Sam Swope Auto Group

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Sam Swope Auto Group Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sam Swope Auto Group

    Pros

    Extremely compassionate company that cares a great deal about the community. A fantastic place to work in most positions, especially sales. Great training for new salespeople that also helps seasoned salespeople do better. Strong management training program, it looks like they really want to promote from within so advancement should be good.

    Cons

    Many positions require lots of hours. Since it's retail, that means working evenings and weekends for sales management and salespeople. Hourly people don't see raises very often but other perks can make up for some of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do evals and raise reviews for your hourly people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You have to have the right personality.

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    Former Employee - Salesperson in West Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Salesperson in West Louisville, KY

    I worked at Sam Swope Auto Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers fair pricing good employee purchase program easy to get time off. Good pay if you're good enough at the job.

    Cons

    Long hours if you want to get ahead and is very hard to get a person to commit but that doesn't stop the managers expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be honest no matter what.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Review of the Sam Swope Auto Group

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    Current Employee - Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Sam Swope Auto Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Possibly make good money, if you work alot of hours and weekends.

    Cons

    Lots of work, work, work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get younger. Pay your best sales people more. Lose the EGO!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Wife tells of terrible working conditions

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Sam Swope Auto Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - You get a paycheck.
    - You can provide for your family until you find a better job.
    - You learn all the dirty little tricks of the automotive sales industry so the next time you purchase a vehicle you know what to look out for.

    Cons

    - If you are Hispanic, discrimination and racism runs rampant throughout the entire organization directed solely at Latinos. It's not only tolerated, it is happening at the highest levels within the organization.
    - They have a policy that if you do not have good credit and if you must go through their 'buy here, pay here' section known as the "Advantage Plan", they will not sell you a car if you do not speak English. This has been their policy for over 20 years according to management.
    - You must sign an Arbitration Agreement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (1) Take better care of your employees no matter what their national origin is. (2) NEVER underestimate the power of social media. (3) Read up on the definition of "hate crimes' and ensure you're not guilty or covering up for someone else who is guilty. (4) Have spouses sign arbitration agreements and non-disparagement / settlement agreements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The best job I ever had!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Sam Swope Auto Group

    Pros

    The flexibility of my management team. My manager was always fair with his employees and he truly cared about our personal and professional growth. The dealership was always clean and inviting.

    Cons

    The cons of the dealership are the cons of the entire automotive industry...12 hour days 7 days a week.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Long, tedious, boring, unscrupulous, and unrewarding.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Sam Swope Auto Group

    Pros

    Decent training despite the official trainer, there are a lot of great associates working there that make things much easier.

    Cons

    "Nobody walks away" mentality ensures that every customer can walk all over the sales associates and management will ruin any rapport you had with a client in order to make the quick sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to relax a little bit, make it a comfortable environment for customers and your "associates", it feels like a dentists office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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