DriveTime Automotive Group

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DriveTime Automotive Group Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
188 Reviews
3.6
188 Reviews
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Pros
  • Small work environment and good atmosphere (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits package; you work with awesome people & meeting new people everyday is great (in 11 reviews)


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

  • Long hours especially during tax season, employees can be over worked sometimes (in 27 reviews)

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    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better follow or else...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

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

    Professioanly scretched to tears

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Forget about a Work/Life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend

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