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Corporate office in Memphis ok, upward mobility difficult. The corporate office is dedicated to their 5K stores.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Project Manager in Memphis, TN

I have been working at AutoZone full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good place to start a corporate job, to learn one type of corporate culture (they require you to shout a cheer and pledge before most meetings)
Location of office in downtown Memphis on Mississippi River
Free downtown parking
At a certain grade level, benefits package is great--Bonus, 401K, stock options, etc.
The corporate office is very dedicated to the retail stores, require "store dress" uniform day every Monday, otherwise business casual. No casual Fridays.
There are many long-time AutoZoners, people who have been working there for 20-35 years, which can be a good thing and a bad thing.
The corporate office really emphasizes employee recognition for a good job.

Cons

The internal depts are not integrated, don't use SAP, ERP, etc. to tie systems together. Systems are mostly home-grown and patched together.
The internal depts act as silos, independently, so communication can be tough. There's a lot of "old-school" thinking.
Upward mobility difficult, like to move senior management laterally to develop them but difficult to execute anything with constant movement
Pay is below corporate averages for similar jobs in other places

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lateral senior management moves only hurt the employees under them. If the expectation is to review, do gap analysis, develop plan, implement, and review, then give us that time to execute without changing senior management, because you inevitably have to start over with a new strategy each time.
There should be a lot more collaboration among departments.
The pay should reflect the job requirements.
The company should upgrade their systems to catch up to the 21st century.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Hard work with opportunities to grow.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at AutoZone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fair compensation, Rewarding work environment, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Moving to a lot of stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Commercial Driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoZone part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Fun People, Not difficult job

    Cons

    Distance decay with upper management. Disconnect between company and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee advice into account. Better Training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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