AutoNation Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Feel like dollars are more important than clients

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation part-time

    Pros

    They offer a pretty good healthcare plan and offer a longevity bonus. Training is basic and it is basically a waste of time. It is info that is common sense

    Cons

    Horrible Pay for all of what is expected from you. No support staff to allow you to perform your duties as required


  2. Helpful (1)

    It is ok.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Consultant in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of good benefits with employment and in some situations you can make good money. Decent vacation pay

    Cons

    It is way too many hours and we are always overstaffed. Heavily advertised vehicles online cut out the profits. A little too process oriented

    Advice to Management

    Work the salesmen less hours. Too many hours for the pay cuts taken in recent years causes bad employee morale which is huge in the car business


  3. Helpful (1)

    My experience working for AutoNation was excellent.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AutoNation has many many locations so there is always room to advance or even just transfer to a different location. They have great benefits, time off policies, and on job training. Most of the employees and managers are very friendly, open minded, and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Most of the positions are supporting retail so the hours can be long.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Definition of an evil corporation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Porter in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Service Porter in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They say hello to you and pay you real money.

    Cons

    Everything else, basically if you are not in management or corporate you're nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making the company so laughably ridiculous.


  6. Hell on Earth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros

    Cons

    Low pay, co-workers who are unsuited to the job and shouldn't be working with the public.

    Advice to Management

    Be much more attentive to the qualification and abilities of the people they hire, some of whom shouldn't be working with the public at all.


  7. Good Company,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Time Customer Service Inc, FL
    Current Employee - Auto Technician in Time Customer Service Inc, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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 ,


  8. How to get a promotion at Autonation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a big company with a potential of being better. Buts seems to just decline

    Cons

    Management that is clueless and change things without understanding anything. To become a manager or upper level requires no experience or understanding of IT. Skills required: None, years of experience doesn't matter, salary more than anyone who has been in the company for years.

    Advice to Management

    Give the folks a chance to grow and better pay


  9. Helpful (2)

    Former employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for in I.T.

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

    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 Management

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


  11. At the dealership level, it's a joke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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