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Great company to work for. Always expanding with upward mobility to grow for a career, even starting out as part-time.

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Former Employee - Quality Control/Inventory Manager in La Porte, IN
Former Employee - Quality Control/Inventory Manager in La Porte, IN

I worked at LKQ full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Constantly looking to expand and promote from within.

Cons

Relatively small in comparison to the other transportation/warehousing companies so hourly starting rate is average to slightly below average.

Advice to Management

Promote your regional manager, now working and relocated to your LaPorte IN transfer hub/warehouse. Incredible pleasure to work for and gained invaluable experience from him. He has incredible ideas, and although at times they seem unattainable, he always finds the way to make it possible and highly successful/lucrative!

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  1. great pay...no job security (no degree required)

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at LKQ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    money and hours very good

    Cons

    will fire employees on the spot; long term or short

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your staff

  2. Not so great

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at LKQ full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. 5 day work week.
    2. Health benefits.
    3. A/C
    4. Dealing with customers.

    Cons

    1. Terrible training.
    2. Managers too stressed out and too busy to help when needed.
    3. Commission very quickly; most large accounts held by people who've been there awhile and it takes time to earn the trust needed.
    4. Huge turnover rate with extravagant expectations for new people who were poorly trained.
    5. Take a vacation and lose customers and commission from others eager to take them from you.
    6. Totally non-collaborative work environment. This is not a team environment at all, dog eat dog.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow weak middle management, Manager and DM's to cycle through employees and give the excuse that they just can't find good people. Good employees start with good hiring skills, good training and by fostering their growth within the organization.

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