Hendrick Automotive Group

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Hendrick Automotive Group Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
29 Reviews
3.0
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Hendrick Automotive Group

    Pros

    Hendrick name is very recognizable leading to more people coming to lot.

    Cons

    The normal car sales cons i.e. long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Run. Don't Walk. Run the Other Way!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Merriam, KS
    Former Employee - Sales in Merriam, KS

    I worked at Hendrick Automotive Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Earning Power-If you are willing to work 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, then you can make $80k a year. However, as one GM put it, "the days of cars sales professionals earning $100k a year is over". They might say that they want you to make money, the truth is, they are going to over staff the dealership with too many sales people that very few people have the chance to make a decent income.

    Cons

    Hours-too many. commission structure-in the dealers favor, not yours. work environment- do you like to be belittled? Advancement- there is no room for advancement unless you are related to someone at the top, you're a minority, or you are a woman. More concerned with looking good than doing good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and realize who is really doing the heavy lifting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    The worse attitudes I've seen yet...

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    Former Employee - Used Car Salesman in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Used Car Salesman in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Hendrick Automotive Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hmmm....Once a week in morning meetings you get Hardees biscuits, they'll come in steak, ham and sausage...if you're lucky you can grab two!!!:) You'll also get to drop your business card in a box to be picked and win a chance to spin for money.

    Cons

    Is one star the lowest I can choose from????Sheesh....Very negative attitudes, as I was told by a used car manager (you can easily be replaced) as he plucked a crum off the desk. The managers will belittle you, and they over staff because they expect people to leave...the turnover rate is VERY high...I've seen 3 quit in a week. Just not a good place and they don't make you wanna sell a car for them...assuming you'll even get a customer to talk to...they hire anyone, kids who are inexperienced and can't sell and more so run away potential sales that those who can sell miss out on. I could keep going, but you should have the picture by now, choose the car lot across or down the street,,, avoid this dealership...Oh, and they don't advertise,,, not in my location anyways which is HUGE!!! Who knows you exist?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your managers are the reason your dealership isn't getting to the next level, and more so at a standstill. But I guess if you're still profiting it doesn't matter, but in order to climax you wanna keep good and loyal salesman/employees. Change your higher up employees, look into how they're treating your salesman at least..I had an altercation in front of co workers & customers on the showroom floor because your manager decided to belittle and put my business out there for others to hear. Not professional at all.....

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

    Large company with little room for growth

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Hendrick Automotive Group

    Pros

    Large company, employee perks available

    Cons

    No room for growth, shift work, corporate, superiority outlook

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The company and work environment is great.

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    Current Employee - Internet Business Development in Hoover, AL
    Current Employee - Internet Business Development in Hoover, AL

    I have been working at Hendrick Automotive Group

    Pros

    A professional environment with 100% integrity, transparency and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Work/life balance. Draw vs. commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More salaried positions and profit sharing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    High Turnover, Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Representative in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Guest Services Representative in Cary, NC

    I worked at Hendrick Automotive Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Did not have anyone to report to, employees got away with watching tv instead of working because of this

    Cons

    Did not have anyone to report to, sales management was unprofessional and rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The majority of sales managers need to go. Shady, unethical behavior and deals go on regularly. Hire better talent and more HR professional that have experience (currently there is 1 HR rep who is a recent college grad with no experience for 200+ employees.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company Has Potential for So Much More

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    Former Employee - Automotive Technician
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician

    I worked at Hendrick Automotive Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers, facilities, equipment provided, legacy health care was excellent and free

    Cons

    Too many managers taking too much of the profit slice.
    Management by intimidation
    No potential for growth.
    Managers claim to invest in people but would rather make themselves look good in eyes of corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the talent pool you possess and do everything in your power to keep it!

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

    Girls that work here are hot

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Hendrick Automotive Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    coming to work is like working in candy store love looking at the babes management is good too very easy going.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say other than you have to actually work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep those fresh hotties flowing in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Strong foundation with set expectations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Hendrick Automotive Group full-time

    Pros

    Full paid benefits, strong communication among all employee levels, a Team...one team, great new employee welcome...

    Cons

    Became too Corporate, lost the "everyone matters" feel and started feeling like "walking on eggshells"...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold on to those who believe in the product and the vision...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hendrick Automotive Group

    Pros

    Lots of advertising. Lots of lot traffic. Descent hours. Mostly good people in sales. Pay was on time. Lots of training.

    Cons

    Pay plan constantly changing from bad to worse. Would cut front end gross for f&i. Forced to come in during inclement weather only to be told that you could not take customers on test drives. No positive reinforcement only knocking you down. Lots of drugs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better

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