Park Place Motorcars Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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  1. technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great location
    high compensation
    great facilities
    modern equipment

    Cons

    poor advancement opportunities, management does not think of you as anything other than what you were hired for. No real chance for career advancement


  2. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Work atmosphere
    401K
    Can pick a department to fit your needs

    Cons

    slow progression in career development
    low pay


  3. Fast paced training session for selling Mercedes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    New pay plan makes it very lucrative if you work hard and get in front of as many people as possible.

    Cons

    You will have a lot of down time depending on the month.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    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.


  6. Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere and customer care.

    Cons

    Hourly jobs are the most often open, pay not great for degreed people.


  7. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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. 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 Management

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


  11. 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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours, little room for upward mobility



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