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AutoZone Chicago Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  • very much a "this is how we have always done it" type mentality in upper management (in 142 reviews)

  • Part time hours are more like full time hours (in 102 reviews)

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  1. "Commercial manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Manager in Cicero, IL
    Current Employee - Commercial Sales Manager in Cicero, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with, the customers, and the knowledge you learn from working in parts.

    Cons

    Favoritism is shown, Outsourcing managers, hiring people with no Automotive experience, locate equals more people quitting after only a month, in a year you will at least me 25 people that have word with you and quit...

    Advice to Management

    Make people want to stick around increase pay. Could be commission-based like O'Reillys where it's based on sales not just management getting Commission.


  2. "Autozone sales representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Streamwood, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Streamwood, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Very great for students and want to work.

    Cons

    Selling is a must talked to for not selling checkout

    Advice to Management

    Be on time have a great attitude be able to learn how the store works


  3. "Good place to work, but low pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low stress and lots of great teamwork

    Cons

    Good place to work, but low pay


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  5. "Parts Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some of them do care about you as a person.

    Cons

    Everything is last minute. Tremendous pressure to sell the add ons. The computer system crashes a few times a week, and help desk is practically usless. Customers are generally nasty and treat you like a servant.

    Advice to Management

    Get reliable computer software. Plan projects. Provide SPIFFs for selling WITTs. The customer IS NOT always right.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional workplace"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a good pay because of my previous experiences.

    Cons

    Unprofessional Managers, unreliable team, lack of hours, they want you to be at work even if you are not on the clock

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge ALL your employees and not just the highest paid managers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "DON'T DO IT!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Commercial Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Commercial Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car, discount...aside from those two I really can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Horrible ASM...a SERIOUS nut-job. A walking HR issue. HR IS NOT there to help you. Morally corrupt upper management. Company culture is terrible. Micromanagement. Fellow employees are downright mean. If you don't fit in you will be made fun of and ridiculed. Customers hate AZ because of the quality of the parts and horrible customer service.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter what you tell them. It will never change. Pointless to bring anything to their attention.


  8. "Parts Sales Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Parts Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Parts Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AutoZone (More than a year)

    Pros

    company is good to work for if you are good at talking with people and diagnosing problems on customers vehicles.

    Cons

    low pay. growth depends on company politics within your store or district.

    Advice to Management

    management needs to stop thinking they are above all other employees.


  9. "Hours"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AutoZone (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They would always give me my 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    They made me part time and cut my hours when i told them i was pregnant.


  10. "Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AutoZone full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and can move up very quickly... That is if you play your cards right. Good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, don't treat you very well, and understaffed most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all your employees better. Not just some.


  11. "Sales person"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have a chance to learn all the names of the auto parts. Employees will receive a discount when purchasing from Autozone.

    Cons

    No medical coverage at all, no vacation, no sick days, salary sucks.



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