Walser Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
22 Reviews
3.0
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    An amazing place to start your sales career!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Specialist (Trainee, Sales)  in  Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Specialist (Trainee, Sales) in Burnsville, MN

    I have been working at Walser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This job was a fantastic way to gain sales experience and learn how to work with people. It is sales so of course there's a "pressure" but its a very healthy pressure I'd say and a rather encouraging in a team oriented way. You definitely cannot slack off but if you like people, can learn from what they teach, and just have fun its easy to sell people what they need.

    Good work-life balance
    Consistent work
    Great pay and starting pay
    The company donates to great local charities
    Monthly bonuses
    Steady hourly base
    Consistent training
    Rewards for learning certain training
    And you can learn as you go

    Cons

    Being very team oriented and wanting to beat regional competitors cause management at times to care more about the sale then your lunch at times. You for sure will eat, but if you want to make a good commission and make management happy then take care of your client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a scheduled break on Saturdays when it gets busy would be fantastic so that we have more energy to sell.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Detailer  in  South Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Detailer in South Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Walser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food on mondays, weekly pay, paid holidays, paid vacation, and fairly easy job

    Cons

    management sucks, dont really enjoy working night shift, and sometimes cars come really dirty and takes hrs to clean.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Innovative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Walser full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I spent 11 years with the company and it was a great place to work. People made this company great! I was given opportunities I would of not been given anywhere else. It was proven to be a great training ground for my career now.

    Cons

    I went through four MAJOR changes within a company. If you are concern about stability of income the car business may not be for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve your employees in developing their own destiny. Allow for errors and provide positive coaching and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walser full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Training available. Great place to start

    Cons

    Long hours. Sales reps are also expected to do P& L resulting in a longer sales process and less opportunity to sell vehicles. Very high goals to get bonus. Benefits are very expensive as company is small

  6.  

    Terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ServiceAdvisor  in  Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - ServiceAdvisor in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Walser full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good entry level job if you want to learn more about the automotive industry, as well as ADP technology.

    Cons

    Company does not train new employees well, poor communication, as well as hostile work environment and low pay. Company shows utter disregard for their employees and cares only about making its bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate your employees to grow within the company, and take serious action against workplace harassment and pay your employees their actual worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Your just a warm body

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Specialist  in  Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Specialist in Burnsville, MN

    I have been working at Walser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They pay you 17.31 an hour no matter how many cars you sell.

    Cons

    Health insurance is 1200 a month for family coverage.
    No bonus money until you sell 12.5 cars in a month
    Next to impossible to get a Saturday off-
    No accessory bonus until you sell 3k worth of products which then gets you a measley 250.00

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to realize making employees pay almost 33% of there monthly pay for insurance is insane, you are becoming the Walmart of the car business because the turnover ratio is over 150% now cause you dont care one bit about employees. Sooner or later your farce of being a dealership that cares will be shown you dont care. Its all about fattening your bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Walser is a great place to work in which hard work is appreciated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist (Trainee, Sales)  in  Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist (Trainee, Sales) in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I worked at Walser full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with and a fun relaxed environment. People work hard when it comes down to it and have fun at the same time.

    Cons

    Some managers are fairly harsh and the sales people are clearly at the bottom of the food chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay sales people more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice people at our dealership but pay for new employees is terrible for bad hours

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Specialist

    I have been working at Walser full-time

    Pros

    No haggle pricing is nice because you do not need to make customers overpay for their vehicle. Many employees are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    You know the family that owns it is doing great but new employees go thru a long "training period" that robs them of bonuses and additional sources of income. After the training period they give a test to see if you can sell cars their way even though you have already been required to sell 50 of them. Test can be used as a way to get rid of people they dislike simply by failing them, thereby restricting their earning potential. I would never think of this company as a long term career but you can get some training to use in other sales positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The payment structure causes many employees to leave especially new ones. This turnover hurts CSI because new employees are not as knowledgable and make more mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pod of awfulness within company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Scanner  in  Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Document Scanner in Burnsville, MN

    I worked at Walser full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is thriving in spite of recession, older-worker friendly.

    Cons

    Management turns blind eye to bullying, do not comply w/ ADA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accounting dept is lacking the energy and positivity of the rest of the company. You need to clean house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company but hard to make more than base salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist  in  Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Specialist in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Walser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good management who is supportive
    Nice making hourly pay so on slow days your making money
    Not as cut throat as other dealers

    Cons

    Bonuses dont start until after 12 cars in a month
    Very hard to get a Saturday off even once in awhile
    Insurance runs almost 700 a month for family coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make insurance more affordable to your employees with families

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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