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Dealer Specialties Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
8 Reviews
3.5
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Decent place to work, although pay should be a bit higher.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Technician  in  Monroe, OH
    Current Employee - Support Technician in Monroe, OH

    I have been working at Dealer Specialties full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Pay and Career Opportunities need to be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Misled and overrated.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Dealer Specialties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Manager doesn't look over your shoulder. Company car. Good benefits.

    Cons

    As stated in a prior review, upper management is out of touch. WAY out of touch. After a while the job is a complete grind. Commission only! Enjoy your check after a weeks worth of snow or bad weather. Company cars are generally ultra high mileage (200k miles isnt unheard of), and basically unsafe to drive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a buck. Upgrade the fleet, pay employees a liveable wage (a base salary would be a good start, but that was taken away), and make middle managers spend time in the field so they can be more in tune with their employees. I was told upon hiring in that "if you hustle, you can make 40 grand". $40,000 a year is basically impossible for a field rep to make, regardless of how hard you "hustle", based on the current commission structure.

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

    Excellent company but typical corporation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager

    I worked at Dealer Specialties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    company is growing and expanding
    good managers

    Cons

    lacks support to smaller markets
    big wigs out of touch like typical corporations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find out what the people in the field are experiencing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I had an excellent experience with Dealer Specialties. They are a great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Franchise Owner  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Franchise Owner in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Dealer Specialties full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Products, Good People, Good Money, Good Culture, Good Career Opportunities

    Cons

    A slight advantage in training and resources given to company owned markets over franchise owned markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see a more resources dedicated to training franchises on current and new technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Manager
    Current Employee - Market Manager

    I have been working at Dealer Specialties full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, ability to work from home and outdoors. Great to meet new people all the time and everyday you can be in a different town.

    Cons

    Area is too big to cover for one person, virtually no support from upper management. Due to field reps only working piecemeal, no one stays for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying your field reps a salary and come into the 21st Century. Straight commission doesn't work anymore. Need to find a happy medium.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Digital Media Designer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dealer Specialties full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great place to start your career. Fun atmosphere. Management had vision and wasn't afraid to try new things. Very innovative on the web front.

    Cons

    Pay never really increased causing younger employees to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    gotta be a hustler

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Representative
    Current Employee - Route Representative

    I have been working at Dealer Specialties full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to work on your own, at your own pace, without anyone breathing down your neck. If you work hard, and hustle, you can make as much as $40k.

    Cons

    COMMISSION ONLY! You have to be a hustler to get a paycheck. At first, you are handed a few accounts to learn the job. Then, once you learn how to do it, you are given about 14 accounts (if you are lucky). Most accounts don't pay well and you will have to do alot to earn your money. There are times when you cannot make any money- broken laptop, rain,snow, Most dealers think you are a lot guy and don't give you any help or respect. NO WORK=NO MONEY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your reps a partial salary. The employee turnover rate is so high because....? Managers are too worried about numbers and not about good service. Nobody stands behing the reps, and they are the ones who keep the company afloat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Dealer Specialties full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company car, laptop and gas card

    Cons

    Horrible management. Cities change managers just about every year. In my four years I saw 4 of them. Will not allow you to sell or expand your route. Instead they will hire more reps. Dont expect to make more than 30k a year and expect to work 50 plus hours a week. You will NEVER advance in the company as a rep. Every year they lose more and more accounts due to horrible management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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