Mission: We don't hire people to sell cars……we hire people to CARE!
Purpose: To infect the workplace with highly contagious CARE.
We received a great message from our Founder, Steve Hall, today about making work epic!
Here's an excerpt:
"An epic job is one of the best and hardest things ever, but making it epic is up to you. There will always be difficult things and relationship problems we need to understand in work. But relationships are what make our work so meaningful, so let’s not forget that any relationship of high caliber demands constant adaptation and change. Great workplace relationships are as much the result of struggle, stress, challenge, pain, obstacles and near disaster as the smooth sailing fun, excitement and achievement." - Steve Hall
We have core values that we adhere to in order to stay on the same page and nurture our workplace relationships.
Thinking about a job or career change? Do you value dynamic, fulfilling work and relationships?
Then consider Joining our Tribe! Check out our open positions - we are growing fast and you might be just the person we need!
We achieved record-breaking results in 2017 because we work together and bring our best selves to work. Because we really believe in our Culture of CARE and how that has enabled us to be vulnerable where we need help and to be united and not divided. We received some great words of wisdom from our fearless leader, Steve Hall, about self-care in the new year and got the news that the company will be supporting our efforts to exercise, eat better and live better! What a great way to start off the year with driversselect! #driversselectcares #driversselectcareers
driversselect is a purpose-based retailer of nearly-new vehicles founded on the principles of Conscious Capitalism. The company takes an approach similar to Costco, IKEA and Southwest Airlines: leveraging deliberate tradeoffs to deliver value in a few concentrated areas so that vehicles are consistently of utmost quality and priced well below market value and the purchase process is streamlined in an effort to make it effortless. This is all done through our Culture of CARE (Caring Acts Randomly Expressed) so that all stakeholders feel valued.
driversselect will sell over 10,000 nearly new vehicles in 2017 with an estimated $240M revenue (up from $45M/2000 cars just 4 years ago). All this from a single location in Dallas - making it one of the largest single point auto dealerships in the country. The company was recently acquired by the Sonic Automotive Group and now has plans to expand into new markets across the country. The culture driversselect has created allowed them to be recognized as a Dallas Business Journal Best Place to Work 2016 and 2017 and Dallas Morning News Top Workplace in 2016.
Learn to Earn/Take Ownership Credo:
As a tribe member, I am responsible for taking ownership of understanding what is expected of me everyday and following it up with action, asking for help and support where needed, and being open to learning from the success of others while also making my own contributions to the learning of my fellow tribe members. I won’t wait for someone to tell me what to do, when to do it or even why to do it. If I need to know, I’m responsible for asking. If I’m doing something that will impact the performance of others (positively or negatively) I’m responsible for informing them. This is what it means to live the core values of learn to earn and take ownership.
We have an awesome "Collision Center," where we can meet up with other tribe members for breakfast or lunch. It stays well-stocked with healthier foods and snacks. We also decorate the room for our monthly Kick Off meetings - everything from Mardi Gras to Vegas Baby!
When you work in retail, you have to have some fun. 2017 brought us a panda head and an ongoing panda dance contest in the office!
No suits and ties here! We dress casually and wear our core values on our shirts everyday. And you will be asked to wear costume attire at some point!
I have been working at driversselect full-time
Positive and accepting culture unlike anything I have ever seen. This is a company that truly lives by the core values and cares for both the tribe members and the customers. You are free to be yourself and not micro managed. Management is active and involved and happy to offer support.
None that I can think of.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you are doing!
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at driversselect (Dallas, TX) in July 2017.
The process began with a phone interview, followed by a Traigo test. I was then later notified of the results of the test. Next, was an in-person interview with the people who would be my direct supervisors. Finally, I was invited to a group lunch for a laid-back peer interview.