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Advance Auto Parts Overview

Roanoke, VA
10000+ employees
1932
Company - Public (AAP)
Automotive Parts & Accessories Stores
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
AutoZone, O'Reilly Auto Parts, NAPA Auto Parts

Working at Advance Auto Parts

Founded in Roanoke, VA in 1932, Advance Auto Parts is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. Our family of companies operate more than 5,100 stores across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and ... Read more

Mission: With our nationwide presence, helpful advice and access to thousands of parts, Advance is proud to keep advancing a world in motion for the millions of customers we serve each year. When you join Advance, you join a team that has a passion for customers and a passion for yes ... Read more

Advance Auto Parts Reviews

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Advance Auto Parts CEO Thomas Greco
Thomas Greco
246 Ratings
  • "Great company and plenty of opportunity for advancement!"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Parker, CO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Parker, CO
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    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, and bonuses. Easy job for those with automotive knowledge and/or mechanical experience. Fair company to work for, focused on team building and low turnover.

    Cons

    Lots of movement in the company makes finding good knowledgeable reliable workers and retaining them difficult. Companies focus on labor rates is slightly myopic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs new blood at lower levels (GM's and DM's) CAM's should have company vehicles given back.

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Advance Auto Parts Photos

Advance Auto Parts photo of: Tom Greco and team members with AAP sponsored driver, Alex Laughlin from GasMonkey Energy
Advance Auto Parts photo of: Our team members always have a passion for yes and a passion for the customer!
Advance Auto Parts photo of: Our team is dedicated to growing talent.
Advance Auto Parts photo of: Our first group of interns in 2017.
Advance Auto Parts photo of: Our team members innovate every day to delight our customers.
Advance Auto Parts photo of: Our team members hold themselves accountable to overcome obstacles and deliver winning results.
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Advance Auto Parts Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Advance Auto Parts.

    Interview

    I interviewed originally for a "Sales Associate" position. I was told that they were looking for a Driver and that I was not old enough to work that position so I was hired as an "Inventory Specialist".
    Interview was painless. You had to know about automobiles, parts, systems, and how they work. I was interviewed at two different locations, by two separate people. I know they've updated the hiring process so protocol is different today.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the fuel system in a car and what parts may be associated with it?   1 Answer
    • Tell me a time you had to deal with a difficult customer and how you dealt with said situation?   Answer Question
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Advance Auto Parts Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employers for Latinos to Work For in the Midwest, Latinos For Hire, 2012
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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