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Advance Auto Parts Store Manager Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Very flexible schedule, you learn a lot" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Good people good environment to work in" (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • "Mid management does know how to deliver the message from upper management" (in 169 reviews)

  • "Some team members would be jealous if not recognized for job well done as others" (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Slow to make changes to some things


  2. "It interesting"

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

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to gain Knowledge.
    Learn team building skills.
    Learn the In's and outs of logistics.

    Cons

    Work almost every weekend.
    IT doesn't really offer much help.
    Sometimes corporate doesn't back you up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward with new ideas.

  3. "A lot is expected on limited payroll. Work week is typically 55 hours a week."

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    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Holyoke, MA
    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Holyoke, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with a lot a great employees. There is a lot of expirerince in the district.

    Cons

    Limited payroll. Work week is 55 hours.


  4. "Assistand General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Highland, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Highland, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Face paced environment. Flexible hours. Job advancement potential.

    Cons

    Must work it below zero temperatures at times.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Young person's Job"

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    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Livingston, TN
    Former Employee - Store General Manager in Livingston, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very structured expectations. Gives experience in one on one selling with the public. Company makes health insurance, eye, dental and life insurance available.

    Cons

    Competitive pay in the retail sector still means low pay. Work hours are erratic and unpredictable. Corporate says they are concerned about employees but have the attitude that there are mare where you came from.

    Advice to Management

    Just like the stock market, plans to grow market penetration are a slow and steady process and do not react well to knee jerk changes in strategy.


  6. "Gm"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Norwich, CT
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Norwich, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good bonus on a monthly basis

    Cons

    Too much to do not enough time to do it

    Advice to Management

    have a team for tasks and a team for sales


  7. "It's Ok"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sterling Heights, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay if you fight for it.

    Cons

    Its auto retail, customers are not always right. 90% of people that come in are not happy to be shopping for parts.

    Advice to Management

    Help managers more. Give the more tools to succeed.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company has No Direction , Game Plan is only Paper Worthy"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Walk in Customers
    Some Commercial customers also were fantastic

    Cons

    No leadership
    Poor Salary for amount of hours expexted, you get paid based of a 40 hour work week but you are required to work minimum 50 hours ( GM's that are salaried)

    Advice to Management

    Company truly needs an overhaul again from top to bottom as it is only a company that pushes blame on the wrong people but the so called leaders themselves are reluctant to look in the mirror and be what they expect themselves
    Trust your employees and not over work every GM you can to bleed whatever value you can get out of them to save on labor
    I would never recommend this company to anyone as they claim to be about loyalty and family but they are truly Wolves in Sheep's Clothing ... All about Greed and bottom line.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not as good as it once was!"

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    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Huntington, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I received decent pay vacation and 401 k match

    Cons

    poor attitude toward team members so sense of team work and you will be cut when close to full time hours for part time workers...

    Advice to Management

    Should've kept Jason price in east coast region


  10. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    Keeps you busy. Decent nt.employee discou

    Cons

    Bad management. Do not care about people's family or personal lives.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people