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Advance Auto Parts Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn a lot of knowledge on cars if you are a beginner (in 32 reviews)

  • Rewards high performing team members (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is disconnected from the field (in 131 reviews)

  • Training of Team Members has been offered in place of compensation (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "great company to work for people minded"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Lacey, NJ
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Lacey, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good pay & benefits

    Cons

    long standing between breaks but thats life


  2. "Commercial manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    Meet and help people on a regular basis

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't look out for their employees

    Advice to Management

    Back to the drawing board


  3. Helpful (2)

    "If you really need a job, then sure work there but don't plan on making a career out of it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES in Corvallis, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The parts discount although it is not as good as it was before.

    Cons

    Poor management, no pay raises, your pay Stubbs are only accessible online (can be printed), cannot get a set schedule, manager says he will notify you if he is going to change your schedule, but fails to do so and chooses to have you (employee) to just show up and attempt to clock in on what was your typically scheduled day of work. Now this has happened repeatedly over the 19 months I have worked there. There is little to none possibility of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    If you say you are going to do something then do it, don't keep you the excuse I forgot. If a store does a 17% increase in annual sales then give those employees who made that happen a raise in pay that shows your appreciation, rather than a onetime little Cesar's $5 pizza party to tell them good job. Only to follow up with "our goal for this year is to do 8% better annually than last year, but wait there will be no reward for any of you that made that happen, well except for management who receive bonuses. Your Organizational Behavior is sub par and it is companies like Advance Auto Parts that keep people in the poverty level or just above it by not offering annual raises. Using the excuse "well we pay the minimum wage" is exactly that an excuse to not pay their employees livable wages. Maybe it is time to get a nationwide employees union started to ensure people are getting paid and treated fairly. I am sure the CEO doesn't need to worry about whether he/she is going to be able to make rent and pay their monthly bills every month like the non-management store employees who work for slave wages do.


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    "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    nothing terrible hours and bad management

    Cons

    Bad management, continuous rotations of staff, 90% turnover in distribution warehouse.


  6. "INventory specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time

    Pros

    None, you are expected to do mechanic work for cashier pay.

    Cons

    you are expected to do mechanic work for cashier pay.


  7. "Sales Associate Bilingual"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Bilingual/Delivery Driver in Dayton, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Bilingual/Delivery Driver in Dayton, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping people solve problems. Close to home.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Cliquish. Low pay. Random scheduling. Not a lot of respect for employees.

    Advice to Management

    District and store managers: Quit worrying about bonuses only and give enough hours and pay to run a store.


  8. "Alright starting job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts part-time

    Pros

    Works with schedule if you go to university

    Cons

    barely any upward mobility
    Management is chaotic


  9. "bad part-time job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    First to hire after release from prison

    Cons

    not many hours, cannot survive on less than 30 hours every 2 weeks


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Definitely Room to improve"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a big company always hiring

    Cons

    Very poor benefits, they show no appreciation to employees they make it very clear it's all about the dollar and lies to make stock holders happy

    Advice to Management

    Act like you care about employees stop cutting benefits every year, maybe Mail a Christmas Card or something rather than just yell and complain and set unrealistic goals


  11. "Salesperson"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, easy job

    Cons

    Pay sucks, dealing with frustrated customers

    Advice to Management

    Listen the the in store personel more.



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