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Walser Overview

Edina, MN
1001 to 5000 employees
1954
Company - Private
Vehicle Dealers
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Walser Automotive Group is breaking the mold and defying expectations. We’re not just selling cars. We’re taking people on a journey and redefining the car buying experience from start to finish.

From our modern sales process to our ... Read more

Mission: Walser Automotive Group's mission is closely tied to our company's four Core Values.
These values live in everything we do. They create a unified mission that our employees believe in and work toward.

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Company Updates

  • There's a new post on our blog today and it’s all about our latest employee resource group Women of Walser (WoW). It answers the questions of ‘Why WoW? Why now?’. For customers, employees, and automotive dealer groups alike, this post is straight forward about why WoW was one of the most important business decisions we made in 2018. ����

    Walser Launches a Women's Resource Group: Here's Why | Walser Automotive Group

    At Walser Automotive Group, there are a few key philosophies we hang our hats on when it comes to doing business. In a nutshell, we pride ourselves on providing a fast, easy, and transparent car-buying process in a negotiation and commission-free environment. Boil that down even further?

  • We are thrilled to welcome Brad Schafer to Walser's Leadership Team as VP of Fixed Operations. With 25 years experience in the fixed ops field, we look forward to the tremendous strides we know Brad will make with Walser. Details here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQZKO

    Walser Automotive Group Announces New VP Hire to Head Fixed Ops

    MINNEAPOLIS--()-- Walser Automotive Group, ranked a top 150 automotive dealer group in the U.S. in 2018 by Automotive News, today announced the hire of Brad Schafer as Vice President of Fixed Operations. Schafer will focus on all areas of service, BDC service, reconditioning, and parts with special attention toward the automation, innovation, and streamlining of new technologies.

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Walser – Why Work For Us?


 
Experience The Walser Way

At Walser Automotive Group, you’ll find a huge selection of new, Certified Pre-Owned, and quality used vehicles. Walser Automotive Group operates 25 dealerships and affiliated businesses featuring major and luxury brands throughout the Twin Cities, MN and Wichita, KS. 

Walser is Upfront Price dealer, which means the price you see is the price you pay. We offer one, prediscounted price on every vehicle we sell, eliminating the hassle of haggle of negotiating. Walser prices its vehicles by utilizing a centralized inventory team dedicated to researching the current market, color, age, and availability of every vehicle we sell. Meanwhile, our team of finance experts can help you get the right loan or lease in a quick, easy, and transparent manner.

Our commitment to our customers continues well beyond the date of purchase. We  have a professional team of technicians on hand with the skills and equipment to handle all manner of maintenance and repairs, as well as a full stock of authentic parts.

Walser Automotive Group is committed to making a better car buying experience for everyone. From the price to the experience, Walser is a no-haggle dealership in the Twin Cities that you can trust.

Driving a Stronger Workforce For Tomorrow

Cars get us where we’re going, but it’s the work we do along the way that truly matters. The Walser Foundation is committed to supporting the next generation of risk-takers, innovators, and change-makers through education and career training.

Walser’s mission is to increase access to high-quality education programs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro and Wichita, KS communities. By committing 5 percent of pre-tax earnings to the Walser Foundation, Walser can provide grants to schools and organizations that provide access to top-tier education (pre-k through post-secondary) to build a strong workforce for the future. 

We believe every child has a bright future and every person should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Access to education and career-training makes this possible. The Walser Foundation is proud to give back to the communities where we live and work.

Events & Sponsorship

Any 501(c)(3) organization is welcome to apply for a Walser Foundation grant or Walser Foundation event sponsorship. Organizations are limited to one application per year. Organizations may only apply for one form of funding (grant or event sponsorship), but not both. Please visit our website for complete application details.

Walser Employee Volunteerism

The Walser Foundation provides volunteer opportunities for our employees to join us and our local non-profit partners as we work together to build healthy and safe communities. We believe by working together we can create positive change in our community. Last year, Walser employees and their families donated more than 1,000 volunteer hours.

Start Your Career in the Automotive Industry

Through 50 years of service, Walser Automotive Group has become a pioneer in the automotive industry. Walser’s progressive commitment to growth, innovation, and the customer experience has changed the car-buying journey. Are you ready to start your journey with us? 

Apply today!

Traditional Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Accident, Cancer, Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability
  • PTO
  • Paid Parental Leave (maternity, paternity, adoption)
  • 401k
  • Flex Spending
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts on Vehicles, Service and Parts

Walser-Specific Benefits

  • Corporate Training
    • Skill building
    • Job-specific tasks
    • Industry-specific knowledge
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  • Recognition dinners for high-performing employees
  • DRIVEN Wellness Program
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Advancement opportunities and promotions from within

Orientation

Automated processes triggering your workplace set up, training plan, and personal logins take place behind-the-scenes to ensure a smooth transition to Walser. Upon arrival you will hear Walser's past, present, and future and begin your training. You have a dedicated person at your location anticipating your arrival after training who will introduce you to the team and take you through our location orientation.

Structured Classroom Training

Your journey to productivity begins in the classroom as you learn our processes, your job functions, and all the details about what makes Walser unique. Our programs range from 1/2 day up to 13+ weeks providing a mix of classroom, on-the-job, and systems.

Technology Systems Training

Few things can be more frustrating than not knowing how to operate a computer system in front of a customer. Walser has created mock environments for our main systems to provide you with the practice you need in a classroom setting.

Ongoing Training

An average of 25 learning opportunities are available each month. These classes cover selling, customer service, communication, etc. Not all of our trainings are job-specfic as each month you have access to personal development opportunities including personal finance classes and Microsoft trainings.

Walser Reviews

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    Pros

    I've had a great experience working at Walser. This company really provides an avenue for employees to grow as much as they want. Senior management is motivated to grow future leaders in the company and to adapt to changing work-life needs of modern employees (they recently launched a paid parental leave program with four weeks of paid maternity, paternity, and adoption leave). I appreciate working in a place that seems committed to recruiting, retaining, and growing great talent in and out of the company.

    Cons

    I really cannot think of anything at this time.

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Walser Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Walser (Edina, MN).

    Interview

    the interview was basic general questions of work experience and past employment skills/ operations with computer and financial understandings. How flexible am I with my work schedule and willing to work weekend.

    Interview Questions

    • financial understanding of how to read credit score and lender requirement   1 Answer
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Walser Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Honored Company, Minnesota Keystone Program, 2018
  • Best of Business - Runner Up, Twin Cities Business Magazine, 2018

Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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