Keystone Automotive

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Keystone Automotive Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 2015
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Work indenpently

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    Current Employee - The Leadership Really Don't Lead
    Current Employee - The Leadership Really Don't Lead

    I have been working at Keystone Automotive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like it because you do work only as route sales rep. The hours are Monday thru Friday 8-5.

    Cons

    Really no leadership. The over all company has limited management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to work in the field more often. There's only you to cover the area and make sales calls and deliver parts limited time to grow the territory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company filled with empty promises and deception.

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Keystone Division in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Route Sales Keystone Division in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Keystone Automotive

    Pros

    Majority of the coworkers are great people. Hard working people just trying to make a living. They have market value benefits no better or worse than any other private sector company.

    Cons

    Management at the Jacksonville Fl is the absolute worst. They make you feel guilty for asking for any time off. Favoritism towards female employees is rampant. Even more so when the females dress inappropriately and flaunt the fact that they are favored and incompetent.

    Non-management employees are required to work holidays while management takes holiday time off. Even though you have acquired more than one week of vacation time they do not allow you to take more than one week off nor can you request that time if a holiday is in that time frame.

    They openly lie to their customers regarding product. Example, while loading a truck, an order required a CAPA certified part. We were out of that particular part so management told me to get a non-certified part and throw some certification sticker (off a scrap part) and wrap it up in a CAPA wrapper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice to management when management "is" the problem. The Damron family is an uncaring money hungry entity that just doesn't care for anyone especially employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    more complications than necessary

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    Former Employee - Delivery in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Delivery in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Keystone Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my co-workers. Often all on the 'same page'.

    Cons

    superiors were all about money. dollars and cents always out-weighted common sense. especially when it came to vehicle maintenance, and drivers safety. much cover-ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your employees are people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place to work, sad they moved out of state

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable in Pomona, CA

    I worked at Keystone Automotive full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work independently, great teamwork through departments.

    Cons

    The filing and storage needed a lot of improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should keep all office personnel in one building to better manage in the working environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working at Keystone is like running up a hill against the wind wearing a parachute

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    Former Employee - ISC in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - ISC in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Keystone Automotive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large inventory to sale from and the company is well known in the automotive repair industry.

    Cons

    Management lack the proper training and lacks the desire to ensure that all the orders get delivered when they should be delivered. NO PAY RAISES. Management believes that ISC's should earn their raises by their commission. But due to orders not getting pulled and delivered as promised, it is hard to build your customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a real warehouse manager who cares about keeping the customers happy and improving sales. Give yearly raises to your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Easy going, great experience

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Monroe, LA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Monroe, LA

    I worked at Keystone Automotive

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, ok staff, flexible hours for college students

    Cons

    Lack of skilled management, lack of worker intelligence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent people

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for advancement

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    Current Employee - Route Saleman in Pennsauken, NJ
    Current Employee - Route Saleman in Pennsauken, NJ

    I have been working at Keystone Automotive

    Pros

    Even with the pay cuts associated with being bought out by LKQ corp. the pay far exceeds what dealership delivery drivers make. Health care benefits, while costly, are second to none. Branch manager is exceptionally competent and doesn't show favoritism.

    Cons

    Long hours, middle management is inflexible. Short staffed, so anyone calling out sick had better be hospitalized. You are made aware that you and everyone else is replaceable. The only way to get a raise is to increase sales, forget about an increase in base salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget who it was that made Keystone Automotive such an attractive purchase by LKQ.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I wouldn't send my enemies there...

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    Former Employee - Manager in Alsip, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Alsip, IL

    I worked at Keystone Automotive

    Pros

    It's a job
    Large company
    RF scanners a plus

    Cons

    Employee moral very low.
    Management very unprofessional.
    No communication
    Benefits expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue on how to operate a business! This ain't the 80's

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Benefits but low pay for amount of work required and upper management could care less about employees.

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    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Former Employee - Office Manager

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits (offers various forms of insurance, 401K, etc.)

    Cons

    Low pay with little chance for advancement even though they tell everone otherwise upon hiring. Little chance for raises but high chance for increased work because mgmt is constantly being pressured about the bottom line. (Was employed at a time where we received award for highest sales in the company's history, but we were still on a "raise freeze"). Ever since they were bought by LKQ they have decreased Holidays and increased jobs responsibility. They let all employees know that they can be replaced at a moment's notice which leads to very low morale. Tend to replace people that have worked there 15+ years every week--no exaggerartion--constantly being notified that so-and-so is mysteriously no longer with us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee morale is low at your stores (just check out some job sites for reference--not that most employees wouldn't let you know). Employees are told they are very replaceable and this leads to low morale, which creates bad customer service. There was a raise freeze even with record profits--rediculous. You need to take care of your employees so that they will take care of you. More incentives to stay, please!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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