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AutoNation Reviews

Updated June 27, 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 70 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. "Energetic, dedicated team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Good first job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Porter in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Porter in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We get an hour lunch, there is a steady fixed schedule

    Cons

    Supervisors are not always on the same page, too much responsibility for minimum wage.

    AutoNation Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Content Marketer

    We are happy to hear you were provided with a steady work schedule and a break for lunch. However, we are discouraged that you felt a lack of organization amongst your supervisors. It is important to ... More


  4. "great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Car Sales Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Car Sales Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good guys with good company

    Cons

    not too many just good guys overall

    Advice to Management

    good job


  5. "HR Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and great leadership at the store level.

    Cons

    Not much. Great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

    AutoNation Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Content Marketer

    Thank you for your positive feedback on the culture at AutoNation. It is important to us that all employees feel welcome and that we provide an environment where you’re excited to come into work ... More


  6. "Enjoyed my time there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collision Center Office Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Collision Center Office Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at one of the collision centers. The job was fast paced which isn't for everyone but hits my comfort level perfectly. My boss was awesome - caring, reasonable, appreciative, and easy to work for. We have remained in touch since I left. I loved the atmosphere and the relationships with my coworkers at my location and the other area shops.

    Cons

    The pay for my position was very low and was the reason I left.

    Advice to Management

    The front office is your first and last touch point with the client. If you want to keep good people in place that can be the customer service expert and administrative backbone for all areas of the shop you need to increase the pay. Someone in that position should be able to sustain themselves without needing a second job.

    AutoNation Response

    May 8, 2017 – Content Marketer

    When working in collision repairs, labor-intensive work is required and to be expected. We are glad to hear that the fast-paced environment that often comes with working in our collision department ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great team and environment in a powerful Forbes 200 company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team and environment are great. Salary is one of the highest in the area.

    Cons

    Software development practices are immature. Deployment procedure is ancient and needs to adapt modern practices.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a process management branch for IT

    AutoNation Response

    May 8, 2017 – Content Marketer

    We’re glad you’re on the same page as us when it comes to our pay structure and the work environment we pride ourselves on. Here at AutoNation, we try to provide a fun and exciting environment for ... More


  8. "Sales and Leasing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive managers. Fun to work. Get to meet clients from different backgrounds.

    Cons

    competitive market. bad pay plan

    Advice to Management

    dont keep changing pay plan


  9. "Overall very good experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Internet Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Sales and Internet Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, advancement opportunities. Better than most dealerships in most aspects.

    Cons

    Can feel like a number due to large corp. size. Too systemized, not enough focus on the individual.

    AutoNation Response

    May 19, 2017 – Content Marketer

    We are very happy to hear that you are in alignment with the training we offer to our employees. It is important to us that all of our employees feel appreciated and can make their next career move ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad auto retailer"

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    • 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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