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AutoNation Overview

Fort Lauderdale, FL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (AN)
Vehicle Dealers
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and a member of the S&P 500 (NYSE AN), AutoNation is driven by over 25,000 Associates representing over 35 auto manufacturer brands at over 300 stores, in 16 states.

Mission: The open road is a symbolic part of our brand. It underlines our commitment to swiftly & safely move our company, our communities and our industry forward - paving the way to a peerless Customer Experience. So it’s no wonder that AutoNation has ... Read more

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AutoNation – Why Work For Us?


You have the drive. We have the vehicle.

AutoNation is proud to be America's largest auto retailer representing domestic, import and luxury brands, both on and off the web. We are driven to be the best, and we're always looking for passionate, motivated professionals who share the same drive to join us. Perhaps you're one of them.

Some Benefits of a career with AutoNation

  • Unlimited income potential
  • Paid time-off
  • Training
  • Longevity bonuses
  • 401(k)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee vehicle purchase program
  • Advancement opportunities


From Seattle to South Beach, welcome to AutoNation. We're America’s Largest Auto Retailer, with over 43 Million Happy Customers in sales and service.

Our associates have unlimited income potential, paid time-off, training, longevity bonuses, 401(k) program with company match, employee vehicle purchase program, health, dental, life & disability insurance and more. We even spent close to $150 million upgrading, renovating or building state-of-the-art facilities. 

New Vehicles - About 54% of AutoNation’s dealership revenue comes from its sales of new vehicles. AutoNation retailed $7.5 billion of new vehicles in 2011, more than any other retailer. 

Used Vehicles - About 25% of our revenue comes from its sales of used vehicles. AutoNation sold $3.5 billion worth of used vehicles in 2011. 

Customer Care (Parts & Service) - About 17% of our revenue comes from parts, service and collision. AutoNation generated $2.3 billion of parts and service revenue in 2011 - more than any other retailer. 

Corporate- Our company headquarters, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is home to our Executive, Benefits, Communications, Customer Care, Finance, Human Resources, Investor Relations, IT, Legal, Marketing, Strategy & Variable Operations teams. 


America’s largest auto retailer has partnered with IndyCar Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay to support his Racing for Cancer charity. AutoNation’s primary charitable focus over the next two years will be cancer awareness and prevention, and Ryan’s charity will serve as a key component of that program.

“Racing for Cancer’s” mission is simply to help “beat cancer.” The organization seeks to unite motorsport fans, sponsors, teams and others in a coast to coast effort to help eradicate the disease. They concentrate their efforts in-particular on early detection and prevention along with an emphasis on supporting childhood cancer initiatives. Now with the support of AutoNation, Racing for Cancer will have 22,500 team mates in 15 states.

Cancer awareness is one component of AutoNation’s company-wide wellness initiative, designed to promote better health and fitness among its entire associate base. The company’s Know Your Numbers campaign has been developed to help associates better understand their own health status and recognize potential risks. The program is highlighted by the Know Your Numbers bus, which visits AutoNation locations across the country to offer free detailed health screenings for associates and their families.

For more information about Ryan Hunter-Reay, visit To learn more about Racing for Cancer, visit

Commitment to Diversity

Our Mission: We strive to create and embrace a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.


AutoNation recognizes and values the unique cultures, talents, skills and idea each of our 22,500 associates contributes to our workforce. Each associate is a partner who participates in the foundation, growth and success of AutoNation. By embracing the diversity of our workforce, we foster a competitive and rewarding playing field that encourages risk-taking, entrepreneurship, and open dialogue within our businesses and the communities we serve. We participate in job fairs and visit college campuses to identify potential associates who bring unique talents to the organization. In a number of our markets, internships and mentoring programs are extended to minority youth seeking experience and exposure within the automotive and corporate environment.

Environmental Initiatives

At AutoNation, we recognize that our community extends well beyond the edge of town or the state line. We share a world together, all of us, and we're committed to doing what we can to make it cleaner, safer and friendlier for everyone. That's why we champion environmental issues in the automotive industry, promote responsible consumption of fossil fuels and encourage the development of new and alternative energy sources. Because what happens in each of the communities we serve ultimately affects every community on the planet.#

Environmental awareness through our products

AutoNation's E-vehicle program is designed to highlight those vehicles we sell that are particularly fuel efficient. To qualify as an E-vehicle, each car or truck must either produce 28 miles per gallon or deliver 10% better fuel efficiency than average for its class. We also designate "F-vehicles" with a yellow leaf logo; these are cars and trucks that make use of flex fuel technology.

Our world is our community and we're out to make it better

Nationally we recycle more than 3.5 million gallons of used motor oil per year. Additionally, we recycle all car battery cores, rubber tires, office paper, newspapers and cardboard. Our office and all store light fixtures use energy-efficient bulbs and our climate control systems are designed and calibrated to save energy as well.

Over the last 15 years, AutoNation has supported various organizations:

American Res CroddBig Brothers Big SistersBoys and Girls Clubs of AmericaTake Stock in Children
Habitat for HumanityWomen in DistressNational Association for the Advancment of Colored PeopleNational Automobile Dealers Association
The National Conference for Community and JusticeUnited WayNeighbors 4 neighborsBroward Center for the Performing Arts
Junior AchievementKids in DistressMuseum of Art Fort LauderdaleMuseum of Discovery & Science
The Jewish FederationNova Southeastern UniversityGive Kids the World VillageHispanic Unity of florida


David Quietly To The Rescue

Hubert Helps a Veteran

Ricky Saves a Fishing Trip

Melisa Delivers

Ann Is Dog's Best Friend

AutoNation's senior management team is made up of individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the automotive retail industry. The team also includes executives who have brought new talents to automotive retailing. Together, they're building a Driven to Be the Best culture that promotes the spreading of best practices, the pursuit of continuous improvement and the delivery of superior buying and ownership experiences.


H. Wayne Huizenga


Executive Officers 

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Marc Cannon

Executive Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer, Communications, Digital & Public Policy


Tom Conophy

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Jonathan P. Ferrando 
Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Corporate Development and Human Resources 

Mike Jackson 

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl Miller 

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Donna Parlapiano

Executive Vice President, Franchise Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Real Estate 

Senior Corporate Officers

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Coleman Edmunds 

Senior Vice President, Legal 

Region Presidents

Ron Ardissone 

Central Region President 

Jim Bender

Eastern Region President

Lance Iserman 

Western Regional President 

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    Great company, great people to work with (most of them). Transparent process for the customer, different than a traditionally dealership. Flexible schedule!


    One day off a week, no saying when you'll be off. Employees from different dealerships have come in and don't the traditional shady things that happen behind the scenes. Feel I'm not being paid enough for the amount of work done.

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    Better pay or commission

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    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at AutoNation.


    Long process. Over a month. I had few phone interviews and then an in person interview for over 2 hours. I got an automated message letting me know they hired someone else. Unprofessional.

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AutoNation Awards & Accolades

  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • Most Admired Companies for Minority Professionals, Hispanic Engineer, 2009
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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