National Automobile Dealers Association

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Stuck in trying to preserve the past instead of leading and shaping the industry

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Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  McLean, VA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA

Pros

Decent benefits (although decreasing over time) and location is convenient to shopping & restaurants if you can handle the traffic

Cons

Building voted ugliest in VA - old, poor repair, elevators break often, leaks
Salaries way under typical for market area and no pay for performance so most just don't bother performing
Leadership is non existent - no vision for present or future, poor communication with employees and with members; few good old boys run the place (poorly)
No advancement/professional development opportunity
Board of Directors are disconnected with business today (most are semi retired) and use their position for personal agendas rather than representing their members
Politics are worst I've ever experienced
Lack of training, no empowerment, no openness to improving

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop a sound strategy, communicate frequently (including listening), reward the talent and performance and hold others accountable for not performing.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for National Automobile Dealers Association

  1.  

    Considering the performance of the car industy recently I would reccomend looking somewhere else.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    Pros

    Good benifits including 401k, health insurance, and a decent amount of sick and vacation leave.

    Cons

    Multiple rounds of layoffs within the past year. Boring work setting where evereyday of work is doing the same task with no change. Poor management and upper management that rarely communicate with employees. Little to no room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to create a more enthusiastic work environment and offer some sort of an incentive for employees to perfom better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Could be better...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits, while reduced over the years, are still pretty fair overall. The company size allows you to meet a number of people who work there. Parking is free at HQ. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    This is all based on 5+ years of working at NADA. Salaries are uncompetitive and always have been. Despite the low wages for the area, NADA has money to blow on servers they never used. This stems from poor management. Upper management (executive leadership) is aloof from the company and never visits the rest of the floors, preferring to stay in their office. Middle management (department heads) lack the training to effectively set budgets and refuse to empower the lower management levels, instead holding them responsible for issues but never giving them the authority they need to be taken seriously. Lower management is left to pick up the pieces with little training, no authority, little to no control of budgetary items, and little respect from employees.
    Employees are treated as children who cannot be trusted to do the right thing and are consistently micromanaged by all levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training for all levels of management to include budgetary, communication, project management, etc.. Empower your lower level managers to make decisions and back them. Allow lower management levels to have budgets that they keep and run. Institute flex time, a free benefit, while ensuring that staff are appropriately scheduled to service client calls. Be more involved with your staff by walking around and greeting employees at times and less involved with micromanaging everyone unless they require it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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