AutoNation Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
53 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
4.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson
33 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

53 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Even though I was employed during a bad time for car sales, I was still able to do alright. Training was very good. Alot of time was put into training and retraining. We were expected to work alot of hours but it was not difficult work.

    Cons

    Continuous calling of customers was pretty annoying and got some people mad. The location of the dealership made it tough to get people approved for a car loan. There was some favortism when it came to managers giving customers to favorite salespeople.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach in training. Many of the managers would take shortcuts that were taught as the wron way to do things.


  2. Great Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonation is a great company to work for..with over 18000 employees, there is plenty of technology to manager and implement and support.

    Cons

    Thing have been really run unorganized and this has but technology behind and supporting it is hard to do, but not impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on commitments given and show initiative by doing things for the IT associates without them asking or even expecting it.


  3. Highly professional management and a wonderful place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Tustin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and excellent trainings

    Cons

    Income depends on customer's economic conditions

    Advice to Management

    Advertise more


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Positive Overall with Some Drawbacks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally great group of IT people to work with who have solid skills and knowledge. Benefits are good, and management has shown its commitment to employees by paying bonuses missed in a down year in a following good year. Location is attractive, and the views from the top floors are a plus. There is no cafeteria on site however and the food nearby is generally expensive and subpar.

    Cons

    Requirements gathering and sign-off process is very weak, leading to lots of confusion over the project life cycle. Also, business sponsors are usually not forced to stick to initial commitments. Staff is asked to work on many things at once, with load balance usually coming as an afterthought. Compensation is average, and hours can be excessive at times. Also, the org structure is so flat it leaves little room for management opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation and/or career advancement opportunities so that top staff doesn't go elsewhere.


  6. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is really great at AN, they take the time to train you. I did not know anything about cars and my current dealership gave me the opportunity to learn, they are committed to the new people that start. So far I really like my job, I believe the tools are provided to be successful. The work environment is extremely competitive but respectful and the pace at the store is incredibly fast, you have to jump on the boat and be committed, if that is the case, you will do just fine. I am very grateful that I am here and so far I believe I made the right choice by making a career change.

    Cons

    So far I cannot complain.

    Advice to Management

    Important information can also be provided at a lower lever. Sometimes there is a detachment between corporate and the stores.


  7. A VERY interesting place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, advancement within company, very organized training team. Great Values. Great Company. Great opportunity for a long-term career in the automotive field.

    Cons

    More of than than not Management only cares about the numbers

    Advice to Management

    Numbers are important but is not everything.


  8. Great company to start a true career!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Booking Specialist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Booking Specialist in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonation is a very attentive company reaching greatness in all levels of the auto dealing and auto service industry. They have great benefits for their employees and unlimitless opportunities of growth both personally and career wise. I've just been with AutoNation for a short period of time but have felt welcomed and appreciated from the beginning.

    Cons

    I haven't experienced any cons yet and doubt I will, as long as I am able to fully reach my full potential.

    Advice to Management

    Push a bit more on the interactive side and keep reaching for greatness. The better you do the better the entire company does.


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth potential... Room to grow? Fun time to be with a growing company. AutoNation ROCKS!

    Cons

    None at this time. If you work hard, you have nothing to worry about plus you make great money.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to share everything


  10. NIce.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lithia Springs, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lithia Springs, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the people who I interact with.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit too challenging for others

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your employees, promote training.


  11. I'm happy here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for growth if you want it - either by expanding current position with cross training or by taking on new positions altogether. AutoNation has gotten a bad rap on glassdoor but it is what you make it, for the most part.

    Cons

    Insurance is expensive and you don't get much for what you pay for

    Advice to Management

    Christmas party please!



Showing 53 of 316 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.