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Corporate Auto

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Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Oak Park, IL
Current Employee - Store Manager in Oak Park, IL

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

Pros

Commercial account focus is nice, with plenty of repeat business. Retail effort is there, but is slow. Minimal advertising means less retail business.

Cons

Company treats employees like numbers instead of people. Way to top heavy, with executives for everything imaginable. No one above the store level has the ability to run a store.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rather than spend five or ten minutes in a store, execs should spend a week or two actually trying to do what they expect store personnel to do. They might actually make some intelligent decisions then.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Lack of direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at CARQUEST full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, and...can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from top of the company to the bottom. Not willing to keep up with current technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over and do opposite from what you did before

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    20+ yrs of service does NOT even get you a farewell cake or severance

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at CARQUEST full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    For 20 years it WAS a wonderful company

    Cons

    ; but upper mgmt does not plan ahead for future; hire outside contracted help such as relocation companies that are total failures, travel dept pays 4x the rate for expenses than booking directly online w/o cpn codes. Company could save MILLIONS by dissolving their "travel agency dept" alone; as they paid $1000 for airfare that I can log online and get for $148 - they count pennies instead of dollars; hire too many "familial" people that have NO training just same DNA as Executives, etc - NO forethought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look ahead 5 years and make goals - why spend 400K to relocate an employee AND then dissolve entire division in 6 months? Far too many upper mgmt personnel with 'TODAY" thinking ONLY skills and no one is planning for "TOMORROW" and 5-10-15 yrs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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