Caliber Collision Centers

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Caliber Collision Centers Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caliber Collision Centers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some really good people to work with

    Cons

    Its collision repair, there are good days and bad days


  2. Lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Auto Body Technician
    Current Employee - Auto Body Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caliber Collision Centers (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a big company that is growing fast. There are locations all across the lower half of the U.S. and more to come..They also have a good reputation for quality and customer service

    Cons

    There are a few shady characters at and above management level. I suspect at the rate the company is growing it takes a while to weed out the bad apples

    Advice to Management

    Effective managers learn the individual strengths and weaknesses of their team members and utilize that knowledge to maximize work flow and output. Praising and encouraging employees yields better results than trying to force everyone to be the same and berating them for not being perfect. Of course, some employees will take advantage or slack off and need to be pushed or motivated, but many thrive when they are trusted to do their job without constant monitoring. A good manager knows the difference and can adapt his/her style to fit the team member and situation. Good employees do not need a manager, they need a leader.


  3. Caliber Collision

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caliber Collision Centers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many that I can think of

    Cons

    Our shop was bought by Caliber Collision and immediately started changing the way things were being done. They took a successful, fully functioning shop and turned it into a disfunctional shop. Employees left ( GOOD ONES ) Upper management didn't seem to care about the employees. They only cared about turning around vehicles in a time frame that is sketchy at best

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees please. Each location is differnet. No shop is the same as any other shop


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  5. Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caliber Collision Centers full-time

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for. Free breakfast every Friday morning. Very Good benefits. It's a growing company and fast. Awesome Christmas parties!

    Cons

    I prefer no to answer


  6. I have been with the company for awhile but new to the San Antonio market. So far I'm not impressed.

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    Current Employee - Auto Body Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Auto Body Tech in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caliber Collision Centers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is nice and the facilities are clean and new. The paint team at my store is top notch and takes pride in their work.

    Cons

    Very little drive or hustle from anyone but the painters and the systems in place do nothing but add more confusion to the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the drt system! It might work with the right team but there are too many variables.


  7. There's a fine line between success and burnout.

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    Current Employee - Parts Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Parts Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Caliber Collision Centers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rapidly growing company, because it's in the middle of a rollup, will probably be sold or go public in the next few months or years. There is money to be made, but expect to pay your dues before you get it.

    Cons

    Job is very high paced, most people fail at it even if they seem to be a perfect candidate. It's not really worth the money and you may feel some pressure to do things that aren't always on the up and up to meet certain KPIs. Expect to work 55-70 hours a week and not see your bonuses until you are a seasoned veteran.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize how much money is made in parts, should be at least a third of your gross profit. With increased staffing you could make a more, and less money would seem to vanish into thin air.


  8. Caliber Collision

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    Current Employee - Center Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Center Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Caliber Collision Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is truly the best place to work in the body shop industry. The pay is extremely competitive and a wonderful place to work. I never dread coming into work with this company. The company is very progressive and promotes from within the company.

    Cons

    None great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. Great culture and leadership, great pay and performance based pay and promotions. Endless growth and opportunity ou

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    Current Employee - Center Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Center Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caliber Collision Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Performance based pay. If the make a commitment they hold to it. High integrity. Great leadership

    Cons

    Some weekend work. Optional not required, very fast pace, some late evenings.


  10. Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    From what Caiber offer as an Employer it sound like a very great company to work for. Looking at the review in different states its look like the employees are happy.

    Cons

    In Florida its the opposite. The employees are very disgruntled with the Regional Managers and their hiring practice. They promise you everything and show nothing. They have a Manual on their repair process and ask you to win the costumer and they can't win and retain their own employees.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your Management Team on who to treat your employee.


  11. They have the work

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    Former Employee - Collision Tech in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Collision Tech in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was always busy with work, never standing around. Managers in the shop are great.

    Cons

    You must bow to the mercy of the corporate overlords, a new rule every week. But all the corporate shops are the same. This one is OK

    Advice to Management

    Advice to corporate: Keep the managers happy, they are great!



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