DriveTime Automotive Group Reviews

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DriveTime Automotive Group President and CEO Ray Fidel
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Pros
  • Great work environment and culture (in 15 reviews)

  • My position has good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  • The biggest con is the work life balance especially as you begin to move into the management role (in 18 reviews)

  • micro-management and long hours (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Good entry-level position.

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    Former Employee - Operations Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Advisor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group

    Pros

    It is a family-oriented work environment.

    Cons

    Tax season is very hectic. DriveTime (GA) allows new Georgia residents to purchase a vehicle without a Georgia driver's license. This causes the Operations Advisor job to be quite challenging.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice M-F except during tax season, great people to work with

    Cons

    Good ole boy system is definitely in place with people next up for advancement


  3. Great Culture, Great Feedback

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager(AMP) in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - General Manager(AMP) in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing business with a lot of opportunity Salary + Commision ranks high in industry The time you put in determines your pay Management is visible and intune with business Hours worked are much less than my last job(even tax season)

    Cons

    You get out what you put in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving good people a chance


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Better follow or else...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn how the corporate world works!

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, low recognition for jobs well done. Job is robotic and unrewarding. Looking for fresh young college kids who have no life or work experience to get stuck here and that will work long hours, and will aimlessly follow management believe every single word they say.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing regimes to get into management and promote under performers because they are either related, or naive to the business and believe that upper management walks on water!


  6. Helpful (1)

    Professioanly scretched to tears

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operations Advisor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's nice when the dealership meets it's monthly sales goal. Monthly bonus is anywehre for $100-$325 extra at the end of each month.

    Cons

    The raises are horrible. The hours are long. Lack of opportunity is you are in operations.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the operations dept. more money. You can't get your bonuses without us.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Forget about a Work/Life balance.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and loose environment. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Loooooong Hours!!! Expect to 50-60 hours per week. Expect to work late into the night - sometimes to 10pm. If you are someone who values spending time with family, having extracurricular activities outside of work, and personal development, DriveTime is NOT the place for you. Forget about looking forward to the weekend because you will be working every Saturday but one. Also forget about after work activities. Compensation for sales is pretty slim given the hours you work and the time that goes into making each sale. Management- Expect certain incompetent managers to kill your sales. Your sales hinge on the effectiveness of your managers. If your manager has no people skills (one of mine suffers from a major lack of people skills) it could hurt your paycheck significantly. Expect managers to follow the operating procedures or "Customer Experience" when it is convenient and to throw it under the bus when it is not. You'll be expected to follow it at all times except when it contradicts what your manager wants to do at a particular moment.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within to get the very best managers. Shorten the Saturday hours or give each sales associate 2 Saturdays off instead of one. Have stores close 1-2 hours earlier to prevent late night (10 pm) sales. Don't worry you wont loose sales and you may get to keep more sales associates.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Don't work for Drive Time they sell cheap cars and the pay sucks!

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    As a Sales or General Manager you are given a company car. This is usually any vehicle on the lot that overall cost is less than 8k. Sunday the dealerships are closed.

    Cons

    Hours! You will work at least 60 hours per week. The pay. The salary for SM was 50K and GM 60K now GM is 50K and SM is 38K before other incentives kick in. Overall the money sucks now.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting people because you are friends with them. This happened a lot with Drive Time in Atlanta.



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