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Started out great

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Current Employee - Parts Sales Manager  in  Shorewood, IL
Current Employee - Parts Sales Manager in Shorewood, IL

I have been working at AutoZone full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good hours if the store you are working in, is in a decent location. Decent benefits. Not that hard to get promoted if you know what your doing. Company pays for ASE certification

Cons

Constant drama from upper management. Part-time employees refuse to do what the company requires and have a high turn over rate, makes management a lot harder. TONS of different reports to constantly stay on top of, and if your not, your going down fast. Also, get married to your store because that's all you will have time for.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a good crew and be prepared to be tough on your people. Upper management expects the world out of you with nothing in return.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Very much a corporate ladder - abuse, neglect & cutthroat pretty much describes it.

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    Former Employee - Commercial Driver  in  Ottawa, KS
    Former Employee - Commercial Driver in Ottawa, KS

    I worked at AutoZone full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Wide selection of auto parts and decent training opportunities.

    Cons

    Company (at least this district) is not too women-friendly - After 5 years on the job, being ASE certified, I tried unsuccessfully for 2 years to advance to management. When I finally threatened gender discrimination, I was finally allowed a chance. It should not be this difficult. Primarily male management and on the inside, they are very abusive towards women in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like you would your family and they will readily give back to you. Continue to treat them like you do and continually underpay them (and expect the moon in return), and you will continue to get the constant turnover and lack of knowledge in parts that you have now. There is not a single parts pro in the business that will readily take out the abuse that these corporate parts stores dish out -- and for little to no decent wage ($8-9.50/hr).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Autozone... It's a job.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orange, CA

    I worked at AutoZone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are by far the best part. During my time there I made some really good friends and met a lot of people who brought joy to my life. If you are full time employee (for some positions such as mine, this meant a mandatory 50 hour work week with some days starting at 5 am) you get benefits and other perks that are nice. Plus if you are into cars you get a good employee discount. While the schedule can be killer. They were generally good about working around school schedules and other commitments.

    Cons

    The pay is painfully low for the amount of work you do. The divisional and regional management are often times incompetent and lack any sort of vision. They will often create more problems than they fix by scrambling to put out little fires that pop up rather than fix the real cause of the problems. I would not recommend making a career out of working there. However if you are looking for something temporary, it can fulfill a purpose so by all means apply. Don't get me wrong, there are definitely worse options out there. So go into it knowing that you will be subjected to a lot of decisions that will not make sense and often times you will feel that you are being jerked around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some fresh blood at the district, regional, and divisional levels. While I understand the importance of promoting from within, it is important that you promote based on merit, not just seniority. The position I worked in allowed me to interact regularly with district and regional staff and I found that many of them got to that higher level through attrition. There were numerous individuals whom I felt were painfully under-qualified for the responsibility they were given. So my advice to management would be to improve the upper level management talent because those are the people who set the stage for the success in the stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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