Advance Auto Parts

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Best career choice I have made!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - General Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
Current Employee - General Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

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

Pros

Opportunity to move up in the company. I went from a cop to a gm in six months now making a big move to opening stores in a new market. Great leadership that coach you along the way.Great training for Gms with an onboarding class at the home office.

Cons

Restricted cdl hours make things tougher than they should. We Need better training for mid level managers to help them get promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Watch out because I'm climbing the corporate ladder!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stagnant, few growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in Binghamton, NY

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

    Pros

    If you like cars and want to work on cars in the parking lot, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Advance has moved far away from promoting from within. Negligible opportunity to move beyond the store level. The standard is to recruit district manager and higher level positions from outside of the company, No internal programs for training and development of general managers.
    Lower than industry average pay with long hours. General managers are currently required to work 55 hour weeks.

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

    Very poor pay.

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals. No comission. The company lies about spifs (money an individual is told they will receive for each of a specific item sold) and management won't say anything to upper management about it. New policies that if sales goals aren't met you are wrote up (4 write ups and termination) this is even if you have no customers to sell to. False hopes of promotions and new positions. Pay for a full time Key Holder is 8.34/hr.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone above District Leaders and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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