CSK Auto Reviews

Updated May 20, 2014
Updated May 20, 2014
16 Reviews
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CSK Auto CEO O'Reilly Auto Parts Greg Henslee
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  1.  

    nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Auto Parts Sales  in  Eagle River, AK
    Former Employee - Auto Parts Sales in Eagle River, AK

    I worked at CSK Auto full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    enjoyed helping people great co workers

    Cons

    wage had to work other jobs on the side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    t keep god people you should hire at a good rate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Educating

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Queen Creek, AZ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Queen Creek, AZ

    I worked at CSK Auto full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have no comments regarding pros.

    Cons

    Pressure to create sales. No compensation for reaching goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced, rewarding, watch for changes in mgmt.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSK Auto for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Empowing if you knew your stuff, and you were well rewarded. Knowing how to get things done is crucial in any company, and no different here, and often required working outside the nine dots.

    Cons

    Enjoyable prior to the transition by the new owners, after the transition, you might compare this to being in the dark about anything that was outside your direct realm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with the acquisition.

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  5.  

    it was a fun ride

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CSK Auto full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    too hard, too little pay

    Cons

    too much work not enough pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the pay at store leel needs to be adjusted based on cost of living, its a big country and most places COL is more than MO

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I controlled and ran a store with 10 employees some working part time and others working full time.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at CSK Auto

    Pros

    In my opinion it is the best Auto Parts Store on the West Coast. Pleasant place to work with a Average Salary for the job entailed. Upper Management helped with problems that went above store level.

    Cons

    You get these rude customers sometimes that blame you that their car broke down for a part you sold them. But in reality it was their fault because they installed it improperly. If you can put up with that then this job is for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Pay is just below par compared with other like management jobs. Bring up the salaries and give the Store management a bit more power with handling the employees.

  7.  

    Great place to work if your just starting out

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at CSK Auto

    Pros

    Parts discounts, training program, medical benifits are very good

    Cons

    Schedules arnt very personal life friendly. Store managers always work Saturdays, and never have two days off in a row

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some work life balance, yes its retail but come on who can do anything with just one day off

  8.  

    working

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Vacaville, CA

    I have been working at CSK Auto

    Pros

    able to work around school schedule

    Cons

    sometime boring when there are no customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good job for some one in school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vacaville, CA

    I have been working at CSK Auto

    Pros

    Get 20% discount. Benifits are okay- eye,dental,life and dissabilty insurance offered. Hours can be good for those still in school if willing to work nights and weekends. Holiday pay = 1 1/2 (due to o'reilly's)

    Cons

    Price of benifits little high, like co-pays. Those who do best are store mangers and above. Most shifts include nights and weekends and holidays. Maintance is done by employ's. Very close to Autozone. Employ's will feel that the company could care less about them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ready to do things that do not make any sense. This company is very number oriented! As o'rilleys takes over more this is becoming more of an issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad leadership being investigated by feds might sink the company soon.

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    Former Employee - Parts Salesman  in  East Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Parts Salesman in East Cleveland, OH

    I worked at CSK Auto

    Pros

    It can be a stable job. A place with potential to start in the business and grow from there.

    Cons

    Upper and Middle management tend to be dishonest to the point of actually being criminal, in denial of major issues facing the company, incompetent or some combination of these three. Pressure in some stores to apply for undesired promotions- many open management positions open when I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heard O'Reilly bought CSK. If true, they need to fire the CSK leadership and they should be able to do well with a lot of their better store level people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The place of no advancement....

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Greeley, CO

    I worked at CSK Auto

    Pros

    If your really wanting to start out in an aftermarket part sales position CSK can be a good START, but if you are expecting advancement or raises do not hold your breath. Some stores can be really well staffed with smart workers. Flexible scheduling of hours.

    Cons

    The upper management has no clue how to correctly run a business. A lot of the store managers have simply attained the position through the buddy system, instead of being promoted based on merit. This leads to problems all the way down the chain of command. They are also very sexist in that they will look down on hiring a female in this field of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some college educated people in the stores that understand how to motivate their workers with something other than threats. Your company seems to thrive on this way of motivating it employees.
    Maybe this has to do with the poor stock performance the company had....even at the brink of bankruptcy before O'Reilly came in to save the company. Unhappy workers= less sales.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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