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Great work atmosphere, very low stress.

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Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Greenville, SC
Former Employee - Store Manager in Greenville, SC

I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great training program. Very low stress, great quality of life.

Cons

Not very many women in this industry, hopefully that is changing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None that I can think of

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    15 Years with Advance...all great but the last one...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Just the people you work with on the front line....some really good DL's...but not in my state.

    Cons

    Micro managing by certain power hungry DL's...upper management who have ZERO automotive background...they promote 99% from the outside...stores understaffed and you pay the consequences...like lose your job....an HR department that is a travesty to the word Human....they always look the other way and NEVER back up the store....motto once was"Best parts our people"...i said once was.....your past effort and success means NOTHING..management almost never gets 2 days off in a row....Sundays are brutal....always understaffed....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Automotive people into the upper levels....and in to the stores as GM's....you're selling autoparts...not pickles....don't rubber stamp everything a DL or HR says...one is just covering the other.....sit down and take a look at your turnover....open your eyes...you've lost a slew of parts people...you have a culture now of people worried about their jobs..and GM's getting burnt out...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    NOT SO GREAT ANYMORE

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    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Pro  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Pro in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have been with AAP for over almost 4 years. Met some great customers and have built solid relationships. Taking care of my commercial customers with the right parts so they can be successful is rewarding.

    Cons

    Well where do I start? Seems within the middle to last part of 2012 there have been MAJOR hour cuts and MAJOR micro-managing. Company does not seem to know what direction to take. GMs are puppet managers. I am the Commercial Parts Pro (CPP) at my store and have to help out on the front end CONSTANTLY including checking batteries and engine lights and this is frustrating to my commercial accounts that are spending big $$ with us 5-8k per week for just one account. Have lost several accounts because of this. I have been told they can walk in to Napa or another competitor and don't have to wait on the commercial parts guy to get off the retail counter or get done checking a engine light. Part of our FREE services by the way. Ignite sales reports are demoralizing the team and making part time team members feel they are worthless. Corporate wants sales $$ but cuts staffing. CDL is a JOKE. You can be outside for 30-45 minutes with customers doing our FREE services and not get $1 in sales. Yet CDL is based on sales. LOL. Yet there will be a line with 5 to 6 paying customers and 1 guy at the counter. People walking out because of excessive waiting. AAP use to have it together but now I will be giving my notice within the next several weeks. Too much inconsistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It all starts at the top. One thing for sure....leave your commercial team alone and stop using them as front end help. We are the ones that brings in the $$. Its in commercial hard parts, not wash and wax. Let your GMS be GMS. As long as they follow company policy and procedures that is fine. Get rid of CDL. It does not work. It might also help if the GMs have a little parts knowledge. I have worked with 8 different managers in 4 years and only one of them used to be a technician such as myself. No surprise to me that he has one of the highest store sales in the company. The rest have came from banks, Kmart, Dell, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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