Advance Auto Parts
2.8 of 5 595 reviews
www.advanceautoparts.com Roanoke, VA 5000+ Employees

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Fun but frustrating at times

Mobile Pro (Current Employee)
Fayetteville, NC

ProsManagement is generally friendly and helpful when needed. Challenging job where building customer relationships can be quite rewarding.

ConsUpper 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall Good Opportunity

    General Manager (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Flexibility 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,… Cons: Advancement 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… Advice to Senior Management: The company has over 3600 General Managers and continues to hire district level and higher management without even informing or giving most General Managers a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good Part-time job

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Blacksburg, VA

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


    Pros: Great people I was working with Cons: Manager would change schedule around and would not notify you of… Advice to Senior Management: Have commission on sales No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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