Fisher Auto Parts

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Fisher Auto Parts Reviews

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
7 Reviews
2.6
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work for, like a big family

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fisher Auto Parts full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company really is like a big family. Fast growing company. Treats employees well. Fisher compensates fairly well. CEO is easy to get in touch with.

    Cons

    What should be mundane decisions or administrative procedures should be handled at much lower management level rather than running through corporate executive level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some good, some bad.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES

    I have been working at Fisher Auto Parts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great hours if you don't want to be working until 10pm, customers are like family and you end up developing great relationships with them.

    Cons

    I'm counter sales, I'm constantly left in the store alone to run it while the store manager is out doing my job. The pay is not competitive to my area although it says right in the handbook they strive to stay competitive. No advancement opportunities, they almost always hire from the outside. Don't trust anyone in the company, they WILL throw you under the bus if they don't like something you do. All in all I can not recommend working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I gave 5 years of my life to this company an had planned on this being my career. However I was offered a job doing less work for more money by a competitor and the district manager wouldn't match it because of hearsay, stating I wasn't a "team player" when I constantly outsold both the store manager and outside sales rep. It's kind of hard to be a team player when all the rest of your team does is watch YouTube and TV all day. Without the people that run this company day to day an take care of the customers, you wouldn't have a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Can't believe how I was treated

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fisher Auto Parts full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One of the few auto parts stores left that don't expect you to work 8am-10pm every day. Deals mostly with the professional installer.

    Cons

    No loyalty. No room for advancement. Hires from outside rather than promoting from within. Poor communication. After many years of faithful service, I had to leave after having my pay cut without notice or explanation. This, after I took on more responsibility in a failing store while the store manager was out on medical leave. They quickly replaced me with a green employee making less money which has become a pattern since they have grown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people who take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    small company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Avon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avon, OH

    I worked at Fisher Auto Parts full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Not bad for a small family owned company. Being in the auto parts business, there was confidence in te job being there for a long time.

    Cons

    Steady work and over time available regularly even if you did not want it. No opportunity for growth since all of the high management jobs are held by family members. Ate all of the small auto parts stores to become bigger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not advance employees based on seniority or last name.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Bad place to work!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Fisher Auto Parts

    Pros

    Unless your starving look elsewhere.

    Cons

    Low wage, long hours and no way to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should pay more attention to the talented people they employ.
    They stores have no rook to advance employees up the ladder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Family Business!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Staunton, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Staunton, VA

    I have been working at Fisher Auto Parts

    Pros

    Job is easy. Company gives excellent tools to do your job. As long as you follow their outline for business then their formula will make you successful. Service is the key. This company services customers better than any in this industry.

    Cons

    Conflicting messages to stores about expense control, versus margin, versus making the sale at any cost. All three are important. But navigating the balance is very vague for inexperienced employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better balance in preaching the messages of controlling expenses and earning margins. Store managers need to constantly hear that sales, and more sales will cure all of those percentages that are expected to be managed at certain levels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Neutral, neither extremely positive or negative

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

    I have been working at Fisher Auto Parts

    Pros

    Large number of locations to work from.

    Cons

    Minimal benefits, expensive for coverage provided on medical. Lack of opportunity for advancement. Company prefers to hire from outside for management and sales positions rather than to look within.

    No opinion of CEO

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