Hendrick Automotive Group

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Hendrick Automotive Group Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
27 Reviews
3.2
27 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  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.  

    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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Endangered Species: Your Employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Top notch facilities in all their stores. Once had innovative approaches to an ever changing business climate. Due to a long history there are many great employees. Looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Has become way too corporate. Instead of each store having an autonomous GM there are now regional managers who are nothing more than puppet masters.

    Their first directive is showing more profit. The short term solution is to cut payroll by introducing new, very aggressive and unattainable pay plans and eliminating some mid level managers. Those left behind assume duties once held by departed staff at a lower compensation level and longer hours.

    I was given a "promotion" after a manager left, it took a month to get a new pay plan that was less than what I made in a lower position with the requirement of more hours. There are people who have been in new positions for 90 plus days with no pay plan.

    The reduced staff are overworked to the point that simple requests such as logins for new employees, business cards, ID badges and the like take weeks instead of days. It can take up to a month to get employees processed after hire.

    All of the midlevel managers at our store left within a few months. I left of my own accord. Got an upper management job with a smaller auto group with only a GM to answer to and, get this, a decent pay plan with less required hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People with talent have options. You'd better start thinking a little more long term. Put the spreadsheet down and spend some time on the floor taking an honest look at who is taking care of "your" customers. Over worked, under paid employees get to the point that they simply don't care.

    I got out because I take pride in what I do and began to feel that way. Dont kid yourselves into believing employees dont communicate to each other both at the same store and within the group. If I can see it Im quite sure others can and have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad atmosphere, long hours seems unrewarding

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    Former Employee - Sales in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Sales in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, work place is well spirited and great managers

    Cons

    The traffic is not what you would like it to be, hard to start off with no clientele

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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