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5 people found this helpful  

Meh.. they chew you up and spit you out.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - General Manager
Former Employee - General Manager

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

Pros

No need for a social life.

Cons

No time for family ever.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on a few key points do not flip flop so much.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Really need to Improve on the small things.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA

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

    Pros

    Advance Auto parts is a great place to meet people and create connections. Part time employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    The management style is terrible not only in this store but from the corporate level as well. General and Assistant Managers aren't always the best people for the job and have done more kissing of the behind then anything else. The computer system is downright terrible. Pay is subpar. The discount they give you is the same discount they give online customers. They expect you to sell additional items with little to no incentive. Overall a terrible and greedy company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better and upgrade your systems. Otherwise much time will be lost with turnover and rehiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a place to stay at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Parts Pro in Goldsboro, NC
    Current Employee - Mobile Parts Pro in Goldsboro, NC

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a job
    Discount on car parts
    Somewhat flexible hours

    Cons

    Dealing with the public - This can sometimes be great, but often its very challenging due to our hands being tied in what we can and can't do or our stocking.
    Too many managers - 3 managers to ever non management employee.
    No consistency in shifts unless you have another job - You will close one night, open the next day, work a mid shift, open, then close around that order.
    Schedule usually isn't posted until the last day of the work week.
    Most management is hired off the street and employees who stay with the company for years are usually stuck in the same positions.
    No raises - Even people who've I've talk with that have been with the company for seven years still have not gotten a single raise.
    Unrealistic goals - A small store in a small country town can't possibly meet the same goals as a major city town.
    Micromanagement central - They try to control everything in the store.
    Poor stocking - Often makes sure you're well stocked on the parts you don't sell while rarely keep items that are on sell stocked which makes the sales people look terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the employees who've stayed with you with raises and promotions.
    Promote from within. Its tiresome for some entry level employees to have to train their managers.
    Create and incentive program to do well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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