Ourisman Automotive Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Finance manager

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ourisman Automotive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Comparing to all other automotive companies, Ourisman Group provides a great, professional environment for a driven self-motivator. You work hard, you make money. In regard to benefits, there are medical and dental coverage available to an employee after 90 days of employement; 401k, short- and long-term disability and vacation pay (starting from 1 week to 3 weeks after 20 years (I believe) of being with the company). Anyone who works hard can be promoted within the company (e.g., from sales to management) after a year or so working at Ourisman.

    Cons

    Although you can make some serious money, you must be a hard worker who's ready to sacrifice a large chunk of your time to be able to do so. Regardless of your position (i.e., sales, management, service), you work long hours, sometimes 9am to 11pm. Don't make any plans for any holidays, weekends or any nights (unless it's your day off). Again, you can make money but be prepare to spend a lot of time at the store.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance is not a new concept. People need time off to spend with their loved ones. Otherwise, people get burned-out and become unproductive or simply leave. Money is not everything. Help your employees to find a good balance - without making them feeling guilty for wanting to spend more time outside of work - and they'll be happy and efficient. Good luck!


  2. Not bad but need some refinement

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    Former Employee - Porter in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Porter in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ourisman Automotive part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and most of the staff are friendly

    Cons

    very stressful work place and management is terrible


  3. Great company to work for!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere and great coworkers!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of!


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  5. Auto sales is a way of life, do you want to go thru life that way?

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    Former Employee - Sales in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ourisman Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ourisman Chantilly Toyota had specialists to "deliver" the cars - meaning the customers had a specialist, not a salesman to explain the technology before leaving

    Cons

    In 2011 they only had 3 slow computers for a staff of 20+. Stand outside like cigarette smoking vultures, and/or under the street lamps essentially saying, "Hey baby, wanna buy a Toyota?"

    Advice to Management

    See Cons


  6. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Clarksville, MD
    Current Employee - Car Salesman in Clarksville, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent income potential during good economy. Good base salary plan.

    Cons

    No work life balance. NEVER get weekends off.

    Advice to Management

    Create some sort of adjustable schedule that gives at least 1 full weekend off per month.


  7. Not as lucrative as it seems.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you sell cars you will be fairly compensated.

    Cons

    Only a few of the dozen or so sales associates sell enough cars to make decent money.

    Advice to Management

    Less employees and less favoritism.


  8. Sales Consultant for Ourisman Ford in Alexandria, Virginia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ourisman Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good management, independent, performance based and spiffs.

    Cons

    Long hours and commission based

    Advice to Management

    None



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