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Updated February 23, 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. "Salesperson"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to talk to a wide range of people.

    Cons

    Corporate treats you like you're expendable. Their pay plan for salespeople is directed toward early 'twenty' somethings that are transitioning into the professional world. This is not a company that cares for the longevity of their employees. They turned car sales into an hourly gig, with a very low hourly rate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop continually undercutting your salespeople.


  2. "Overall very good experience"

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    • 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.


  3. "Autonation Parts Delivery Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    Consistent hours and plenty of work

    Cons

    Pay and lack of advancement opportunity


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  5. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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!


  6. "AutoNation"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  7. "sales"

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    • 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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "If you want growth and opportunity work somewhere else"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  9. "Constant change and low morale"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Des Plaines, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cant think of many, some of the people I met.

    Cons

    Upper Management works with a bunch of Yes men, Constant change on the battlefield, Good people replaced by employees that quickly see they are in a no win situation with this company. Benefits are a joke - I paid for the Gold BSBC plan and the deductibles and co pays SOARED for 2017. That is for a nationwide company that employees 1000s of employees but they negotiate for the shareholders not the rank and file. Mike Jackson thinks he is a move star, the post when he will be on TV and encourage the employees to watch. I should have known what I was getting into when I asked for some pens on my first day and they told me they had none, or petty cash, or anything else. Really disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    The share holders are important but unless you take care of the employees that make it happen its only a matter of time. . .


  10. "Service Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  11. 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



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