Ken Garff Automotive Group
3.0 of 5 13 reviews
www.kengarff.com Salt Lake City, UT 1000 to 5000 Employees

Ken Garff Automotive Group Reviews

Updated Mar 30, 2014

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Brett Hopkins

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Well run business by competent and honest executives

Digital Media Manager (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsThe executive team and honest and upstanding people who really do have their employee family in mind. The company is solid and day to day operations run smooth. Good work/life balance.

ConsBig learning curve with the CRM in some positions. Other than than, I can't think of anything really negative to say.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The Garff Dilemma

Sales Consultant (Former Employee)
Culver City, CA

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

ProsSuccessful company with lots of job opportunities.

ConsBusiness/moral ethics are questionable at best.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible

Tecnition (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsThis company cares nothing for employees

ConsSay one thing and do another

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

Conscorporate 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 Senior Managementyour 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The Corporate Vision vs. the Dealership Reality are still at odds

Certified Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Ogden, UT

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

ProsIf the Corporate Vision actualy becomes a reality it might be a nice place to work.

Cons-You are paid either minimum wage or commission whichever is greater not base + commission
-Too many "Old School" Sales Manager's/General Manager's
-The Dealership is still very different from what the corporation wants it to be.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a closer look at your dealers and let GM's and Sales Managers go that can't get with your vision of how you want the company to be.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to work but dead end job

Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Orem, UT

I have been working at Ken Garff Automotive Group full-time for more than a year

ProsAfter 3 months you get great benefits and get weekends off
GM is great and salesman are nice
Somewhat unsupervised and can listen to own music

ConsA lot of empty promises without any room for moving up in the company and no raises offered. In some ways looked down upon
parts manager micromanages instead of letting the employees get the job done stress free

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer raises and consider drivers for promotions

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful place of business.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Ken Garff Automotive Group

ProsHonest, hard-working corporation.
Very interested in the satisfaction of the employees.
Competitive wages.
Competitive opportunities for growth.
Great atmosphere.
Great benefits.

ConsLack of upper-management information dissemination.
Small inter-departmental communication problems.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are incredible. We love and adore Robert, John, and all those in upper-management. I couldn't speak higher about my employers. Please continue to look forward to the future, and the change that the employees can bring to the table for that change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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People that care about doing the right thing.

Head Sweeper (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Ken Garff Automotive Group

ProsGood benefits, good people, good career opportunities, good training, good tools to facilitate your job,good overall reputation.

ConsCar business demands a lot of your time. Needs more people that know how to work both hard and smart.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you're going to work in automotive retail, this is the place to do it - you won't find better people anywhere.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Ken Garff Automotive Group

ProsThe quality of the people is outstanding and their commitment to good employees goes far beyond that of any other company.

ConsMedical and vacation benefits aren't the best, and leadership can be more focused on making money than on the people that make them the money.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your people! Take the time to offer feedback on how to improve! They want to achieve their dreams, but without feedback they become stagnant and uncaring, which hurts morale. You've got a great company with great people at all levels. Just don't forget to reward and develop those who got you there.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a very nice Company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Ken Garff Automotive Group

ProsThey offer a good work-life balance

ConsSlow to act on under performers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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