AutoNation Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
203 Reviews

3.6
203 Reviews
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AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Besides the miserable work environment, there's actually some nice guys there (in 9 reviews)

  • Overall, this is a good company that could be a great company once again (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Expected to work very long hours including nights, weekends & all holidays but xmas & thanksgiving (in 16 reviews)

  • Change the pay plan to screw the salespeople (even more (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company that continues to grow!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hard work is recognized and rewarded. Because of the scale, there are many opportunities for advancement. AutoNation truly believes in transparency and delivering a great customer experience.

    Cons

    No cons to working at AutoNation, I have been very happy I chose to join this great organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    the people who I work with are GREAT

    Cons

    benefits are getting tough but that is the industry standard. not much you can do to help with the new health care reform.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with incredible opportunity for advancement!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, exciting and fast paced work environment, lots of advancement opportunities and opportunities to increase compensation. Wonderful place to work where you have the opportunity to be in control of your own destiny and make an impact. Offer extensive training and have great leadership who work to make their associates successful. Very comprehensive benefits plan that is great for a family!

    Cons

    No cons, great company full of great people and opportunity!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Associate for AutoNation

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at AutoNation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Training. Decent cut of "gross profit" per vehicle.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Always have charge backs on every car with no explanation or reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more training. Make sure salesmen are not harassing other salesmen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Changing the landscape of automotive!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -innovative environment
    -opportunities for growth
    -great culture

    Cons

    -benefits package could be a little more competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Department  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Accounting Department in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good job overall. Respected by my managers and fellow employees. A lot of autonomy, but little oversight. Fair benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, There is no work-life balance at all so if you are a workaholic this is a good company. I would love to have a little less pay, more support and the ability to work a normal work schedule. There is not a lot of training available and seldom a chance to research and find out the right way to do things. I would also like to see some type of employee portal that gives information on other positions available. I think we lose sight of the fact that there is a lot of potential in our employees but you seldom know if there is a position available for a potential promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is a solid performer in the industry that really wants to have low employee turnover. When promoting, however, you should look at your internal candidates first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internet Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Internet Sales Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company with great work life balance.

    Cons

    Pay plan changed for the worse.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    More pay cuts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at AutoNation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I think they still pay new car sales on Hold Back.

    Cons

    I jsut talked to some of my old coworkers, the couple still there. Autonation has come up with a new way to screw their employees and dealerships and lack corporate profits without paying any body. Now they are having a shell corporation buy most of the used cars rather than a local used car manager that can buy them for better prices. Then they jack up the whole sale prices and force the dealer to buy them from the shell corporation after (Packing) jacking up the price to dealers by thousands of dollars and taking away any profit margin from the dealerships and sales people and managers causing them to make no commissions. More managers and sales people have quit this month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the greed. People will notwork for free. You have destroyed the dealership I worked for taking it from 400 cars a month to 100 a month and made the physical store impossible to work with no lot space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, excited for the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Irving, TX

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Compensation
    - Benefits
    - Work/Life Balance
    - Tuition Reimbursement
    - Career growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Training
    - Career growth opportunties are available, they just need to be defined a bit more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    You can make it if you try

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting
    Current Employee - Accounting

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company is always trying new things and experimenting with ways to innovate the business. From my experience, every voice can be heard, though you need to prove you can succeed with the current structure first. Current Sr. Management (Mike Jackson in particular) are leaders in the industry and have set AutoNation up for success even in tough times.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, and depending on the role comp can be at or below par. Some stores/locations don't seem to buy into Mr. Jackson's vision of a peerless customer experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While looking into compensation plans, make sure you are comparing apples to apples and that compensation plans are designed to attract top talent...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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