DriveTime Automotive Group

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The name reflects the attitude toward labor

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Would Compromise My Identity in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Would Compromise My Identity in Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (less than an year)

Pros

An engaging interview process and a few reasonable managers willing to interpret policies ju'diciously.

Cons

Training is virtually nonexistent company wide. An atmosphere of impatience is the norm at the Phoenix IC. One of the senior managers there is reputed to be easily frustrated and despite his reputation continues to be promoted. An automated buzzer alerts everyone to the start time signifying when employees are to punch in at: break, lunch and the end of the day adding to the already negative atmosphere absolute drudgery. Safety policies are more often than not reactive which seeminly counter the principles of the lean manufacturing model claimed. Employee evaluations and feedback are sporadic at best. Given all these irritants: dangerous chemical exposure with minimal safety precautions, a negative atmosphere, the confusing complexity of the HR website; ADP, the myriad of user names and passwords to navigate through the company, virtually no protection from the elements especially a the Phoenix IC, a dog eat dog company culture, and nearly minimum wage for the Detail department or anyone to humble to blow their own horn when health issues psychological or physical inevitably result calling off more than 5 times in a 6 month periord is cause for termination. The attendance policy is simply abusive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Address these issues ideally because it's just the right thing to do but in as much as it's obvious the driviving ideology is greed then know that your reputation for abusive labor practices can and will effect your bottom line because despite your consumers' restricted purchasing options and expected mechanical ignorance anyone can understand and related to egregious labor abuse and elect to patronize another company with better labor pratices.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Started out great . . .

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved my job and that I was helping people with bad credit to purchase reliable transportation. Was able to earn a good living.

    Cons

    Company does not value their employees. Started hiring naive kids out of college and started managing out the aging staff. Micro manage and spend too much time looking for what you are doing wrong. Worked way more hours than they say you will with no extra pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with people in the interview process. Look at your market managers with the same critical eye as they judge their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A boy's club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at DriveTime Automotive Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary for a car sales jobs. No work on Sundays. Ability to interact with customers. A chance to meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    Benefits are too expensive and management is incompetent. You are forced to sell a predatory loan to customers who don't know the right questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain some insight on working with different kinds of people and cultures. Don't blame every inconsistency of "the spirit of change".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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