Don Davis Auto Group

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Don Davis Auto Group Reviews

Updated April 23, 2014
Updated April 23, 2014
7 Reviews
2.6
7 Reviews
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Robert Howard
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    Sales, and management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales, Sales Manager  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Sales, Sales Manager in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Don Davis Auto Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong morals, taught me everything I know about the business which carried me to my current job and income in the top 1% of the country.

    Cons

    Technologically challenged, but it makes you better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to Robert, he knows the business like nobody else in dfw.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    sales

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Don Davis Auto Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    able to sell any car from multiple locations
    promoting within exist

    Cons

    newbies get treated like personal assists
    behind in times with technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more computers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Don Davis Auto Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I can't find any pros to this company.

    Cons

    Very low pay, supervisors & managers who don't give a crap about their employees. Training is almost non-existence. You have to beg for an increase in pay. Insurance is too expensive. How does someone making only $13. an hour afford $100. a week insurance?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Mr. Howard & Mr. Brown it is your employees who are keeping your business alive, how about recognizing them with pay incentives. And the fact that these 2 top dogs want to be addressed by their last names should tell you a lot. Egotistical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible Do Not Work There

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    Former Employee - Management of Mechanics  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Management of Mechanics in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Don Davis Auto Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good location
    Busy Shop
    That is about it

    Cons

    Alot of young people that don't know what they are doing
    Mgmt is not good ---does not know stuff they should ---Mechanics know more than them which is odd
    HR dept is horrible!!!
    Sliding Fee Scale so mechanics get screwed over on pay
    Alot of shady stuff goes on over there that I saw in the five years I was there
    Don Davis Dealerships has a horrible reputation among other dealerships when you are socializing at parties--

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the GM---He has a lousy personality---He is cocky ----He treats employees bad -----Karma is going to kick his butt one day!! Also almost everyone that knows the GM at parties says horrible stuff about him!! That is not good at any company----RUN!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    "too many chiefs, and not enough indians"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lube Tech/Service Technician  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Lube Tech/Service Technician in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Don Davis Auto Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only good thing about the dealership, was the amount of "traffic" coming through the service department. I made over 40k last year working as a "lube tech" (money being the only pro), and being able to stay busy allowed the days to "end" quicker.

    Cons

    Don Davis Auto Group has 4 different locations in Arlington, Texas. At the time of my employment, I was working for their NISSAN store in the South Arlington area, It was a very low income area. So 95% of the customer base were coming in for the $19.95 oil change, and with that oil change the technician had to complete a full inspection with an "up sell" list for the advisor. To invest 30-45 minutes into a vehicle that only pays .3 (flag rate/.3 or 1.0) at a "C" tech labor rate. Also having the service advisor on a different pay scale means they have completely different objectives in order to get paid. It usually ment that if you (the technician) made money on the ticket, the advisor didnt, and if the advisor made money on the ticket, the technician didnt. They had set the pay scale up like this to keep more money in their own pockets. In order to make money you have to work long days and LONG weeks, I was investing 6 days a week (due to being closed on sundays) at about 65 hours. Anyway, long story short...if you feel like working your butt off for absolutley no recognition, then this would be the place for you. Oh yah, and dont ever expect a raise, or any kind of promotion it will never happen, as far as bonuses go...you will never see one. Don Davis Nissan was receiving over a million dollars a year just in "NISSAN" money, just for Don Davis Nissan having good "CSI" (customer service), you would think that it took ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES TO REACH THAT GOAL. The managers felt that "splitting" the money up wouldnt leave them with enough of a bonus. "Too many chiefs, and not enough indians"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Listen" to your employees, they create your salary.

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

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finace Manager  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Finace Manager in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Don Davis Auto Group

    Pros

    Good compensation and leadership! Very strong moral and ethical standards. They give the car business a good name.

    Cons

    Old school thinking sometimes. Not much time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent company but really old fashioned

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automotive Technician
    Current Employee - Automotive Technician

    I have been working at Don Davis Auto Group

    Pros

    Good location and thats it. Company could have lots of good things going for it but doesnt seem to care.

    Cons

    LONG HOURS
    LOWEST PAY IN THE BUSINESS (sliding pay scale for technicians)
    Incompetant HR dept
    Incompetant management
    Terrible reputation amongst other auto dealers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please start caring a bit more about advertising and keeping your employees happy. I hope you are embarrased of what you have created.

    Disapproves of CEO

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