Park Place Motorcars Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Management doesn't care about its people only about making money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a job there are none

    Cons

    No raises, too far to drive


  2. Experts in excellence? Not so much....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time

    Pros

    -Good pedigree -Well organized -Focus on continuous improvement for the customer -Modern

    Cons

    -Poor commission structure -No room for advancement -Poor management -No concern for employee welfare

    Advice to Management

    Take a more human look at the way you pay employees and perhaps you will retain more of them. It is evident that the company care for its clients, but the treatment of employees is sub par.


  3. Helpful (2)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. "Experts in Excellence." The idea is right, The execution: A step above neolithic incompetency.

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    Current Employee - Valet/Greeter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Valet/Greeter in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Base pay is decent, but taxes and deductions eat it up quickly. -Good benefits, Incentives. -Often busy pace, There is always something to do.

    Cons

    -The hours and general scheduling if left alone can leave a lot to be desired, Often chewing up your whole day. -Promotion is seemingly possible, but unfortunately with as many deciding factors as there are in the automobile service, and sales industry, it is very easy to slip up and have that be the cause of getting passed over for a promotion or bonus. -The constant feeling of micromanagement is felt in just about everything that one as a Valet does. (The Greeters tell Valet's what to do, The Asst. Lead Valet tells Valet's what to do. The Lead Valet tells Valet's what to do, The Asst. Service Managers, or Service Advisors usually don't get involved, but their higher-ups, Service Managers will step in and tell Valet's what to do. Even the Service Director, and up on higher will tell Valet's what to do. ) In short, there is almost as many management figures as there are Valet's, And at times it can be very disconcerting, and even irritating to go take care of a task and have 5 different levels of management ask/tell you about it. -The Asst. Service Managers at times can be lackadaisical in their response to a waiting client on the service drive. -As with any environment where there are many in the same position, there is the usual element of competitive smearing (Someone in your same position making you look bad in front of management or fellow peers), and gossip. Word gets to management quickly over any little quibble.

    Advice to Management

    -Allow one to take ownership over their work and perfect it. -Make promotion an even more attractive and attainable incentive, not just a carrot on a stick in front of the proverbial donkey.


  6. sales

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  7. A great place for professional people to succeed.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits... They treat their members really well, and it is a very professional environment with lots of room for advancement. They have the very best state of the art equipment available for their members and believe very strongly in life long learning.

    Cons

    Very structured...sometimes it seems as if there are too many rules.

    Advice to Management

    Know yourself...and know your employees even better.


  8. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Sales in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Sales in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great enviornment, quality family owned location.

    Cons

    Distance from home to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same thing.


  9. Awesome place to work, great people, and the best company party's

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Service in Grapevine, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Treated very well. The company really shows interest in employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loan Car Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Loan Car Administrator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Once you work here, you won't work anywhere else

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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