Ken Garff Automotive Group

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Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Great Company, always looking to better themselves.

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    Current Employee - Service in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Service in American Fork, UT

    I have been working at Ken Garff Automotive Group

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

    Pros

    Sometimes good money
    Fun Environment
    Great people
    Benefits

    Cons

    Management can be ridiculous
    Micro management
    Hard work for little pay
    No flexible hours

    Advice to Management

    Recognize each persons job individually and appreciate each persons hard work

  2. cool place lots of changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice store room to grow

    Cons

    lots of management turnover no stability

    Advice to Management

    CLC is a great concept but lack commitment

  3. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Administration in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Administration in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Ken Garff Automotive Group part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    You feel like you are a part of a team here. Everything seems to be organized and geared towards happy employees.

    Cons

    High demands for low paying jobs

    Advice to Management

    Lower level management at Ken Garff is not always the best. Somebody who knows somebody kind of deal which doesn't always bode well for a great work environment. Too much good ole boy in my view.

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    Great, loved the people I worked with, but there is a catch.

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    Current Employee - Lot Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Lot Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Ken Garff Automotive Group full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The salesmen and other employees are very personable and like to get along with everyone. Managers are approachable for the most part and are willing to get along with all of the employees in the dealership. If you like cars the job is pretty fun. Benefits are okay.

    Cons

    The pay is barely above minimum wage, It's difficult to get time off because they want you to dedicate your life to a car dealership. Managers don't necessarily care if you've worked hard or not. If they see you talk with another employee and laugh they think you are relaxing on your paid work time and automatically discredit you for any hard work you have done in the past. We were told there was a pay raise after 90-days, after those 90-days the managers told us that they hadn't really been paying attention and they hadn't taken the time to really solidify our knowledge of what we needed to do. Because of that they told us they were going to watch us for the next month to see if we really deserved a raise. Eventually it came but the sheer ignorance irritated us. Lot Techs come and go, they don't care. If you have real goals... you'll be fine working somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Give a crap about the bottom of the food chain and realize that they are on their feet 8 hours a day basically doing managements bidding. Don't give them more responsibility or ask them to do things unless you are really considering to increase their. In my experience, I ended up doing more that was in the job description. Even in the Job description there should be a higher pay grade.

  6. The company is run by good men who sincerely care about those who work for them and their customers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ken Garff Automotive Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement. Great benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of mid management

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  7. Poor company to work for...no room for advancement and raises are unheard of.

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    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Ogden, UT

    I worked at Ken Garff Automotive Group 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

    They'll send you to Denver to train you and pay for that training. IF they like you. IF they don't, you can forget advancing in the company, even if you get all your self-studies done.

    Cons

    The pay, is POOR. They promise raises if you do this or that and then they don't follow-thru. 4 years and no raise.... That's busting out over 100 hours a paycheck and still no raise. Medical Insurance...a joke. For a family of 5, it's $564 a MONTH and a $2000 deductible. Their benefits package is a joke. If you want to work for a company, get treated poorly, paid poorly, have no room for advancement or movement and feel under-appreciated...Ken Garff is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Let's see....get real benefits. Have yearly reviews. Offer raises and follow-thru. Don't hire managers that have no sense. If your employees are done with self-studies, send them to Denver for training...period. That helps you AND them and your company...win, win. Offer anonymous surveys for the employees to offer suggestions about their boss and how jobs are divided out and then LISTEN to their feedback. A happy employee, is a PRODUCTIVE employee.

  8. Garff

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    Former Employee - Part Driver in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Part Driver in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    None it was a crappy placy to work.

    Cons

    The managee always made one person do most of the work and let her sister just ar the office all day.

    Advice to Management

    Get your stuff figured out, fire a lot of people and just restart.

  9. The Garff Dilemma

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Culver City, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Successful company with lots of job opportunities.

    Cons

    Business/moral ethics are questionable at best.

  10. Horrible

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    Former Employee - Tecnition in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Tecnition in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Ken Garff Automotive Group full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    This company cares nothing for employees

    Cons

    Say one thing and do another

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees

  11. 20 years ago this was the best place to work. now it is the worst place to work. no one here wants to be here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ken Garff Automotive Group full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    great, hard working fellow employees. customer loyalty, for now, remains high
    good benifits with up 4 weeks vacation and 401k match

    Cons

    corporate treats employees like faceless numbers. they preach their drive the experience and that every employee counts but it is just lip service. do not become a manager

    Advice to Management

    your focus on the bottom line or else is a moral killer. you need to get back to the founders ideals. Ken Garff was a great man his employees loved him. think about it

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