O'Reilly Auto Parts Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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O'Reilly Auto Parts CEO and Co-President Greg Henslee
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Pros
  • Made me want to give 110% to help everyone, from management to to team members (in 17 reviews)

  • The employee discount doesn't suck (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • There are only benefits for those who are Full Time team members (in 24 reviews)

  • Part time team members can only work a total of 28hrs a week (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Understaffed with long hours

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Chicago, IL

    I worked at O'Reilly Auto Parts

    Pros

    Lots of money picking up hours As a driver, I was not in the store much and did not have to worry about customer service Tips

    Cons

    Pay grade Last minute call ins Not enough company cars to drive. Not allowed to have cell phones in cars, so if there is an emergency, you're on you're own


  2. waste of time

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at O'Reilly Auto Parts

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

    Pros

    There were none for me

    Cons

    no training, no air conditioning, lowered salary base without warning, verbally abusive management, outdated and broken equipment

    Advice to Management

    Live the so called culture or don't mention it


  3. Helpful (1)

    very hard to sell parts that are cheap made in China and very very high price sold

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake in the Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake in the Hills, IL

    I have been working at O'Reilly Auto Parts full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    we get a discount on most things that's about it

    Cons

    never have set hours and always getting new people transfer from other stores turnover rate is very high

    Advice to Management

    train the people below you to take your job


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  5. store manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Wauconda, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Wauconda, IL

    I worked at O'Reilly Auto Parts full-time

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

    Pros

    Discount on parts THAT'S ALL!

    Cons

    Not paid for hours worked, no lunches, no breaks

    Advice to Management

    Get with the competition..your soooo far behind in TECHNOLOGY..SERIOUSLY STILL USING GREEN BAR PRINTERS!


  6. average

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    Current Employee - Retail SalesSpecialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Retail SalesSpecialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at O'Reilly Auto Parts

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

    Pros

    stock plan benefits commission benefits legal services work with schedule

    Cons

    overworked all days pay could be better


  7. Helpful (2)

    needs to stick to their word; and should aim to please their reliable employees

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    Former Employee - Parts Specialist in McHenry, IL
    Former Employee - Parts Specialist in McHenry, IL

    I worked at O'Reilly Auto Parts part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    training modules on parts- you can always learn something

    Cons

    Poor pay, not enough hours, unreliable, not a good company to advance with on the retail end

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees a little better with policies; if someone is being harassed don't focus on finding a different way to fire the harasser- fire them for harassment instead of worrying if they'll receive unemployment benefits from the company.


  8. Helpful (1)

    O'Reilly Auto Parts

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    Current Employee - Retail Service Specialist in South Chicago Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Service Specialist in South Chicago Heights, IL

    I have been working at O'Reilly Auto Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you like cars. Good discount. Team members are friendly. Many opportunities for relocation with current growth. Most managers will work with accommodating schedules.

    Cons

    Management changes too frequent. Difficult to keep a level of morale when a store manager changes every year. Often stores will run short staffed to save on payroll.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Work hard but the work is not appreciated.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at O'Reilly Auto Parts full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You can work and meet a diverse group of people working for the company.

    Cons

    Hours change constantly due to it being retail. You can never do enough for the company they want more on top or more.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Turn & Run! NEVER work for O'Reilly (I'm a store manager)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at O'Reilly Auto Parts full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent parts discount for employees

    Cons

    1. 70-80 hrs./week (salary with no overtime) 2. No breaks (not even a lunch) 3. Work 6:00am - 10:30pm day after day after day 4. Do the math.... about $10.25/hr straight time.... salary is $40,000 5. Cancelled MANY full-time employee's health insurance without warning 6. Virtually no chance for a raise (outstanding reviews my first 3 years working at O'Reilly and no raise...now on my 2nd employment at O'Reilly's & took a $750k/yr store to $1.2M/yr and still no raise) 7. Will work you illegally long hours without breaks & fire you if you complain. 8. VERY understaffed 9. Main computer system (Legacy) developed in 1980 (no joke!) - still uses green/white bar paper with the little holes on the side & jams about 50% of the time. 10. Don't maintain their work vehicles (brakes went COMPLETELY out on me today in one of our delivery trucks & I've been warning my District Manager about the problem for a week) 11. Repeatedly "short change" your paycheck & say "Oops...sorry" 12. VERY prejudice company

    Advice to Management

    Stop praying to Satan & pick up a bible (or Tora/Koran/etc.)


  11. An experience that ruined my life.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at O'Reilly Auto Parts full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The culture values are excellent.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no help! District managers are on massive ego trips they do nothing to help you.

    Advice to Management

    Run chicago like the rest of the company



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