Park Place Motorcars Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. Fantastic and well organized Corporation

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    Former Intern - Organizational Development Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Organizational Development Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great pay
    -Fantastic culture
    -Not about the cars, but about the people
    -in house training
    -monthly gift card giveaways to all employees
    -they cater lunch a lot
    -car benefits
    -Get to meet wealthy people in DFW all the time

    Cons

    -Work on Saturdays, depending on your job position
    -Work some holidays

    Minor Cons
    -Must be in professional behavior at all times while on sales floor
    -Must be friendly to everyone at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! Loved the extensive training and compensation was definitely fantastic!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Experts in Creating Unnecessary Stress

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    Current Employee - Group Leader- Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Group Leader- Technician in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time

    Pros

    -Great facility
    -Clean building
    -Clean bathrooms
    -Pay check clears every Friday
    -Great awards banquet
    -people who care about their job and co-workers

    Cons

    -Unrealistic work expectation
    -Driven to meet Customer service numbers at all costs
    -Turnover rate is alarming
    -Hiring of inexperienced employees at extremely low pay
    -Pay reflects circumstances beyond what you can control
    -Management who is out of touch with reality
    -Overwelming and difficult workload/expectations
    -Under pay for commission jobs
    -Stressful work environment
    -No concern for employees children and families
    -Horrible and expensive benefit packages
    -"What have you done for me lately" feeling from management
    -Owner doesn't seem to care about his people who helped build his company anymore
    -Companies goals no longer seem to include long term employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owner should pay more attention to what his management team is doing to exploit the goodwill of their subordinates. What once was great place to work has turned into a stressful and hostile pass the buck environment to avoid disiplinary actions. Management has created a feeling of learned helplessness in the employee's jobs to accompany their decline in pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Excellent company to work for, great values and nice people

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    Former Intern - Sales Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Sales Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere its definitely a job for guys that love cars, and have a vast knowledge about them. When i worked I enjoyed every bit of it because I'm a big car guy.

    Cons

    Sales can frustrating and the pay varies depending on commission so there may be a lot of pressure to sell a minimum amount of cars when you start off to meet certain goals. Pay could be better for Interns. For technical jobs do require certifications from schools such as UTI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was very supportive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Once you work here, you won't work anywhere else

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    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hands-down best training and growth opportunities, lots of camaraderie and team building get-togethers, catered lunches on Saturdays, management that is genuinely interested in your well being. Pay in sales is top notch, great benefits. Plenty of opportunity for paid time off; two weeks of vaca per year, every year (once you hit 10 years you get 3 weeks per year), sick pay, etc. Great discounts on vehicles.

    Cons

    Poor communication between sales and service departments. We're all on the same team. Let's communicate effectively. You'll get 6 paid holidays a year, including your birthday. Do not expect to have any vacation the last quarter of the year. Time off during this time period is strictly controlled and usually not accepted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Treated very well. The company really shows interest in employees.

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    Current Employee - Loan Car Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Loan Car Administrator in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is all about making employees happy. They have an excellent HR department. There is a ton of internal promotions.

    Cons

    It is an extremely busy environment. Must be able to work on weekends if in service or sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Awesome place to work, great people, and the best company party's

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    Current Employee - Service in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Service in Grapevine, TX

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Park Place and Mercedes Benz pays you to lease a Car after working there for 3 years, Fun place to work, management is friendly, awesome benefits, 401K, Complimentary life insurance, always providing us with the tools we need, the newest technology at our finger tips, terrific training programs, most of the clients are nice, Park Place rented out medieval times twice, Cowboys Stadium twice, Ranger stadium four or five times, and six flags for company and family parties for employees.

    Cons

    Managers Sometimes take a long time to move people up mainly because no one ever quits. so it can be hard to move up. hard to trust the sales managers to give you the best employee deal when purchasing pre-owned or new cars. found it better just to purchase elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. and Sales don't pick out Your favorite employees to give better deals to when purchasing cars should be fair to all Employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Summer Intern for Park Place -- great experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Park Place puts you through an EXCELLENT training program. Absolutely wonderful, efficient, and smart. And you're paid through it--a great perk for a college intern.
    -The pay is competitive. Not the highest I've ever seen for an intern but definitely higher than all my other internships.
    -They have internships in every category of the company.
    -It's clear they care about you and your own personal growth.
    -If you need something, be it a car to go to and from work, they will help you out.
    -Everyone is so nice! And people take the time to remember your name.

    Cons

    -I'm not sure if this is a con, but perhaps they care a little bit too much about your personal wants? They will go out of their way to give you work you want, but maybe too much of what you want.
    -Sometimes there was a lack of work to do--but this is normal for most internships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -If an intern doesn't know exactly what they want to do, try giving them a variety of different kinds of projects, etc.
    -Maybe an extra day here or there for us to explore different facets of the company. Or to see Park Place's other vendors, etc.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. Awesome place to work, with great people and great products!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Products, People, Customers, Services, Potential

    Cons

    Hours, Management, that's about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ease up on some of the rules for hours worked... sometimes family becomes a priority over a job.

  10. sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation,company morals, different than your typical auto dealership

    Cons

    Long hours, little room for upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Bedford, TX
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Bedford, TX

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great values, great team work, it was just a really good place to have a career.

    Cons

    At this time I do not remember any cons that I can truthfully mention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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