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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

Improve PTO

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. office clerk

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    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Wilmington, CA
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Wilmington, CA

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

    Pros

    This company has great management.

    Cons

    Needs to be more open with new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be open to new ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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