Advance Auto Parts

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Good Company, Poor Leadership

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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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    District Manager - external hire not from this industry

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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
  2.  

    Fun place but no room for opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mobile Parts Pro in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Mobile Parts Pro in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly (in my case) team
    new things to learn
    helping customers with issues
    Part time health care and other benefits.

    Cons

    Did more than just what my position was classified as, no problem but was not compensated accordingly.
    Asked for reviews on performance, was told they are yearly.
    Seniority is priority full time, not quick learner or knowledgeable individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your team members personalities and skill sets, overall.
    Allow for growth, and I do not mean your individual stores wallet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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