AutoNation

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AutoNation Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
249 Reviews
3.5
249 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also, the opportunities for advancement and promotability (in 8 reviews)

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


Cons
  • We do work long hours; however that is to be expected in the Automotive Industry (in 19 reviews)

  • Change the pay plan to screw the salespeople (even more (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Best things about AutoNation is your coworkers. A nice facility and quite large all up and down Sprague.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training or support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Time Customer Service Inc, FL
    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Time Customer Service Inc, FL

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

    Pros

    Good ability to transfer to other location, Time off policies Ok, Health care about the same as most big Companies ,
    Advancement, if they let you, Have been with Company for 8 years,

    Cons

    Too much Micro management, too many day to day changes, not waiting for a change to take place , Ineffective leadership, No dialogue between Management and Staff, Too big ,They forget or do not care,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to Inspire Your People, No Berate or Belittle, or Bullied tactics, learn to praise in Public and Discuss in Private,
    Learn to trust and know your Employees, , and they will trust you with out fear of retaliation ,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    At the dealership level, it's a joke

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    Majority of techs are honest, have a good pool of customers based on location, facilities are recently renovated.

    Cons

    General Manager, Service Director, Service Drive Manager, lack of support(not enough porters, honest, motivated techs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a shop foreman and/or an assistant service director to run and regulate day to day operation and establish order and a common mission where everyone helps everyone to succeed and prosper, which in the end will help the customer experience and the bottom line. Win win.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for in I.T.

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

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    They treat us well at corporate, free coffee (good coffee), various snacks and so forth. The atmosphere is much more congenial than I've experience with other companies and although there are politics it doesn't seem to be the only way of moving ahead. The work is interesting and management is very open to exploring new technologies for use here.

    Cons

    Compensation is fairly average to slightly below average, same with the benefits. However, I would rather be at a company I like making a little less than a company I hate. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. There are so many people that love it here, they never leave so opportunities to move up are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If anything, make sure your compensation levels are up to industry averages. Other than than, its a really great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company to work for, plenty of room to move up.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Porter in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Porter in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at AutoNation part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    opportunists to move up, pays well, people are great to work with.

    Cons

    hours are not built for social life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A disappointing experience working with a company that could have promise with the right leadership and direction.

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

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

    Pros

    There is room for advancement within the company, and if you need to be relocated, there are plenty of stores throughout the US, giving you the opportunity to do so.

    Cons

    The company lacks stability, primarily within management, and the screening process to become a manager is not as stringent as it should be. This results in a lack of true leadership, as well as instability and anxiety for lower level employees. The pay is also typically not competitive with other auto retailers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create stability, and quit putting unintelligent, uneducated people into management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Making a change!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ECommerce Sales Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - ECommerce Sales Manager in Orange, CA

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Room for advancement
    Structure
    Draw should be more
    Better compensation and bonus plan

    Cons

    Mico Managed
    No support from Corporate
    Time off policies are very challenging, poor work / life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees
    Give better work/life balance
    Support your team
    Give advancement were advancement should be given (within each location)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was awful. I worked in Payroll at their Irving Office

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    None that I know. People are always quitting and management does not care...

    Cons

    Pay is low and not at par with the workload. It is a stress environment. And if you are black, forget about promotion. You can be there as long as and will not be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Just a huge disappointment to work here... really not worth wasting time of your life you'll never get back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Management
    Former Employee - Service Management

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

    Pros

    A company that doesn't appreciate your hard work and efforts. Bust your back for them and people are laid-off because a new regional V.P. decides he is the savior of a temporary dip in profit. Can be better if the General Manager really cared about his hard working employees and the benefits they bring to the table.

    Cons

    Most of the employees are great people. There is a rotation of bad apples that would be better off working elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicated employees don't come around often, would be a huge benefit if they were appreciated more and not discarded like yesterdays newspapers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    The walmart of car sales.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Good work environment. Benefits and HR department are excellent. Job itself is easy but long hours and inflexible schedule can be difficult.

    Cons

    Long hours. Poor training. Manager will often send closers over unnecessarily who then steal your commission.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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