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AutoNation Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great hours, great pay, overall great company (in 26 reviews)

  • great people sometimes great clients (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and weekends are required (in 74 reviews)

  • Not the strongest pay plan in the business (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Fast-paced but constant change."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced.
    Sales bonuses are very rewarding.

    Cons

    Its a sales job so everyday is technically a work day.
    Constant change of management.

    AutoNation Response

    Aug 8, 2017 – Content Marketer

    Our Sales Associates are the backbone of this company. We appreciate the time and work that you put in with AutoNation. We are always looking to our employees to help us create a better work... More


  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. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Culture for UX/UI Designers"

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, the stability you would come to expect from a Fortune 200 company and the option to dress casual is refreshing for a corporate environment. Additionally, AutoNation on a macro level has grown to appreciate their employees by providing us with occasional paid breakfast and lunch events.

    Cons

    Unreasonably high turn-over of UX/ UI designers who are usually terminated by the director over political and hyperemotional (and irrational) reasons. Lack of growth opportunities for contract employees; there are many of us that have been there over a year with no option in sight to become a direct hire. The UX team is the ONLY team comprised almost entirely of contract employees in Marketing. As such, contract employees are treated with disdain by the director who likes to run the team with intimidation and the constant reminder that our work is meaningless and that we are expendable. Poor team organization, lack of autonomy, vague project direction and abominable benefits (poor health insurance, no paid time off, no vacation pay, no paid bereavement, no 401k) round off all of the contributing factors that make this office a toxic workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Team accountability starts with the leadership. Replace the director of the UX team immediately with someone who invests in people and subscribes to contributing towards a positive office culture. Hold future leaders accountable to be more respectful and appreciative of the employees who carry out the work. Like the other teams in Marketing, contract employees should be promoted to official AutoNation employee status within three to six months. UX/ UI designers with any self-respect should avoid working for AutoNation’s UX Strategy and Design Team at all costs as there is no amount of work, investment of talent or level of quality that you can deliver that will earn you a permanent seat with the company.

    AutoNation Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Human Resources

    We are sorry to hear that you are feeling underappreciated. AutoNation encourages open communication and we are constantly looking for areas to improve on overall transparency. We will carefully... More


  4. "Great Place to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AutoNation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great employee culture and opportunity to grow and advance your career. This company is constantly evolving, and if you can roll with the changes, a lot of opportunity can be afforded to you.

    Cons

    Sometimes the multi-state empire aspect can be a little frustrating, with day activities of the company taking place across several time zones. Sometimes quick action is hard to attain.

    AutoNation Response

    Aug 8, 2017 – Content Marketer

    Congratulations on your career at AutoNation, and we hope you have many more wonderful years to come! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback – it’s very important to us and the work we do... More


  5. "Sales consultant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is upfront and the environment is diligent.

    Cons

    Some of the workers can be pushy or conniving.


  6. "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


  7. "Poor, poor, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    Comp and benefits are fair

    Cons

    The entire ladder of management is horrific. Grossly poor.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother.

  8. "Would advise against"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    No pros or advantages

    Cons

    Work/life balance=non existent
    Work/pay=highly underpaid

    Advice to Management

    If it keeps running the way it is, business is going to drop.

    AutoNation Response

    Aug 25, 2017 – Human Resources

    As an employee at AutoNation, some long hours and overtime are to be expected. However, we do not want our employees to feel that they will constantly be asked to work longer hours than required. We... More


  9. "Great workplace if you're a robot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AutoNation full-time

    Pros

    Decent scheduling, easy to request vacation
    Co-Workers really make the experience worthwhile

    Cons

    Company is so large you become just another number; you live and die by your metrics not your contributions to the company or it's customers
    Neck-breaking speed of turn over; management fails to train or mentor employees and it keeps the door spinning
    Super long work hours, frequently asked or pressured to come in on your days off and pressured to miss/skip your lunch breaks
    Compensation is extremely lackluster, especially when you're spending 60+ hours a week at work
    Upper management has this Judge Dredd attitude, very stand-offish and cliquey
    Benefits package is pretty weak for such a large company
    PTO accumulation is a joke
    Facilities are usually old and worn out, even with premium brands it doesn't feel premium and your clients will constantly remind you of this

    Advice to Management

    It's a workplace, not high school. Hire managers who know how to act like adults and treat everyone as equally.
    Metrics are great and all that but treat your employees as people, not numbers and you'll see a noticeable increase in veteran retention and overall profit.

    AutoNation Response

    Aug 25, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback – it’s very important to us and the work we do to make AutoNation a better place to work. Our people are our biggest asset, and we truly believe we... More


  10. "Energetic, dedicated team"

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    • 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

    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


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