AutoNation Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL

    I have been working at AutoNation

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

    Pros

    promote from within, easy relocation, great people

    Cons

    corporate business mindset not always ideal


  2. Fleet Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Fleet Manager in Valencia, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great incentives. Promotions are possible. Benefits and 401k is pretty competitive.

    Cons

    Hours. % of commission made. Not so much to do with the company as it is the market the company is forced to compete in. Everyone wants a deal. To remain in business, we can't overcharge.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. So far so good. It all depends on the dealership you end up working with. Every dealer is different and every manager with it. I was fortunate where it all worked out for me.


  3. Helpful (1)

    They could care less about people.

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

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

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

    Pros

    The money can be above average.

    Cons

    Don't know where to begin. The work environment is disrespectful to put it mildly. Management have no business leading people. They could care less about you as a person. The work schedule is ridiculous (60-70 hour weeks).

    Advice to Management

    You can be successful and respect employees at the same time. Hire true leaders as managers, not just "closers".


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  5. Retail and Internet Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing Consultant in Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing Consultant in Cerritos, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great sales management staff with a relatively low pressure environment, mostly decent sales people and fair facilities. Inventory is great, but slightly lacking in variety.

    Cons

    Long hours (typical of a retail sales associate - not a con truly, just the nature of the game), various frustrations with customer interactions and process management. Largely, however, is the lack of commiserate pay per performance. Infrequent (many months between) any sort of meager bonus for performance. Heavy penalization for (often undeserved) customer service surveys.

    Advice to Management

    Help the sales staff help the customers have a better experience. Provide complimentary water. It is a team effort to ensure a truly exceptional experience.


  6. So easy with the technological advances.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ssc Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Ssc Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    *Decent pay. *Job was easy. Lots of scanning, since everything goes to Texas these days. *Environment was awesome. I loved my coworkers.

    Cons

    *Benefits are terrible. This is probably not an AutoNation thing, as much as an Obamacare thing, though. Very expensive. *Not much room for advancement. With only 2 people in the office, moving up is hard to do. *Pay raises. I worked there for 8 years with maybe 3 raises.

    Advice to Management

    I loved my managers. I don't have anything to add here, really. My controller was laid-back, didn't breathe down my neck, and took the time to explain to me WHY we do what we do. If we had to move money to another account, he explained why. Assets, liabilities, etc. He was quick to teach. I have nothing but good things to say about him! And upper management wasn't so bad either! They always laughed and joked with me. I sincerely loved working at AutoNation.


  7. Sales Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Lots of dealerships so there are plenty of opportunities for advancement to management positions at other locations.

    Cons

    The company is going through a lot of turnover. They have a corporate marketing strategy and it is not left up to each individual store to market or advertise in a way that is most effective for it.


  8. sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation

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

    Pros

    Potentially can make alot of money

    Cons

    Have to be consistent if now yu won't be successful

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  9. AN Direct

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Auto Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Auto Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at AutoNation

    Pros

    Lots of potential for income. If you are willing to put in heavy hours, you can make a significant paycheck.

    Cons

    Work/life balance. To really earn good money, you may have to give up sleep and/or family time to make the paycheck you want to make. Pay can fluctuate greatly.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with workers. Firings came out of nowhere and always seemed to catch everyone by surprise.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Hard work but well worth it

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    I worked there for a little under a year because of leaving to attend my master's program. Selling cars is hard work, but they offer a competitive commission plan and treat their employees with respect.

    Cons

    You won't really have a "normal" schedule. Don't expect to ever have a Saturday off.


  11. Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Internet Sales Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Crossed paths with a few good fellow sales and hourly personnel.

    Cons

    Managers were disrespectful, hypocritical, lazy, not leadership material.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example.



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