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Helpful (2)

A great learning experience, but not an ideal career path.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time (More than a year)

Pros

I loved my immediate coworkers, and you will definitely learn a lot. Getting 20% off of car parts helps out when you need to fix your own ride too.

Cons

Upper management is pretty much worthless, and your pay is based off of how much product you sell, so you are pressured to push extra stuff onto customers, which I never liked doing.

Advice to Management

Let store managers write their own schedule - you can't run a store with only 2 people on a shift at any given time, regardless of what your numbers say.

Other Employee Reviews for Advance Auto Parts

  1. review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Move up quick. Easy to learn. Good benefits. Paid holidays.

    Cons

    Low paying for part timers. Little room to move up without moving to different store.

    Advice to Management

    no overtime


  2. Helpful (3)

    Looked like a good place to work...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interacting with and helping the customers.

    Cons

    Training is basically when GM has time along with monthly videos online. SPH program based mainly on salary/experience rather than mean general income of the surrounding area of the store and prior year sales. Scheduling and traffic flow greatly affect the SPH in a negative way. Seems all that is cared about is the stores sales/bottom line and not the employees as it used to be. SPH program is a good tool to be used to get rid of the high salaried/long term employees and bring in lower paid employees. Hard to make your sales goal/bonus as opposed to what is told to you when recruited/hired.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of SPH (sales per hour) program. It is doing more harm than good. Monitor the DL's and ensure they are doing there jobs properly and not just being a "yes" person.


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