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Fast Paced, Ever Changing Environment

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Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Accounting Analyst in Nashville, TN

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Semi flexible work schedule, opportunity for growth as company grows. Most people are friendly and willing to help you if you have questions.

Cons

PTO sucks. Workload can be a bit overwhelming, some managers try to be too political and freindly with who they like and don't work as hard with helping develop all their employees. This could be a reason for the large turnover problem

Advice to Management

Improve PTO

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  1. A den of thieves.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Hutchins, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Hutchins, TX

    I worked 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

    The work atmosphere is casual and they have great benefits.

    Cons

    There's a serious undercurrent of dishonesty throughout the Hutchins location. They systematically cheat on the employees certifications- certifications that are intended to promote excellence. The training program itself is great, but you are pushed through it at a rate that is impossible to absorb the material, and there is an employee on staff who will take the test for you at a $50 rate. Management knows about this and encourages it. Applied mediocrity! The sales managers also engage in bullying tactics to manipulate the sales team- it's like something out of the 1960's. It's hard to believe this is going on in the modern day with such a large successful corporation.

    Advice to Management

    More than half of the inside sales staff PAID another employee to take their certification exams for them, with full knowledge and encouragement of the immediate management. This applied mediocrity, applied and defended. I don't think the upper management has a clue this is going on- they seem very driven and honest. The immediate sales managers will bend, break, and mutilate any law to get themselves ahead. They bully, intimidate, and cajole the sales team to meet their goals as well. Overall the sales floor is operated like a testosterone charged beatdown from the 1960's. Lose the jerks, verify your certifications and training, and bring the professionalism into the modern era.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Keystone quality/service was tops in the nation. Then they were bought by LKQ.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at LKQ full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the "pros" are gone now. Old Keystone employees (that are still there) continue to provide great customer service. The new paint line helps because LKQ doesn't manufacture the paint products.

    Cons

    Vendors have been changed from providing quality products (equal to OEM with lifetime warranty) to vendors that can provide the cheapest product and supply the demand necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of mid-level management that do not know how to add value to achieve higher product margins. Quit "selling" on price alone. Promote people on performance, not because they are the son of a company you bought out of business.


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