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Updated March 21, 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. "good for first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    discounts and absolutely nothing else

    Cons

    everything but the discount given


  2. "Oaky I guess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AutoZone part-time

    Pros

    They have a 20% employee discount

    Cons

    Low, low pay, many hours


  3. "It's retail."

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    Former Employee - Parts Sales Representative - Customer Satisfaction in Brandywine, MD
    Former Employee - Parts Sales Representative - Customer Satisfaction in Brandywine, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's really easy to learn more about cars just by working here. After a few months, you'll be able to do light work on your own car.

    Cons

    It's retail. No guaranteed hours or advancement, even though they promise it. My store hired managers than regular associates, and some of them knew nothing about cars.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever only have 2 employees working a shift. My store had shoplifters that came in groups late at night.


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  5. "store manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AutoZone full-time

    Pros

    we get bonuses. upper management are fair

    Cons

    targets should be reevaluated every quarter

    Advice to Management

    pay


  6. "They work you to much"

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

    Pros

    The pay is really godd

    Cons

    If your new you will be worked 70 hours a week every week for a year

    Advice to Management

    treat all the drivers equal


  7. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AutoZone part-time

    Pros

    Decent discount, flexible with schedule around other jobs/schooling while still getting enough hours due to operating hours.

    Cons

    Compared to other retail jobs you have to wear many more hats here. There are no dedicated cashiers, dedicated inventory managers/maintainers, no cleaning staff, no restocking staff, everyone does everything. Battery installs and wipers, sweeping/mopping floors and cleaning bathrooms, running registers, auditing registers and safes, always tons of push product like fuel system cleaners, and extra add ons for pretty much everything sold, stocking merchandise, verifying and restocking returns, there's much more but you get the point. If you're looking for a simple cashier job or sales floor job coming from a big box store, this probably isn't the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    It is a demanding job, and if pushing sales objectives or add on products isn't your thing, this will not be the job for you.


  8. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Parts Sales Manager in Port Richey, FL
    Current Employee - Parts Sales Manager in Port Richey, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities. National corporation, benefits and 401k options. Hands on work and excellent educational training from company. Flexible scheduling if in school.

    Cons

    Low wages, at store level management can be unorganized. Some upper level management support is lacking when needed. Salaried managers work long hours with little incentive.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for.


  9. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Minion in Sanford, FL
    Former Employee - Minion in Sanford, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AutoZone part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The customers are usually the best. I enjoyed learning about new car issues and helping others fix their cars.

    Cons

    Too many managers goofing off and too many smoke breaks for smokers. Not at all fair to the nonsmokers who cover their numerous breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Learn people skills and know your parts.


  10. "Good place to work, good benefits and lots of discounts both inside and outside of store through different vendors."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bristol, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bristol, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people, working with good people. Discounts in and out of stores. You have a good chance to move up the latter if you put on an effort.

    Cons

    In some locations bad management, pay is not that great but if you can work hard and be committed you can move up and get better pay. Shift work, who likes that

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer and listen to your employees, especially the ones working hard!


  11. "My experience at AutoZone"

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    Current Employee - Parts Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Parts Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AutoZone full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quite the learning experience. You'll learn about parts and repeated problems that could possibly help with your own vehicle maintenance or someone you know.

    Cons

    The strictness on uniform, company mottos, phone shops and the system on how they determine on cutting hours.

    Advice to Management

    Change the system for cutting hours especially when you already have the bare minimum of people working for the day; ease up on the dress code, it'll boost employee morale; allow employees to receive tips, the kindness of customers have helped me in some tough times, though make it a strict offense if an employee charges customers for a free service.



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