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Genuine Parts Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place for 2-3 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for GPC for seven years in their Shared Services IT department. Compensation is OK. Flexible time. Work from home (one day a week). Location is good.

    Cons

    Every year in the past 4 years I have been thinking of leaving, but because of some personal reasons I am still with them. I know that by default women in the technology industry are not appreciates as they ought to be, but GPC is horrible in this regard. Obvious discrimination in terms of salary and promotions, and when management is confronted they can't give you any answers. No career growth opportunities. Everybody is talking about change, but nothing is changing. 2 weeks of vacation unless you have been with the company for 7 years. No diversity except for the contractors. Management/Company is stuck in the 70s.

    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Old company that is stuck in the 70's. Does not like change

    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The hours are good and there is not much overtime during month end.

    Cons

    Compensation, Company culture is awful

  3.  

    A strong company that continues to grow.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Genuine Parts as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company (the division I worked for) looks for professionally skilled, responsible people who initiate solutions that work toward making the company more efficient.

    Cons

    The challenges at this company aren't 'Cons', but rather opportunities for professional growth among this busy group. If you're someone who's willing to contribute to their ideals for greater organization and management, and willing to show yourself as expert in an area of need, you'll be valued and supported as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work for those that understand a corporate machine.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has made great strides in becoming up to date with technology. Culture is conservative, but VERY friendly. People come first not just in talk, but in practice. Management is not oblivious. Most employees are very driven and very loyal. Promotion from within is very likely. Many diverse areas of work and is somewhat easy to move to a new position/department.

    Cons

    Things change slowly (large corporation). More red tape than is needed. Slower to adapt to new technologies. Sometimes does not understand when to kill a project and start over. Career development can be tough to get from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating people the way you want to be treated. There is a reason people work there so long. You guys are a monolith in the market, put some innovation into the space .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Safe, stable, and fun environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Administrative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Administrative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Let's clear some fog from other reviews. Regardless of the company, there will always be those who feel entitled or more valuable than they actually are. Consistent, accurate work is rewarded. I've personally witnessed several people move about within the company, from position to position. I also know of several corporate employees who were once NAPA store associates. Anyone that says there's no movement within the company isn't looking or lacks the aptitude to fill a position.

    There are several physical corporate locations that are under the GPC umbrella; I'll comment on 3100 in Wildwood. A former IBM building located in a wooded area with covered parking and access to Chattahoochee natural trail system. There's a small cafe open for breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Beverage coolers are located on all building levels and are stocked with sodas and juices (this also includes the HQ building).

    401K and health benefits are excellent and there's no shortage of options to choose from.

    Salaries are competitive with any other Fortune 200 company. If you're offered a position, most of us know that this is the time to negotiate salary and PTO options. Being corporate, annual reviews are precise and timely. Annual bonuses, if applicable, which are comprised of company, department, and personal goals, are also precise and timely. Pay increases are generally based upon annual reviews and are reflected annually.

    For those considering an IT position, you'll be glad to know that the majority of the teams are full of talented professionals. There are exceptions to every team. Depending on department/group, you'll most likely receive new computer hardware and the option to either select a mobile device (iPhone or Android) or use your own and receive a stipend.

    Pending project timelines, 40+ hours a week is not unheard of, although this stands mostly anywhere. There's great flexibility in work schedules but the policy seems to float between managers. Some of us work from home 2+ days a week. Comp time is also given to those who work outside normal duty hours. Training opportunities for professional certifications are available on an annual basis but out-of-state course requests will be denied.

    Cons

    GPC is definitely built on older principles and values. This isn't necessarily a negative blow; check the stock prices and annual profits since the late 50's. That being said, the "slow and steady" mentality is applied to all groups which can prevent creative thinking or disruptive innovation from taking root. I do believe this is slowly changing and will continue to develop as the younger generation replaces 30+ year employees.

    Depending on your manager/director and their management style, this may or may not be the place for you. While some managers and their employees are very continent, others are living a nightmare. To this degree, upper management within the VP, C, and E levels lack a lending ear.. This mentally wears the good, competent employees to the point of exhaustion, then resignation. Seeing people move about in the company, I've also seen people remove themselves entirely from the company due to poor management.

    No jeans with the exception of Fridays. <- This makes no sense to me...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, loosen up the tie a bit, and most importantly, have fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The new Kmart

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable, traditional company that has been around forever. Conservative financial management that moves slow and don't take many risks.

    Cons

    The company was innovative in the early years (from the 20's maybe to the 70's) but successive management got content giving maintenance to the "status quo" hence the total lack of imagination I believe will make this company become a new Kmart. The business model is changing and current management will never be able to react to it. Very old school and stuck in the past with a very high opinion of themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New blood is needed to revitalize or change an old business model before is too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible-learn to treat people right. Educated people!! Not the place for you!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Genuine Parts

    Pros

    No education=great place to work.
    Bullies Welcomed!
    Great stock prices.

    Cons

    Does not pay well
    Has business culture from the 1920s
    Employees bully other employees and so does management
    No room for growth
    Discrimination against accents
    Micromanaged very much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wow. Please get a grip.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of the last major corporations where employees are people, and not just numbers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    Loyalty to employees
    Financial Stability
    Well managed
    TONS of career opportunities
    Perfect atmosphere for the RIGHT person to drive change
    Develops GREAT leaders

    Cons

    Antiquated culture is very change resistant
    Data issues make it difficult to accurately measure business results
    Little accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture needs to do a better job embracing change.
    Expectations should be clearly defined, and employees should be held accountable for results.
    Increase investment in IT and Analytics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Terrible experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shared Services in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Shared Services in Duluth, GA

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salary on the low side of ok

    Cons

    The software used is antiquated. Processes are cumbersome, no use of best practices or even employee teams for finding a better way. There is no professional training other than co workers training when they have time. There Was some nice people, BUT there was also some very rude nasty people, that management allowed to behave badly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on your programs- allow your employees to contribute to streamlining processes. HR, your office has a revolving door- constantly loosing employees. Have you thought that maybe it is not the newly hired employees. Perhaps you need to be more thorough in skill matching. Remember that people are people and lastly a diverse workplace works, celebrate the differences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay job to get you through temporarily

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collections in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Collections in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stability. It's a big public company so lots of procedure so everything runs smoothly. I've made great friends from GPC so that's a plus.

    Cons

    Cliques among management. Sometimes the mentality is to keep your head and down and do your job. Gets a little stale in the office sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the APAR personnel and try to interact more with them positively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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