Jim Koons Automotive Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Toyota dealership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment and competitive pay

    Cons

    long hours and working weekends


  2. Service

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Service in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and atmosphere Good attitudes

    Cons

    Pay is bad Stingy for the success they have

    Advice to Management

    Stop being stingy


  3. Best Place to Work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jim Koons Automotive

    Pros

    Great place to work! Career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.


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  5. Lied in the interview, even worse on the first day.

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    Former Employee - "Product Specialist"
    Former Employee - "Product Specialist"

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive full-time

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

    Pros

    Tom Donegan was really the only positive part of this job - and he only works at HQ.

    Cons

    - 12 hour work days, 6 days a week - being friends with your coworkers I frowned upon, so you are supposed to just sit at your desk or troll the car lot for 12 hours - unsupportive management that treat you like dirt when you are new, trying to learn the products, etc. - you have to attend the most boring 3-day class ever at the Tyson's Corner Chevy dealer. If the traffic doesn't kill you, the repetitive class that teaches you how to be a stereotypical and unlivable salesman certainly will - there's a "hazing" process. The tenured salesman won't talk to you because you're new and they're steal your customers. Management supports them because they don't think new salesman have had adequate training to talk to customers (then why did they send us to the class?) - in the interview they tell you how easy and often people are promoted, but, in reality, it takes no less than 5-10 years to make that money they promised you'd be making in "the first year"

    Advice to Management

    I managed to work there for four days. In those four days, I got in trouble for asking my coworker a question because it could have been considered "fraternizing." Then I got the lowdown from my coworkers about how much they hate working there. You're killing your employees with the strict and conservative rules and the grueling hours. Don't lie to people during their interviews and be more welcoming. If you're going to hire people, make them feel like you actually want them to work there - not like they're a pest who doesn't deserve your time.


  6. Hostile Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Umm... you have a nice showroom to work in, free coffee.

    Cons

    -Very corrupt and dishonest group. Managers would lie to customers, telling them that we had the exact car in stock that they wanted, when we didn't. These people would drive from far distances, sometimes as far as New York going to Maryland, and the managers would tell them that the car was just sold. -Money over everything, so sleazy. -Very condescending to employees, falsely accused of all kinds of things. -Uneven playing field as far as getting sales opportunities compared to other salespeople. The top one or two people get all of the hot phone leads,-people that are ready to buy, or have at least shown a strong interest in coming in. -Turnover-Since I left last summer, 8 out of 10 salespeople have left. When I started working there to when I stopped, there were a bunch of people who left. -You are looked down upon if you don't come in during your OFF day.

    Advice to Management

    Integrity, the golden rule, treat employees like people and don't act like they're expendable.


  7. Sales person

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at Jim Koons Automotive full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Corrupted place. Strategy here is to feed 15 sales rep out of 25. Rest 10 are just circulating leave and they hire new ones. Stay a way . I have been here almost half of the year and still not making anything. Got better education than more than people here. I rely only on walk ins and quess what there is no traffic. Leads i receive are not leads they are just people surf doing some research on cars. If you are muslim you will be called a terrorist. Rediculous place.

    Cons

    Since i am hired probably 10 people hired and left. Main idea to back themselfs from in case big traffic that will never happens.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people the same , probably you get paid back . That is only seems the case here


  8. Stay away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jim Koons Automotive part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    if you are friends or family with a current employee things will most likely work out for you.

    Cons

    The amount of employee turnover I witnessed from my start date to my end date was absolutely hilarious to watch. Management could care less about you as a person or a customer. Unrealistic goals, no guidance and their customer service towards customers is deplorable.

    Advice to Management

    care more about helping your employees and less about your commission check every month.


  9. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with different people each day.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Always took the time to listen and help.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Don't Waste Your Time

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    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are worth it. Enjoyed working for the company.

    Cons

    Long hours. Life work balance can take a toll.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be unrealistic when it comes to weather.



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