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Overall Good Opportunity

General Manager (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

ProsFlexibility of making my own schedule
Depending on the quality of the District Leader or Regional VP, micromanagement has been minimal
Bonus pay has been reasonably good, unlike other companies that have offered bonus and made it virtually unachievable
Depending on the quality of your hiring and staffing standards, the team I work with is excellent
Communicated company goals are in line with respectable values
Reasonably competitive benefits

ConsAdvancement opportunity upwards from General Manager upwards is not structured, requested long term promotion plan and upper level has provided vague, open ended goals
Depending on the current District Leader or Regional VP, micromanagement can be horrible
Realignments and upper level management changes can negatively affect store teams
Upper level hires advancement positions from outside applicants before effectively offering the opportunity to qualified internal applicants

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has over 3600 General Managers and continues to hire district level and higher management without even informing or giving most General Managers a long term plan for preparing for those positions. I have seen enough upper level managers get hired in and leave the company, while consistently leading General Managers stay around. Most of the excellent quality General Managers that I knew when I started with the company have left over time to pursue better opportunities, while we have many new faces being brought in to lead us that are supposed to know our business and customers better than our own team. Bottom line - provide the top handful of successful managers with long term advancement goals to make sure we don't lose more talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun but frustrating at times

    Mobile Pro (Current Employee) Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts part-time for more than a year


    Pros: Management is generally friendly and helpful when needed. Challenging job… Cons: Upper management has a strong tendency to micro-manage each store. The computer systems also get randomly updated and… Advice to Senior Management: Stop spending so much money on ways to track every transaction, and put it into payroll. Good employees need incentive to stay with Advanced, or… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    My best experience in retail

    General Manager (Current Employee) Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Good opportunity for advancement with the company Cons: Typical corporate environment, where decisions are made on the fly… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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