ridiculed for taking any time off, poor pay unless you work 6 days per week. Very little vacation days and you are expected to work 12 hour days

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep and recruit quality educated people try putting together a pay structure and work environment that makes this career desirable.


  7. Helpful (1)

    don't care about employees

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Management in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Asbury Automotive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good income is possible if you don't mind having no personal life.

    Cons

    You are a number only; they preach personal life is important but they really don't care about you as a person.

    Advice to Management

    When someone sacrifices their entire life for one company, don't throw them away when they always put work first before all else-family, friends, health.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Unprofessional and unethical

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Asbury Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ~It's very easy to get hired but even easier to be fired. ~Very little monitoring or supervision

    Cons

    ~Unprofessional environment ~Very sexist ~Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth and promote from within.


  9. Helpful (2)

    frustrating

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    location is a good plzce

    Cons

    open until 9pm. Which sucks

    Advice to Management

    upper management needs to stop cutting corners



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