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The Friedkin Group Overview

Houston, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1969
Company - Private
Consulting
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin and is comprised of a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge ... Read more

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The Friedkin Group – Why Work For Us?


A Values-Based Business is Good Business

Our Values—the common thread that unites our many associates—are woven into the fabric of our companies' cultures. They guide our personal interaction with each other and strengthen the commitment to create and maintain work environments that are high-performing, fun and great places to work. Our Values also govern how we conduct business with our customers and partners, helping to ensure that our actions are measured by not only what is legal, but more importantly, what is right.

  • We value our Associates.
  • We strive to deliver Customer Satisfaction.
  • We regard our Suppliers as essential team members.
  • We are accountable for the Quality of our work.
  • We demonstrate Integrity in all we do.
  • We provide Leadership as a company and as individuals.
  • We create an environment of Fun and Pride.

Wellness at Work

The Friedkin Group is one of Houston’s “Healthiest Employers” (2014, 2015) as named by the Houston Business Journal, and is recognized as a Fit-Friendly Workplace by the American Heart Association (2014, 2015). We are also the proud recipient of the Paragon Award by the Houston Business Coalition on Health (2015). These honors demonstrate our companies’ ongoing commitment to workplace wellness—an increasingly important partnership strategy between employers and associates to promote healthy living and a productive workforce.

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Actively participating in our communities is an expression of Our Values and an opportunity to give back through service. We do this through the creation of partnerships with local civic, community and cultural organizations, and by the compassion and generosity of our associates. A few of our charitable initiatives and partnerships include:

  • American Diabetes Association
  • BP MS 150—official vehicle partner
  • Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
  • Houston Astros Community Leaders
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Junior Achievement
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife
  • Toys for Tots Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • YMCA Water Wise—founding partner

Serving as the headquarters for the majority of our companies, the Friedkin Corporate Campus was constructed in accordance to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specifications—proof of our long-standing commitment to creating workspaces that are healthy, safe and environmentally responsible.

Resting on a sixteen-acre wooded site in West Houston, the campus includes two mid-rise office buildings and concourse, a 900-vehicle parking garage, a café, fitness facilities, jogging trails, a private park area, a basketball court and easy access to Houston’s greenbelt gem, Terry Hershey Park along Buffalo Bayou.

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Anchored by Gulf States Toyota since 1969, The Friedkin Group is an industry leader and provider of innovative solutions primarily for the automotive industry. Each company within our diverse portfolio maintains its own esteemed reputation and brand position. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, The Friedkin Group employs over 2,700 associates across a multitude of disciplines.

The Friedkin Group's corporate and shared services organization provides a broad spectrum of strategic, high-value services and solutions which support the Group's business goals and competitive position. These services include human resources, information technology, legal, financial, accounting, and other administrative services.

 
undefinedGulf States Toyota is one of the world's largest Toyota distributorships. GST partners with over 150 dealerships in a five-state region to meet the popular demand for Toyota and Scion cars, trucks and SUVs.
 
undefinedGSFSGroup comprises several affiliated companies that provide and service financial and insurance products offered with the purchase of an automobile.
 
undefinedUS AutoLogistics is known throughout the automobile transport industry for its S.O.L.D. service—safe, on-time, legally compliant and damage-free delivery of the world’s best automobile brands.
  
undefinedGS Marketing is a full service direct marketing company with 25 years of experience marketing products and services for automotive dealerships and dealer groups.
  
undefinedWestside Lexus andNorthside Lexus strive to be the most successful and respected automobile dealerships in the country.
  
 undefinedLegendary Adventures offers safe, comfortable, exclusive safaris to the most spectacular wilderness regions of Tanzania.

For over four decades, the companies that make up The Friedkin Group have quietly established remarkable reputations as great places to work. Across our multifaceted enterprise, our companies continue to create opportunities for associates to excel at what they do best.

At The Friedkin Group, we believe top talent is the difference between good and great business
performance. To continue our track record of stellar success, we’re hiring smart, savvy individuals for our high-performing portfolio of companies. Reach great heights with us!

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    Pros

    A Great Place to Work. A culture of collaboration, pride, and hardworking dedicated associates interested in working together to make this a great place for everyone. I joined the organization in February and have met many leaders and peers and have been given the opportunity to share ideas and best-practices. It is an environment where work-life balance is practiced daily and where associates feel empowered to do their best. It is a high performing environment where individuals with high initiative, creativity, and strong work ethic do very well. Modern office facility including an onsite Café/Starbucks, and Fitness Center. Although the fitness center is not currently open due to Harvey renovations, it is free to associates when it reopens later this year. I have recommended the organization to my friends and recently hired a former teammate.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any. Associates feel engaged and happy to be part of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to explore best practices and ideas shared by our associates.

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The Friedkin Group Photos

The Friedkin Group photo of: The Astros Foundation and The Friedkin Group celebrate the opening of two newly revitalized Houston youth baseball fields at Hidalgo Park.
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The Friedkin Group photo of: Instructor-led fitness classes at the Friedkin Corporate Campus
The Friedkin Group photo of: Friedkin associates participate in the Texas Independence Relay
The Friedkin Group photo of: The Friedkin Group celebrates National Wear Red Day with Go Red for Women.
The Friedkin Group photo of: Friedkin associates and Texas Parks and Wildlife team up and clean up for National Public Lands Day.
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    Pretty disorganized and terrible. People were late, HR sent me wrong interview schedule, had a hard time getting any response from HR, no follow up--the interviewers had a sort of arrogance about them, mainly because they showed up late with no apology.

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    • Are you ok with being asked to make a decision without being told all the facts because there are some things we won't tell you because it is a family matter.   Answer Question
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The Friedkin Group Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes America's Best Midsized Employers 2018, Forbes.com, 2018
  • Forbes America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes.com, 2018
  • AMA Crystal Awards for Standard Paid Display Advertising, American Marketing Association, 2017
  • Healthiest Employers, Houston Business Journal, 2018
  • Healthiest Employers, Houston Business Journal, 2014
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