CARQUEST Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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CARQUEST President David McCartney
David McCartney
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Pros
  • Great people with the right goals (in 7 reviews)

  • Good place to work with good people that care (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Arizona Carquest stores are going under especially Tucson due to upper management (in 15 reviews)

  • Cutting the hours to part time for all Driver's and their health benefits (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Driving is easy if your experienced, counter help people are nice and will help you to learn parts and where to stock them.

    Cons

    low wages for mature people who want to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    To have new drivers to test drive. Quick is good, fast can be dangerous


  2. Delivery Driver

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CARQUEST part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, great hours, nice way to make some extra cash. Pretty easy going coworkers who knew how to get things done In a timely manner

    Cons

    Poor weather conditions you'd still have to deliver and things got dangerous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work with treating your drives with respect and communication.


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    auto parts sales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Part Sales
    Current Employee - Auto Part Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the ability to help customers in what they need to fix their car. I like the co- workers and the boss that I have. The always having to use your brain and catalog skill are tried every day and I like the thought and having to think process.

    Cons

    I believe the opportunity for advancement is very far fetched in this company. The problem is if you are good in an area and the boss likes it you will stay in that area no matter how long it is


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  5. ok

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CARQUEST (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it's a job and you get employee discounts

    Cons

    IT manager was unfair in the number of extra work hours required. IT manager was not at all technical.

    Advice to Management

    Provide leadership training to managers.


  6. Data mining and analysis

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CARQUEST full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture. Work environment friendly.

    Cons

    Not very competitive salary and benefit.


  7. Former employee

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CARQUEST (More than a year)

    Pros

    The corporate office is in a convenient location, good opportunities for entry level people, and they offered discounts. Peers were kind and caring. I meet great people that I have continued to stay in touch with.

    Cons

    High turnover, large layoffs, management favorites, few opportunities for advancement unless one of said favorites, my manager was inconsistent and a micromanager

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees. Value their input and information. They are on the front lines. Continue sharing information and being open about changes


  8. Delivery driver..Good for bored retirees or people looking for a first job.

    Current Employee - CARQUEST DELIVERY TEAMMATE
    Current Employee - CARQUEST DELIVERY TEAMMATE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy job with nice little cars or pickup trucks to deliver in. Friendly people who are more than willing to help each other out. A fun place to work with a family type environment.

    Cons

    Not much money to be made unless you advance to counterperson, if you plan on only driving, have a second job elsewhere as well. Some occasional heavy lifting such as cases of washer solvent, car batteries, large brake drums.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more DIY customer relations, walk customer to product. Basing delivery importance on dollar amount spent may seem logical, but deliveries in order of calls recieved may be beneficial to gaining more sales in the long run.


  9. Carquest/Advance Auto Parts

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Run by new company - Advance Auto Parts

    Cons

    Still using the Carquest name

    Advice to Management

    Drop the Carquest already - its a dead horse!!


  10. not bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small warehouse, decent vacation time, you don't have to work weekends either.

    Cons

    Terrible hours ,over worked skeleton crew better benefits especially health care

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Get better benefits


  11. Alright job, depends on co-workers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS

    I worked at CARQUEST (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job Ok pay Pretty much guaranteed full time after a year

    Cons

    Corporate is so out of touch with everything



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