Sewell Automotive Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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J. Carl Sewell Jr.
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  1. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Sewell Automotive

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

    Pros

    Great company who really cares about you as an individual. Learned more about customer service than I ever thought was possible.

    Cons

    I really don't have any negatives to say. Management was always up front and honest and corporate was excellent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you've been doing for over 100 years. It's been working, no need to reinvent the wheel.


  2. Sewell is a great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive

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

    Pros

    High pay for interns and associates. As an associate, you work on commission and therefor have incentive to work hard. Friendly workplace where professionalism is highly regarded. Company cares about both its associates and its customers The company is growing and there are many ways to move up in the company The company moves people up based on success and hard work, not tenure.

    Cons

    I haven't found anything wrong with Sewell yet, and I don't believe I will.

    Advice to Management

    Y'all are amazing.


  3. Great opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Sewell Automotive

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

    Pros

    Willing to hire without much experience, great internal opportunities. Almost everyone in mgmt is hired from wthin, very generous and respectful to employees and their family life.

    Cons

    Fairly demanding hours and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking forward, not much needs to be changed.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive full-time

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

    Pros

    -The people -INCREDIBLE training -Highly respected business in the area -Building your own business gives you the freedom to work with your customers the way you want to and make your day what you want it to be

    Cons

    -Very political, the managers don't like you or invest in you, you won't succeed -Terrible hours -Work on Saturdays -Moral is WAY down -Not enough pay for the amount you're there -High pressure and stress -Not really a "free" car, granted its less than a car payment -Key word in your contract when you're fresh out of college "UP TO" $60K your first year. You won't make that, the store will force you off and you'll most likely make less -Very high turnover rate. Not many people make it a full year -Business isn't booming


  6. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive

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

    Pros

    Sewell is a great company, full of fantastic people. They start salespeople off with a good salary so that they can learn the business. If you are able to succeed at Sewell, it's very attainable to make $100k in your first or second year. They have a great time off policy and they give you a new car to drive.

    Cons

    You will have to work long hours. The car business as a negative reputation so customers will come in with their guard up. Lots of ups and downs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The changes in time-off make working in this industry much more likeable.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Very professional atmosphere. Good place to work out of college.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time

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

    Pros

    Professionalism, benefits and team work. When they say customers for life they mean it. Management and collogues.

    Cons

    Favoritism, politics - Not me but had seen this many times. People seemed to be hand picked from the beginning to be moved up to management. They would be hired and spoon fed till they had a record of doing well. Not every actually trumping other established employees with the experience to move into management but they were already chosen and moved up. Seemed to be a trend in many stores.

    Advice to Management

    Reward on true accomplishments.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start a sales career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive

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

    Pros

    People, Pay & Benefits, growth

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a struggle in this business. Also, no changes in pay plan over time as incentive to stay around...to make more you have to sell more.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your best people in order to keep them around.


  9. Best company to work for in the automotive industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Great people. The perks and benefits are unlike any other. Free car, gas, and insurance.

    Cons

    It is hard to find work-life balance, but you are well compensated for your effort. You do have to work hard. It's frowned upon to take your weekday off

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. The support from management is awesome.


  10. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive environment, salespeople get a demo, great company to work for

    Cons

    Pay plan is outdated, needs to grow slowly enough to maintain culture

    Advice to Management

    Don't grow too fast.


  11. ECH

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Car Wash
    Former Employee - Car Wash

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced on fast days, slow on slow days.

    Cons

    Management sometimes has their heads up their @55es but it's fine 95% of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, not just the ones that kiss @55 all day.



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