Group 1 Automotive

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Group 1 Automotive Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
45 Reviews
2.6
45 Reviews
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Group 1 Automotive President, CEO, and Director Earl J. Hesterberg
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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Used Car Perp Manager in Amityville, NY
    Former Employee - Used Car Perp Manager in Amityville, NY

    I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff is great to work with. The work environment is great. Great benefits and very steady work. Everyone was friendly

    Cons

    The pay plans change constantly. The managers really have no say, they all blame the corporation. Pay was ok depending on that quarters plan.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This company needs to think about their employees and pay their employees fairly with better benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CDC Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CDC Agent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Group 1 Automotive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment in the CDC. Coworkers are good to work with. Everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    Communication is poor. Leadership can be petty. Favoritism is very detectable. The pay is horrible for the workload we do. The benefits are even worse. Too many HR issues slide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees properly. Offer better insurance. Hiring better leaders that communicate well with others and that genuinely want to make sure everyone succeeds. Too much money being spent on the CDC with no pay increase or better benefits in sight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Strong company with a good future.

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

    I have been working at Group 1 Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very good based on the amount of work you put in. A person can get a lot from Group 1 if they are wiling to put some skin in the game. The company is growing fast and the benefits are excellent. The opportunity to advance is always there for the employees who show initiative and the drive to succeed.

    Cons

    In general, auto sales is time consuming. The time spent at work can be detrimental to family life, if your family is not used to this. Long hours aren't unique to Group 1, but with the auto retailing industry as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend corporate level employees getting more involved with dealership level personnel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with many great employees and managers with a few exceptions...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent pay, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Some managers are shady, not much of room for growth, raises are almost non-existant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on merit not favoritism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company to gain experience but not to build a future.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Call Center Agent in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Group 1 Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The experience to add to your resume, pay is decent for work load, schedule is flexible as long as you don't want weekends off.

    Cons

    You will work every Saturday unless you call out; They don't rotate weekends and will deny any Saturday time-off request, including unpaid time off. Team leads can be very messy, everyone gossips in the call center which causes unwanted stress; upper management are very petty; if you misspell a word while typing an email, it's a problem yet they don't want you taking your time to proof read your messages. It's not a bad company but don't work in the call center; I hear accounting is much different

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretend to care more about your staff personally instead of only the needs of the call center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Processor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Inventory Processor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Group 1 Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fellow employees are nice
    The location is great easy on and off 290

    Cons

    No Reviews
    No Raises
    Supervisors are incompetent
    You won't be promoted unless your a kiss
    Company sends out emails on begin a fortune 500 company but for some reason can't pass the earning down to their front line employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saying you are working on getting a plan together for giving employees reviews ... Seriously ???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what I was expecting!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Processor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Inventory Processor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Group 1 Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work at your own pace.
    Steady job.
    Not too much pressure.
    Management doesn't micro manage all too much.
    Office culture is ok.

    Cons

    Very bad compensation compared to the competition. Very bad pay overall actually.
    Wouldn't consider this a place for recent graduates as I was.
    No growth at all.
    Small learning curve.
    No one cares for you to move up.
    Extremely long end of months closings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Made promises in job announcement they never intended on keeping.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Sales in Columbus, GA

    I have been working at Group 1 Automotive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I suppose if your a Salary employee or an hourly employee the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Inconsistent work schedules dishonest management, and terrible work vs reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better and they will work harder for you don't tell them one thing then do another. A well compensated employee dose a better job and in turn your company becomes more profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    An overall learning experience

    Former Employee - Accounting Services in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting Services in Houston, TX

    I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office environment is diverse, workload is average sometimes heavy and new facility.

    Cons

    Pay is below average, work-life balance depends on the department you work in, a couple of bad department managers/supervisors who are mistreating employees. Company doesn't seem to have an interest in employee satisfaction below corporate level. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee appreciation is below minimal(sub par), benefits lacked as well as values throughout some departments in accounting. Pay was not an incentive to work here, nor was the benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Call Center Agent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Agent in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Agent in Houston, TX

    I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time

    Pros

    It pays the bills. The company is growing. Not many pros for working here. Sorry. I wish I could think of some but it is difficult. There are some nice people here though.

    Cons

    Only 4 Holidays, Only 3 sick days per year, only 5 VAC days after you have worked 1 year, then 10 VAC after 2 years. No reviews or raises even after 2 years of service. Pay is low. Management plays favorites. Schedules such as lunch times, break times are set by management. Large turnover of call center employees. Low employee moral. Constant monitoring of all activities including bathroom breaks. Constant criticism and very little praise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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