AutoNation
3.5 of 5 182 reviews
www.autonation.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 5000+ Employees

AutoNation Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
AutoNation – Fort Lauderdale – “AutoNation Corporate Headquarters”

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76% Approve of the CEO

AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

(130 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They promote a positive work environment and let you work to your full potential"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Overall, this is a good company that could be a great company once again"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Cost of benefits for a family some time's the long hours can be draw back"
    in 14 reviews
  • "I dont have anything bad to say about autonation"
    in 4 reviews
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    Some good. Some not so good.

    Salesman (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent compensation. Can get time off when needed. Coworkers are nice.

    ConsWhen a new "action plan" is created it last for a week or so and then it is gone. Managers act like they are there to help you, but not really. The training process that is so organized is not there. If you have never sold cars before you could be in trouble here. Also I at times find it hard to be in the grey area that they are always pushing us to.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    poor experience ,blame comes mostly by others doing

    SERVICE ADVISOR (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Prosdiscount on service work for own vehicle if you can befriend a tech, detail tech,etc

    ConsHigh pressure service sales. Threaten job if low satisfaction scores low.Most of it rests on you when there are multiple others that contribute to how your scores come out. Long and early working hours and a decrepitated old facility with rats,etc

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to respect and treat the employees, give them a larger percentage of the pie. update the facility. Get rid of unrealistic sales objectives, and satisfaction scores that depend on others to be good to start.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co-workers; on going learning; low paying; poor work family balance.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsTremendous amount to learn. Great co-workers.

    ConsLong hours with below minimum wage pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDesign a better pay plan for salesmen who generate your income like you do for service advisors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They only want "yes managers"

    Auto Parts Consultant (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Prospeople are great to work with

    ConsHave made less every year for the past 5 years, They will rearange your pay so you make less. Even though they say they are giving you a raise. Management is not allowed to disagree with corporate even if the idea is not good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for disagreement on ideas that came from corporate. Accept ideas from the "rank and file".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Team

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat team, wonderful people, would definitely recommend to anyone in the auto industry

    Consnot a lot of upper spots to more good people too,

    Advice to Senior Managementtalk to middle management more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked for Corporate in Texas Region

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI worked for a great Team... Our Market was always #1.

    ConsWorked 70 hrs a week. Always on call. No real respect for personal time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTexas is a completely different market. Wish Corporate was able to see that. Seemed that no matter how good you were it wasn't good enough.

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    Good work environment.

    Wholesale Parts (Former Employee)
    Margate, FL

    ProsThey deliver what they promise regarding salaries and benefits

    ConsThere is not a real career advancement policy, the people in management could have a better training regarding dealing with subordinates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in a better training to your managers and supervisors, leading them to acquire good skills dealing with people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Salespeople are replaceable.

    Sales (Former Employee)
    North Canton, OH

    ProsIf you know your inventory and can be strong and hold gross in the deal you can make some money,

    ConsChange the pay plan to screw the salespeople (even more.) Log your commission on your own and keep an eye on it. They will skim cash off of it for anything they can think of. We were given spiffs on aftersale products but were always paid late for it. Almost like they want you to beg for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe car business is one where managers are often promoted based on factors other than the fact that they might be a good manager of people. Hire qualified people and treat them better than dirt.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    World class organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong culture of doing the right thing.
    Dedicated people

    ConsNothing major to speak of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Friendly people, good management, I love my job so far.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Spokane Valley, WA

    ProsTraining is good, most coworkers have been helpful, in sales, its what you make of it. You definitly have to be a self motivator. Keep your head up, and don't let peoples negetive attitudes affect yours. There is opportunity to make money.

    ConsThere are periods of downtime that tend to get boring. The paychecks won't be consistant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice yet.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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