LKQ

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LKQ Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
97 Reviews
2.6
97 Reviews
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Robert L. Wagman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity for growth through online training (in 3 reviews)

  • good pay if you have a good route and bust your back, health benefits are good weekends off (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is out of touch and don't even know what is going on (in 5 reviews)

  • No raises without threats and/or tantrums after ridiculous amounts of time being delayed and lied to (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Organized Chaos

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Continuous company growth through acquisitions, wonderful personalities in all levels of the company, no fear of layoffs on the corporate side, and a constant opportunity for cross-training and learning new skills.

    Cons

    New skills were learned on an as-needed basis, simply because you were within earshot of the task to be done. HR and Executives never showed compassion toward the 16,000 employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being the be-all, end-all. You'll never get anything done if you continue to play judge in every little dispute in middle management. Stop being so money hungry and make sure corporate policies are followed by the new locations before you go out and buy more Mom-and-Pop salvage yards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Tense Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Compenstion for Salaried Employee

    Cons

    Low team morale, poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LKQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    No cons to report at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The job is great. There is never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Too many micro-managers. Managers that do not know their job. The amount of time off is not industry standard. You are forced to choose have vacation time or be sick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to realize their employees need more time off. Employees should not be forced to choose sick and come to work or have vacation off with their families.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company!!!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LKQ (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The support and resources that are available makes LKQ a comfortable business environment. I am trusted to complete each task presented to me

    Cons

    Communication in policy changes could be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    LKQ 270

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Hard to get fired unless you really really mess up. Lot's of weirdo, scammers and losers as coworkers but you can get parts cheap for almost any cars and models dirt cheap!!!

    Cons

    If you get a job as sales, you pretty much have to stab other sales reps to make a sale for yourself. Plant Mgr. has his lazy father working over time while he sleeps at his job-site and no one can say a word or complain or You will be fired. False promise, dream, hopes and are expected and if you are a white and know how to suck up to the bosses, then you are in! if not, you are out!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs and too few Indians. All talks don't get any job done, fire the worthless managers and hire new fresh faces with some people who actually knows what they are doing with college degree!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    They tell employees what they want to hear and then go back on their word.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    I have been working at LKQ full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    a few nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    Management tells you one thing but doesnt follow through. I was told i would receive the same pay as my previous company and never received it. Communication within the company is lacking ALOT everything is done via email, which can be very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on what you promise employees, putting things off is only ok for a short period of time, but long term will start to cause distrust and hatred in employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Admin Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at LKQ full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual Dress, decent benefits but the cost is high.

    Cons

    Freezes on raises for over 2 years while the company boasts a minimum of 10 mill in profits each quarter, no one way of doing things it's on a plant by plant basis, broken promises by management and continual misleading of the possibility of growing in the company. Terrible district and regional management. terrible company to work for, especially if you are a woman.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture and work culture is terrible. Only when the sh*t hits the fan does anyone care. District manager tries to sleep with female employees then when you say no you get no upward movement and you get fired, ,but then come out the lawyers and smear campaign!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Class B P & D Delivery Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Class B P & D Delivery Driver in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at LKQ full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big Company, reasonable money. Seem to be buying all the competition and have lots of money.

    Cons

    Awful Management. Didn't listen to anyone, treat the staff really badly. My vehicle had a lot of faults. Lots of parts sent back as wrong and faulty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and sort the delivery vehicles. Check the parts before sending.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at LKQ

    Pros

    Opportunities and fair pay for most employees.

    Cons

    Alot of work to be done in a rapidly growing business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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