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Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • A great company to work for, however the business is run very firmly (in 22 reviews)

  • It is a very high energy place to work with a lot of great people (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours will make your average earnings look like you just got out of high school (in 63 reviews)

  • Constant pay plan/ benefit changes (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team work ! Very unusual for car sales and competitive sales. Management cares about you the client and everyone's overall experience!

    Cons

    If you can't self manage your self then this is not the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your coaching skills to succeed. You're dedication makes us work harder!


  2. "AutoNation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Controller in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Assistant Controller in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth opportunity, Flexible with school schedule

    Cons

    Mid Level Management is horrible

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership of your mistakes


  3. "sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    multiple stores
    alot of positions

    Cons

    bad pay plans
    favorite played with management

    Advice to Management

    take care of your people more
    better benefits and pay


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    management is professional. money is also very good.

    Cons

    crazy hours but if youre willing to work you will get paid


  6. "Service Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    Large company with a strong focus on success

    Cons

    Large company with a strong focus on success...but for themselves, not their employees. Extremely long hours - 60+ per week


  7. Helpful (2)

    "If you want growth and opportunity work somewhere else"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, annual check based of tenure, good market presence, that's about the best part of autonation. Not a lot of great things to speak of.

    Cons

    Schedule is worse than typical car business including being open on Easter Sunday. Lowest pay plan for both mgrs and sales associates, virtually no growth opportunity as they hire from outside first. 90% of the time openings are filled prior to posting the job. The compórtate office is full of people that have never worked in the stores and have no idea how their new programs will impact the business and employees. Terrible communication and no consistency in policy Things change from day to day or depending on who the GM or market president is.

    Advice to Management

    Before you hire outside look at your bench and the people who have been dedicated to you. Also maybe before cooking up these new programs maybe you should have a few people from the stores give suggestions. Remember we're the ones on the front lines everyday.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoy my work at AutoNation, specifically as a Hyundai eCommerce Sales Consultant."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Sales Consultant in Buford, GA
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Sales Consultant in Buford, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Fair and rewarding pay plan
    -Plenty of spiffs and bonuses
    -Strong management team with your interest in mind
    -Lax environment
    -Strong sense of family

    Cons

    -Biggest con is the hours, which comes with the business
    -Management is great but some managers can be very stubborn or disconnected


  9. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parts Associate in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Parts Associate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Luckily, my boss doesn't micromanage and we are empowered to do what is best for the customer. My position is 8-5 M-F with an hour lunch.

    Cons

    Terrible insurance policys and 401k matching. Recently our PTO waa reduced by a few days each year.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at a restructuring of benefits to match what other companies are offering.


  10. "warranty assistace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doral, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you must be multitasking if not your
    done.

    Cons

    pretty good company to start growing


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad auto retailer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AutoNation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The training is fairly solid. Lots of opportunities in the company if selling cars does not pan out if you know where to look and who to talk to.

    Cons

    Some sales people are hurting because of advertised pricing and the minimum commissions simply don't pay enough.

    Advice to Management

    Change the pay structure to minimum commissions based upon gross profit and unit sales.



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