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AutoNation Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • A great company to work for, however the business is run very firmly (in 23 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 69 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. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional Interview"

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

    Pros

    Clean store and employees were nice

    Cons

    Pay only started at $9.00 an hour. They couldn't tell me what shift I would be working.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to interview and at least send an email or call after the interview. Also don't tell applicant you will get me a higher hourly pay. Don't lie.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Horribly run company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros about this company that can be given. Not a company I could ever recommend to anyone.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, add on continually job responsibilities without additional compensation and in some cases no training. Poor compensation and benefits as well.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "AutoNation: Shared Service Center - Too many politics, very outdated."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Shared Service Center is in a prime location of the DFW area; easy access and very nice area to work in.

    Cons

    The politics of the management staff prevent progress from being accomplished in this office. The technology is outdated and numerous upgrades are needed but the knowledge is not there. The work ethic is very poor and the quality of the work staff is below average. The pay is relatively low and the culture of this office is ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    The Shared Service Center needs a complete overhaul. A full audit needs to be done to honestly reveal how much damage this office is causing to the overall goal and mission of this company. Structure needs to be put into place and the staff needs evaluation, especially the current management team. If not, I would not be surprised to see this office closed within the next 4 years.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Audi Las Vegas - Audi Autonation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Any AutoNation Dealership has access to the entire inventory of used cars

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Big Corporation Style
    Very Poor Salary Structure
    Poor Benefits
    Employees are numbers!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Destroyed a great dealership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My dealership had a team of experienced, hard working sales people. We enjoyed working together until AutoNation bought the dealership group.

    Cons

    They want you to be a dumb robot. You are trained to recite a word track for most customer discussions. The payplan was cut deep. It's like the Wal-Mart of the car business. I tried to stay a full year after the acquisition to give AN a chance. Could not take the $50K drop in pay.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing many good people. Looks like you simply don't care.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Salespeople are replaceable."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in North Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in North Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you know your inventory and can be strong and hold gross in the deal you can make some money,

    Cons

    Change the pay plan to screw the salespeople (even more.) Log your commission on your own and keep an eye on it. They will skim cash off of it for anything they can think of. We were given spiffs on aftersale products but were always paid late for it. Almost like they want you to beg for it.

    Advice to Management

    The car business is one where managers are often promoted based on factors other than the fact that they might be a good manager of people. Hire qualified people and treat them better than dirt.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "They only want "yes managers""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auto Parts Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Auto Parts Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are great to work with

    Cons

    Have made less every year for the past 5 years, They will rearange your pay so you make less. Even though they say they are giving you a raise. Management is not allowed to disagree with corporate even if the idea is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for disagreement on ideas that came from corporate. Accept ideas from the "rank and file".


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Money's no good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to drive nice cars, dress nice, always meet new people & sell cars. Learn a good amount about the cars you sell.

    Cons

    Pay system is horrible. They don't pay you what you deserve. Benefits are a joke. The Chevy dealer in Valencia always gave away all the profit in a car just to make a deal so we as salesman wouldn't make enough to hardly survive.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out! Create a pay system that actually benefits your employees.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Pay Sucks!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good inventory, nice facility. As with any organization the worker bees are usually nice to work with, but as usual you always get a few incompetent managers that ruin the overall work environment.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, over 50% of sales staff are making around minimum wage for 50 to 65 hours a week (6 day/wk schedule). Pay is based on a percentage of the gross profit, but these days the gross is so low you end up with a "mini" (usually $50 to $200 depending on which dealership you work at). Only money to be made is selling used cars. The corporate bean counters have made sure that only a few will slip thru and make a decent living, and the rest will get paid as little as they can get away with.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some pay equity. Why should CEO Mike Jackson make $30+ Million, and his two underlings make $15+ Million per year and the sales staff (the people that move the product that's responsible for the future of the dealership) get to sweep up the crumbs !?! It's because of companies and Executive Management like this that the United States is in a downward spiral !


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Waste of my time due to no room for advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and the pay was average

    Cons

    No room for advancement if you are not dating someone in the company

    Advice to Management

    Stop sleeping with subordinates


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