Darcars Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
29 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
2.1
29 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
John R. Darvish
11 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Great place to work at

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

    I have been working at Darcars

    Pros

    Advancement and income opportunity awesome

    Cons

    This employer has been awesome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Its all about the money

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

    I worked at Darcars

    Pros

    met some great people working there

    Cons

    Watch really hard working people get passed over for promotions and denied raises while the "favorites" get paid crazy money to do who knows what

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. NO support of upper managerment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Darcars full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people at the store level

    Cons

    no follow up from corporate office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't expect anything the what they promise you when they hire you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Darcars Response

    Feb 9, 2015Social Advertising Coordinator

    DARCARS senior leadership takes this type of feedback very seriously. Last March when Jamie and I visited every one of our locations we received very candid thoughts from many of the employees. I ... More

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Parts counter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parts Counterman in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Parts Counterman in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Darcars full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have a job to go to every day. Employees can be nice but some tend to have grudges against the company the longer they stay.

    Cons

    Management likes to micro manage every aspect of our daily routine. In 5 years I have received 1 review and no increase in pay wile having more responsibility put on my plate. After asking about advancement in the company I get nothing but the run a round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Listen to what they say and more importantly what they are not saying...let us do our jobs and pay us what we are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful

    Overwhelminigly Disfunctional Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Darcars full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -The hours are sort of flexible.
    -Atleast one person out of the bunch; one manager, one finance manager, one sales consultant, one technician, has a good idea of what's going on and can pass on any helpfull advice or aid in strategy for company and or team preperity.
    -It can be a start for an entry-level sales job.
    -Casual or professional dress.
    -I wish there were more.

    Cons

    -No leadershp or guidance, you will have to find your own way.
    -No growth opportunities.
    -No career path.
    -Rarely hires from inside the company.
    -Expect to work entirely for free, as ther earning potential is not there.
    -Low wages for anyone outside of management and the family tree.
    -Expect to be charged for any and everything you use within the company to do your job. This includes all electronic devices, cars, licensing etc. Each year you have to pay the company $1,000 just for working there.
    -All the good repeat business is forwarded to a select group of sellers, (brown nosers or friends of management). All incoming leads are handed to this group as well.
    -The owner doesn't speak to anyone except management. You will rarely find any of the owners greeting employees or customers no matter the occasion.
    -10-12 hour shifts.
    -One day off per week.
    -No weekends off, especially Saturday.
    -Not enough incoming traffice to succeed or make a decent living. You will end up in the poor house unless you budget is $0
    -Expect the General Manager to talk down to you and consistent use of negative words and body language, such as weak, can't, no, cold shoulders, mean stares and avoidance of communication.
    -Small work areas, no way to discuss business in a confined space to get customer personal information.
    -No parking for employees, so you have to walk while managers are allowed to park by the building entrances.
    -Aggressive atmosphere, there's not enough opportunity so you will fight one another.
    -Outdated systems, processes and structure so expect to fail. It's inevitable.
    -Absolutely no benefits
    -No value in work, no incentive to work
    -No training
    -all the money you bring in, will not receive even a fraction of it the profit.
    -Lack of transparency, company will tell you what you want to hear in order to get what they need out of you, no matter what it is.
    -Not enough equipment to go around, so you will pay for things you do not have or have access to.
    -Desk are limited, so you will have to consult your customer uncomfortably in an open space, outside, in the waiting area, on the sales floor unless their willing to sit in a car and listen to your talk.
    -Constant talk about upgrades, updates and restructuring, just ignore the tales.
    -Nothing is cohesive within the company, everthing and everyone is detached into their own world and way of doing things.
    -Burnout

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Be more honest and upfront about the issues you have going on within the company and not turn a blind eye. Address them, all of them, quickly and provide a solution with will provide lasting results.
    -Take care of your employees and pay them for all of their efforts in full.
    -Be positive in everything.
    -Speak to your employees and customers.
    -Redo construct a more efficient business model
    -Invest into your company and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Darcars Response

    Feb 6, 2015Social Advertising Coordinator

    DARCARS senior leadership takes this type of feedback very seriously. Last March when I became President & CEO of DARCARS Automotive Group I visited every one of our 22 locations to speak in-person ... More

  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Overworked, underpaid in a dirty environment behind closed doors.

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

    I have been working at Darcars

    Pros

    Location is great for eating lunch

    Cons

    As a worker here, I am Overworked and Underpaid.
    And they make us work in dirty, and unclean environments. Its clean from what customers see. But behind close doors are different.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Great for teens who live w/ parents

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Front Desk in Lanham, MD

    I have been working at Darcars full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a teenager just starting out work, you would be a great fit for the hourly positions such as cashier, or front desk!

    Cons

    Too much work but not enough pay.
    They throw in extra stuff that has NOTHING to do w/ your job description. So they add in extra work but they won't add in extra pay.

    The place is a very dirty environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and upfront to the ppl you are interviewing. Let them know that they will be expected to do extras.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Lot of Infighting

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation is better than average, if you are not in sales. The community outreach is better than average. Job security is really high with a lack of desire to fire anyone, regardless of performance.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, benefits, communication, leadership, training are all almost non-existent. The company seems to have lost sight of how they became profitable, the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start focusing on more than the bottom line. The bottom line comes from paying attention to your employees' needs and your customer experience. The dollar is king, but it didn't crown itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Family Environment

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

    I have been working at Darcars full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very large company with family values. They promote from within and give you all the toold necessary for your job

    Cons

    Very long work hours and sometimes little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not under mind your employees. We are people, not children.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Salesmen

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    Its possible to make money, but environment is super competitive.
    Builds self confidence.
    Great place to start to get experience in sales.

    Cons

    Difficult for beginners, no one will show you what to do and carefuller of other salesmen who try to make half deals with you.
    Very difficult to get internet leads, since the internet manager gives leads to his favorite employees.
    Super long hours, if you plan on making money be prepared to give up your social life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Darcars? Share Your Experiences

Darcars

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.