Advance Auto Parts

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

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC

I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Looked like a good place to work...

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

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    Not a place for professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    They have direct deposit and close on Christmas Day.

    Cons

    This is not a job for professionals or for people who enjoy operational management. If you are looking for a management job, this is only a starter job. Working here at any level below DM is a job selling car parts. If that is your thing, and you hate your family, I encourage you to apply.

    The company is entirely too knee jerk. They seem to want to do anything that they can to make life miserable for GM's. In our region, GM's who aren't achieving the unrealistic sales targets are required to work 6 11 hour days per week. Want a cost of living raise more than once every 5 years? Well, for most people that work at AAP, that is just too bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit saying that you are going to do things and then just act like you never said it. New parts look up systems, not having managers work a template, 50 hour work weeks....whatever it is this week, stick with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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