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Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • A great company to work for, however the business is run very firmly (in 24 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Long hours with poor compensation (in 71 reviews)

  • Their pay plan for salespeople is directed toward early 'twenty' somethings that are transitioning into the professional world (in 55 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sales"

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    • 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. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    engaged co-workers, benefits, happy with management

    Cons

    great to work for Corporate with a nice work environment, but it's a total different world in the stores

    Advice to Management

    make a better job in making the stores' employees happy

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - General Agent in Jensen Beach, FL
    Former Employee - General Agent in Jensen Beach, FL

    I worked at AutoNation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good schedule worker friendly good benefits

    Cons

    n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a long work


  4. "Energetic, dedicated team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The team at corporate is a high energy team committed to supporting each other our dealerships and our Customers. Collaborative environment. Fun and friendly

    Cons

    As the Corporate team continues to grow we can at times be limited on office space

    Advice to Management

    We need a dedicated campus with a training center

    AutoNation Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – Content Marketer

    Thank you for your time spent at AutoNation. We are always here to encourage our team to voice their opinions. With that, we appreciate your feedback and suggestions to add a training center. We... More


  5. "BMW of Vista (Autonation)"

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    Current Employee - Service Department in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Service Department in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortunately, get to work alongside some positive employees.

    Cons

    Severely underpaid. Long hours. Toxic environment. Management cares less about your life outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    See cons.


  6. "sales consultant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere . Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay. management that doesn't care about its employees


  7. "Good experience."

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager Autonation in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager Autonation in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AutoNation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable environment. Plenty of training. A lot of stores to choose from. They are everywhere in the U.S. good benefits. Medical, dental, vision, 401k options.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best. HR does not really do much when issues arise. A lot of hours. Better have thick skin to go into this business.

    Advice to Management

    It's who you know, not what you know.

    AutoNation Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – Content Marketer

    We are not happy to hear your disappointment with the pay structure and scheduling at AutoNation. We want our employees to know that all their concerns are heard, and we are always looking to... More

  8. "autonation direct"

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    Former Employee - Personal Auto Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Personal Auto Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very professional environment, positive work experience, positive experience++

    Cons

    really no cons, the company was launching a new haggle free car buying experience...but eventually dissolved back to traditional sales


  9. "Assistant Service Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager in Weston, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager in Weston, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay if you work hard, many locations to work, nationwide

    Cons

    Terrible Live work Balance, alot of politics involved in management

    AutoNation Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Content Marketer

    We at AutoNation want the best for our employees when it comes to growth opportunities and a work life balance. We appreciate your feedback and we look to our employees to help us implement a... More


  10. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make more money

    Cons

    Not too much of a well balanced work/ family.


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