Advance Auto Parts

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3 people found this helpful  

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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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Remember "The best part is our people"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Roanoke, VA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, career opportunities and career growth. Nice clean, modern stores. Excellent opportunity to interact with customers.

    Cons

    General Managers are more micromanaged now than in years past. General Managers now have a set schedule and must get DM approval for exceptions. Example if a General Manager wants to open on Friday instead of closing approval of the District Manager is required. That wasn't required in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember "the best part is our people". Let the General Managers have the flexibility needed to run the stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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