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Good Company, Poor Leadership

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
Former Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC

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

Pros

Decent place to work
Good associates
Fun customers
Adequate pay

Cons

Upper management had a fixation on the "fix of the year."
District Managers varied from uber-competent to not remotely competent
Seemed to be no promotion from within past the general manager level
Favoritism was a huge issue

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Develop some objective standards, and stop acting as if all problems are fixed by your single solution
2. Insisting general managers are in charge while micromanaging them is not coherent.
3. Focus on the business of serving customers, not the business of serving corporate egos.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Commercial Parts Pro

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Pro in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Pro in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Decent pay compared to other auto parts stores. Guaranteed overtime every week. Excellent co-workers. Good work/life balance. If you need a day off you are pretty much going to get it.

    Cons

    Commercial customers can be a pain, but that is to be expected at any auto parts store with a commercial department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire additional "knowledgeable help". Keep this company from turning into AutoZone by not hiring people for minimum wage with no Parts Experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    District Manager - external hire not from this industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    Good Industry and customer base.

    Cons

    Senior Management changes priorities frequently. Many metric that are requested to deliver have no impact on sales.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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