AutoNation Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson
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Pros
  • Because of the scale, there are many opportunities for advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • Autonation Toyota provides a great work environment (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Expected to work very long hours including nights, weekends & all holidays but xmas & thanksgiving (in 19 reviews)

  • Pay plan is not near what other spots offer (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant/Sales Manager/Finance Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant/Sales Manager/Finance Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are the biggest auto franchise in the United States . A lot of opportunities for growth with the right team in place .

    Cons

    they do not have the same old loyal customers they had when I worked there back in the early 2000 . So many changes as far as staff .


  2. Cashier

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    Former Employee - Service Cashier/File Clerk in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Service Cashier/File Clerk in Littleton, CO

    I worked at AutoNation (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large team environment; a nationwide corporation with benefits and many job positions

    Cons

    Large management team where one can get lost in the crowd; not quite competitive pay

    Advice to Management

    offer a more competitive pay, more than just an annual review for all staff members


  3. Not much growth but great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at AutoNation (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management, benefits, and flexible hours/work life balance.

    Cons

    Salary was below average for the area and role. Month end closes took way too long.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    hours are long and pay is low

    Advice to Management

    talk to your employees


  6. Has promise. Lots of operational efficiency issues.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at AutoNation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nationwide presence. Good inventory. AutoNation Express is promising - if dealer level supports it properly.

    Cons

    Low pay, long long hours, no work/life balance, to corporate now and way too much red tape. It's the car business - that's it folks. Stop trying to make it so complicated. Dealer level doesn't always follow AutoNation policy (e.g. Customer 1st philosophy - gets left at the training and mgmt at the dealer rarely follow it.) Antiquated computer and software systems and processes. Training needs to be streamlined and simplified. One CAN be too big to fail....

    Advice to Management

    The car business today is not what it used to be. Mgmt at the dealer level needs to understand that and get with the times. Simply and streamline the training.


  7. Opportunities and Detachment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at AutoNation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In it's respective industry, it provides multiple localized opportunities. Strong company with rooted foundation. People are good to work with and management is willing to listen and help.

    Cons

    It is a multi-store, nationwide company, and you(the individual) can quickly become lost in the everyday grind with regards to recognition and advancement. The HUGE executive team seems blinded by the sheer size of the talent pool they have at their disposal.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency across the board at the store level. There are multiple different policies that float around from store to store, which can make relationships between stores and business to business relationships more of a strain than they need to be.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They make the office look nice and modern and keep you well stocked with coffee and drinks. Many of the people on the team are from other places so there is a good amount of people wanting to do things after work.

    Cons

    The management does not know how to manage. They play favorites with people and one manager openly tells people who her favorite is that week. They don't listen to issues that need to be addressed but still act like they want your opinions. Be careful though, they say they want the truth but if you give it to them straight they will punish you.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the wolf in Sheep's clothing... Bad, inconsistent management doesn't help build good teams no matter how much you talk. Be open and communicate with the team, don't be so shady.


  9. Great Place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate Office, Benefits, View, Culture

    Cons

    Mobility, training, too many perks for higher ups.


  10. Accounting Clerk

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk/SSC Coordinator in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk/SSC Coordinator in Brandon, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Truly enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    None that I could come up with

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep the ones that don't actually do any real work.


  11. Its the ultimate company to work for.

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    Current Employee - E-Commerce Manager
    Current Employee - E-Commerce Manager

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with family owned feeling for a fortune 200 company. We just sold our 10,000,000 car in 18 years. This is a first for any company. I have 15 years experience in auto sales.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the goid work



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