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Used to be Fun .... Not any more

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Current Employee - Leadership Team in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Leadership Team in Tampa, FL

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

Pros

With the right leardership its a very rewarding place to work....well it used to be atleast

Cons

....new (atleast in area 4) templete scheduling may be the straw that broke the companys back...the leadership staff at the store level has taken the last hit that they can endure ... major talent leaving very soon....the backlash is gaining momentum.. lack of payroll, poor computer systems in the stores, limited electronic catalog. all of these are forcing the talent in the stores either to become defeated and give up or just plain walk away..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Attempting the one size fits all mentality to store staffing and limiting the leadership’s ability to tailor the staffing to the stores demographic (traffic pattern, customer base, on hand staff talent) will cause the team to become defeated and burnt out... Realize that Roanoke cannot control every aspect of every employee’s day... You have to have faith in your store level leadership to produce and be productive...Making us feel abused and taken advantage of may not be the best plan for your customer facing front line... You can replace a person but can you replace the relationships built with their customers? Where do you think your competition will see out the talent base that is rapidly becoming disgusted… word of mouth is still the best advertising... Even the best employee has a breaking point...

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Brutal.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Only Fortune 500 company in the Roanoke Valley.

    Cons

    WAY to much politics & cheerleading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that I can put in writing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good place to work but the pay is so so.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pelham, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pelham, AL

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and to learn more about car parts and helping people solve problems with there vehicle.If you enjoy talking with people about cars its a great place to work and meet new people.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great for the things you have to do(changing batteries in cold or wet weather etc).Hours usually get cut around winter time when sales are down.Whenever they have item of the month sales the reward for the store with the most sold isn't what it's promised to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better incentives to the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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