Jim Koons Automotive

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Jim Koons Automotive Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    BDC Customer Service Rep Working with customers every day all day was a joy.

    Former Employee - BDC Customer Service Representative in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - BDC Customer Service Representative in Woodbridge, VA

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive

    Pros

    Working with different people each day.

    Cons

    Proving yourself doing the task. And knowing you can do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always took the time to listen and help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't Waste Your Time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various Positions in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Various Positions in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned what kind of things to look out for while looking for employment.

    Cons

    Company is too conservative. I was discriminated against for three years by countless fellow employees and managers and they didn't think I knew that I knew they were doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an equal opportunity employer and don't judge or treat others differently than you would treat your children.

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

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are worth it. Enjoyed working for the company.

    Cons

    Long hours. Life work balance can take a toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be unrealistic when it comes to weather.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very stressful and no respect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jim Koons Automotive

    Pros

    Good places to go and eat lunch. Locals have money and do not mind spending the money on their vehicles

    Cons

    Management is very negative and would rather catch you doing things wrong rather than keeping it positive. In particular GM Alex Hafer humiliates individuals in front of co workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more group meetings and have the GM stop firing and hire for the long term. Also Advisors always fighting and the Service Manager shows no respect. Even Sales Manager Ray Bohns bullies you when he talks to you. No respect.

  6.  

    OK place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive

    Pros

    I was able to work independently and do what I believed was best.

    Cons

    Not much chance of moving up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a career path for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No BDC respect at Lexus of Wilmington

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BDC in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - BDC in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Jim Koons Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Average at best work environent, nice break room nice building and clean. As a small group we try to get along the best we can.

    Cons

    The General Manager has been with Koons for a long time but too long here and needs to be transferred. He really shows us little respect to employees and causes a hostile environent. Lately too many changes with resignations and terminations. Advisors argue with us and are pressured to get sales or be terminated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your staff and yourself and demand mutual respect between each other. The atmosphere is tense and stressful. CRM Leigh adds to stress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Don't expect to have a personal life while working here.

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

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive

    Pros

    Driven to provide good customer service to customers and working with the few people that you could trust.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, growth and personal time. They make money off their own employees by fining them for obscure reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A mix of the good and the bad. Just depends who is at the helm of the store.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have to say the Pro's outweighed the Con's. The atmosphere on the most part left you independent enough to know what you needed to do, to grow personally. The automakers provide you with so much training and Koons focuses on certifying it's employees. It rewards it's employees for hard work with bonuses, meals and awesome parties for our families throughout the year.

    Cons

    It is competitive. Management is typically stressed and sometimes it shows. Especially with attitudes towards employees. It depends on who the manager is. They are not all the same. They are quick in realizing when someone doesn't work out and they will try to help that person if not invite them to go somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be cocky with how much you make. I've had managers show off they're "bonuses" when there are sales people struggling to make a living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best place I have ever worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parts and Service Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Parts and Service Director in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The general manager focuses on doing what is right. The staff and the management team work together and are amazing people. I learned a lot there and Ifeel like I have made lifetime friends.

    Cons

    There are no cons if you are willing to work and have positive results. This is not a place for people that are not able to perform well at multiple levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, keep the employees and the clients first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Trifling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Service in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay for if you need to get by for the mean time

    Cons

    Management a bunch of rude snobby people that think they can control you and be disrespectful at the same time i working there a some scratches on some rims happened after hitting a pot hole the car bounced into the curb. So they made me pay for it i was ok with that but when i got to the end of paying them off i go into work and get let go with out an explanation i was only there for 15 mins. When i got my last pay-stub there wasn't any money in it so basically all the hours i put in and did i worked for free. Which messed me up for the next two weeks wasn't able to pay my bills. The management puts on a front as if they your friend and try to be friendly but its all crap. They are straight disgusting with how stuff is run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect for your employees that are actually doing the work to make you look better.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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