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Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Very flexible schedule, you learn a lot" (in 42 reviews)

  • "great benefits great pay and good work life balance" (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Mid management does know how to deliver the message from upper management" (in 161 reviews)

  • "That alone paired with have team members make" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "delivery"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburg, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburg, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fair , friendly, great staff

    Cons

    my work experience was a positive stay

    Advice to Management

    continue with what is done


  2. "Parts Pro"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    The shop owners that you can get to know makes the job easy and makes it worth while. If you are looking to move up from Part time sales to a keyholder to parts pro, its pretty easy.

    Cons

    Moving up in this company is dependant on convenience of the district manager 100%.
    It makes it tough because General managers can do so little to support the sales staff, they are figure heads with minimal opportunity for important decision making.
    The resources from corporate are minimal and change for usually the worst to be the most unreasonable place to work.
    Its a constant fight with trying to get the hours needed to cover the store.
    Its hard to keep motivated with corporate pulling the reigns too tight. For example, our drivers now can be written up for going just 5 mph over the speed limit.

    Advice to Management

    Pull back a little bit, listen and take advice from the people that are in the stores and make it possible for people in corporate to have their job.

  3. "Easy going"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time

    Pros

    Nice general manager
    Collaborative Environment
    Easy going shifts

    Cons

    Hours arent uniform
    Lots of variablility

    Advice to Management

    Thank employees for helping run your operation


  4. "General manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities about vehicles

    Cons

    Little training unless you WANT it, stores are in rough shape and need an overhaul!


  5. "Gerneral Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    Usually good people, normally good support

    Cons

    long hours, weekends and holidays

    Advice to Management

    Be in a established area


  6. "NA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    Champion Inclusion, Cultural Beliefs and Company Strategy

    Cons

    Really nothing to say here, I have been with company for 14 years, sure there have been ups and downs, but attitude triumphs over all change.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Build a set of skills that can be very useful in your future. A fast-paced environment that cam teach you customer service, multi tasking, and prioritizing.

    Cons

    Corporate environment that can sometimes push you to feel like you are not important or unique.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    Easy going and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedule, some customers have high expectations.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Parts pro"

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    Current Employee - Parts Pro in Palatka, FL
    Current Employee - Parts Pro in Palatka, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great company

    Cons

    Not always in the loop with the corporate


  10. "Very disorganized and poor upper management"

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control in Enfield, CT
    Current Employee - Inventory Control in Enfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours close to home to drive there

    Cons

    They make you work on 1 of your days off and too hot inside

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes why do you think some people dont care


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