Bergstrom Auto

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Bergstrom Auto Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
7 Reviews
3.7
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    GREAT company to work for!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Professional
    Current Employee - Sales Professional

    I have been working at Bergstrom Auto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    + Family atmosphere among co-workers
    + Willing to help employees accomplish their professional and personal goals
    + Growing company that employees MANY but also gives back to the community

    Cons

    +Slightly high turnover for sales people
    +High stress at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to live by the core values and treat everyone like they are family :)

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place

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

    I have been working at Bergstrom Auto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, Vision. Honest - Not things that you usually hear about an Automotive Dealership. Great place to move up.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is tough in the sales side of the automotive industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of the Good 'ol boys network

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales & Leasing in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Sales & Leasing in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Bergstrom Auto full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice building. Pretty glass office. Eat Cookies and drink soda while waiting for prospective car buyers.

    Cons

    Hired as the token female with arrogant male coworkers and managers. Difficult to integrate myself into their clique. Uneven playing field. Got deals taken away. Made fun of. Told I was stupid and to look for a different career. Humiliated in front of my colleagues. Snide comments and massive back stabbing. No time for my own family. No training. Awful experience. Had to memorize company motto and values. Very stuffy environment. Manager was insincere and shrewd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your managers formally trained and work on bullying issues. Be prepared to face real employee issues and not side step. Very shallow place. Work on real team building. The company culture is jaded and narrow minded.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I'm enjoying my career here.

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

    I have been working at Bergstrom Auto full-time

    Pros

    Fun job, keeps your brain working. If you earn it, great pay. Opportunity for advancement is there to be had.

    Cons

    Your schedule is just that - a schedule. Work-life balance is terrible, but can be overcome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fair, at best.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parts/Service in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Parts/Service in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Bergstrom Auto

    Pros

    This is a large, financially secure organization with some experieinced people in management. Facilities are usually well kept and cleaner than most dealerships. Mr. Bergstrom is not afraid to spend money on facilities.

    Cons

    Although Mr. Bergstrom is willing to spend money on facilities, he certainly doesn't spend it on employees. Most find it impossible to get a raise...even for cost of living...ever. The Bergstrom's flaunt their wealth (driving Bentleys, new Ferraris, etc.) while paying their people little. Unless you are in the families inner circle (meaning you married into it or are immediate family), it is hard to get ahead. Nepotism is alive and well. Benefits are fair, at best. Insurance is very expensive, time off is minimal. The senior management beleives everyone should work al lthe time, just like they do. The problem of course is they don't want to pay you anything. You end up working lots of hours and often your family suffers. There is a lot of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although a "guest first" philosophy is preached, they haven't figured out that happy EMPLOYEES make happy customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Politics Rain supreme with Management!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Motoring Advisor in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Motoring Advisor in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Bergstrom Auto

    Pros

    I had an awesome team of Co-Workers, They pride there selves on the values of bergstrom autos and putting the clients first, Pay is by far the best! especially as a Sales Person. The Bergstrom family are definitely hands on, always walking through the doors of the dealership, clean work place.

    Cons

    Management was awful, I was there for less then two months before I got the boot for the worse reasons, after I left I found out it was because they promised my job to the receptionist at the time. there was a division between sales and service. Management was not very hands on. and just sat in the there offices all day. They received all the perks and had no care in the world, until the Tim or John Bergstrom walked through the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not Micro Manage, and play politics and favorites. Pay more attention to the employees that you hire, and work with them not against them. You might do better!

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    GREAT COMPANY

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Auto Sales in Fond du Lac, WI
    Former Employee - Auto Sales in Fond du Lac, WI

    I worked at Bergstrom Auto

    Pros

    great training, nice facility, safe place

    Cons

    hours were very long, never put 2 days off in a row

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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