AutoNation

  www.autonation.com
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Low Pay, bad training, long hours

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AutoNation full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Most people I work around are good people

Cons

Your commission salary is based on customer surveys. The survey itself is confusing. You get marked off for things you can't control. They are more concerned with the survey then if you're a good employee when people who fill the surveys out don't care about your job. Sometimes they are in a bad mood or have a spouse fill it out. But, people are fired for low surveys even after bending over backwards for the customer. Even if you make CSI and sell alot, salary is still low. No room for growth. Long hours. High turn around. They give everyone an assistant manager title so they don't have to pay overtime.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the survey and make it simple. Stop punishing SA's for things they can't control (like what's in the breakroom or what the shuttle person does). The commission salary is not competitive with the area and cost of living.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    The company is an industry leader and very forward thinking. They are always looking at the new technologies available and how they can be used to improve processes.

    Cons

    There is limited potential for advancement and therefore they are losing some very knowledgeable employees to competitors and other industries.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never seen such contempt from a company towards it's employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Technician
    Current Employee - Service Technician

    I have been working at AutoNation

    Pros

    Skilled techs seem to be paid at the highest hourly rate in the area, at least for now. If you do a good job with few comebacks you are generally left alone.

    Cons

    Employees who lie, cheat and steal are the first to be promoted. Upper management cares only about profit and slashing wages....Autonation preaches about ethics but has none whatsoever. Work until you die, 8 days a week if they could do it to you!! They'd rather spend money on lawyers than doing whats right to their employees or customers!! Greed, and profit are the only thing that drives this business. Autonation-Destroying the industry one day at a time. Can't work anywhere else becuase they make back-door deals with other local dealerships not to hire their employees.Well, you have a job don't you? That's what you'll hear when you mention dirty words to your management team when you ask about taboo topics such as a cost of living raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees- They are #1 !! In turn, they will take care of your customers, and the business will thrive. Cut out the fat and pay the money to the people in your company who really work. Multiple layers of regional, market, etc presidents, VP,s...You'd get more for your money paying out on the dealership worker level...Yearly new "pay plans" aka, pay CUTS, 7 day a week, 12 hour days, your employees are burnt out.The customers can see this, and feel it. There is more to life than work and profit. Stop destroying families with excessive work hours!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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