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Auto Club of Southern California Project Manager Reviews

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Auto Club of Southern California Chief Executive Officer Robert T. Bouttier
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Pros
  • Chance to earn over 100K a year - good benefits - trips (in 39 reviews)

  • stable company with a brand that sells (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life Balance is virtually non-exsistance (in 32 reviews)

  • Pay is below industry standards in all areas except for upper management (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Bad Managment"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Auto Club of Southern California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can work a 40 hour week and go home at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Non-innovative, old fashioned. Really poor management. Management fears being fully transparent. Upper management rules with fear instead of reward.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head of the sand and handle the issues.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Old ideas, old technology, old, old, old"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Club of Southern California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent hours, good food in cafeteria

    Cons

    Worst of all is the mediocre upper management resistant to change. Promotions by personality alone, actual work means little here. My computer is soooo old with disabled thumbs/CD, MS 2003 and mailbox size of only 80MB. All internet is blocked except aaa.com. They count your hours (yes, we have to clock in), scream if less than 40 and I am salaried! No trust whatsoever. If you want to advance, to grow your skills, to try new ideas, keep looking.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt or die

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Poorly managed - Unfamiliar with the real world"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits. Company still has a pension plan, but it's not as good as it used to be.

    Cons

    Most of the management has been there for decades and does not know anything about progress in management practices. Old IT systems, poorly maintained facilities.

    Advice to Management

    Get some new blood! Old execs need to retire already.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Overall his track record has been positive, however his management style is consider a regime."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company for those that want a job and don't have aspirations for career growth. One of the axioms of management is you forgo higher pay for stability and a job in tough times. I believe for someone that is a technician this is the best place to work, so long as you're not interested in salary growth.

    Cons

    It is well known that tenured employees have extremely low salaries compared to new employees, with a typical gap of 35%.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management is not able to work on future development, they are deeply involved in day to day decisions which they shouldn't be to a lack of working knowledge. The majority of lower and mid-level management is spent creating presentations for senior management, those reports are over 50% BS as dictated by senior management. The President and CEO are retain too much decision making control and restrict Sr. VP's and lower level management from making daily business decisions.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Cover your ass, find someone else to blame."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a great reputation outside of the company. That was the reason I was excited to come here. Great benefits and they still have a pension, though they've begun to scale back. If you like wearing a tie and working with old technology, this place is for you.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the management is mostly from within. There are people who have been at the company their whole lives and have no idea that management is different outside of the company. They spend most of their time looking for someone else to blame and covering their asses so they can't be blamed. All that energy should be put into trying to solve problems.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management classes, read management periodicals, learn how to manage. In addition, begin to learn how to take responsibility and quit trying to blame everyone else. It would be far more productive. and beneficial to the company.