I worked at Sterling Autobody full-time (Less than a year)
Some of the best looking stores when viewed from the curb or client perspective appearance, from the client perspective. Although a more consistent brand "look" can be worked upon. Reasonably well maintained facilities.
Blindsided downsizing / restructuring occurs with absolutely no warning. Micromanagers there do not accept / understand their existence. There has to be a better way.
Advice to Management
Learn to work better WITH others that help you satisfy the client base, that ultimately provides you YOUR paychceck, as well. Stop looking at those that at the repair facilities as mere "expenses" that are to be managed by constant squeezing despite mounting expectations for profit.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sterling Autobody in July 2007.
the interview process was very professional with the standard technical background questions, what are your strengths weaknesses etc. The interview even included a facility walk through with question and answer discussions about the process stages for work in process. The people were pleasant, but we both realized the position would not be a good fit for either of us.
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