Advance Auto Parts

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Fun but frustrating at times

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Mobile Pro  in  Fayetteville, NC
Current Employee - Mobile Pro in 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 where building customer relationships can be quite rewarding.

Cons

Upper management has a strong tendency to micro-manage each store. The computer systems also get randomly updated and changed without notice. Pay is terrible, and raises are automatic rather than performance-based (as they claim to be).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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 take a job that pays more with O'Rielly's (the occasional pat-on-the-back isn't enough). Every employee's sales are already tracked in detail--use it! Contests and prizes for employees that sell the most during a promotion are seen more as a waste of potential payroll funds than as motivation to sell.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    My best experience in retail

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in 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 and can change direction at any moment based on business direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    They have lost their way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Industry has potential for growth

    Cons

    Lost their values. No longer a special place to work as field management is not interested in what team thinks. This was great place to work with bright futures and had been lost. Turnover will have record highs in 2013.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what is really happening. not in surveys because they are hard against people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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