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BMW of San Francisco Reviews

Updated December 7, 2016
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  1. "great team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMW of San Francisco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    liked the team and especially my co-workers. Worked there for 1 year but liked everything. Great people and great job.

    Cons

    not really, great atmosphere and friendly management. I don't have nothing bad to say about this company , maybe the pay could be higher, that's all .

    Advice to Management

    keep up a good work!!! treat your employees great and they will do a great job for you and for your company.


  2. "Good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BMW of San Francisco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, co-workers are fun to work with. Everyone is a professional at whatever job position they are in.

    Cons

    Can be hectic at times, but that's not really a con


  3. "I always be aware what you do."

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    Current Employee - Parts Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Parts Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at BMW of San Francisco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    like being organize and being busy

    Cons

    every month you got to do inventory count.


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  5. "A good but challenging opportunity."

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    Former Employee - Service Valet/Porter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Service Valet/Porter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BMW of San Francisco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The prestige of working with BMW, comprehensive medical coverage, and the initial warmth of the company are great. If you are a complete novice, you will learn alot about auto maintenance.

    Cons

    The company would like to say its culture encourages inter-employee cooperation, but the way it conducts business doesn't. In order to preserve its bottom line, everyone is rushed to get the job done. Further, service is made to look incompetent when sales or phone personnel are not on the same page regarding what can and can't be done.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to have transparency and communication between all the company's verticals so that promises aren't made to customers that can't be kept. Value the contributions of the little guy-- valets and carwash guys seem to get overlooked. Adopt a company culture where there is wiggle room in the hectic schedule so that "I'm too busy" becomes, "sure, I can help you out with that question."


  6. "good chance to make money"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Small family oriented company culture. Good pay and benefits. Management always willing to listen.

    Cons

    Long hours. Some of the customers can really drive you crazy with their demands.

    Advice to Management

    Understand when you've got good employees and what you need to do to keep them.


  7. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at BMW of San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    The environment and the people in it make working here a great experience. Free parking in the city is also a huge bonus. Affordable Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Life Insurance. There's room for growth and advancement as management promotes from within.

    Cons

    Can be a high-paced, stressful environment but that's the automotive industry. You just need to find the right people up for the challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Be as open and transparent as possible with your employees. Have frequent discussions with each employee about their goals/future at the company.


  8. "Losing touch of what made the company great"

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

    I worked at BMW of San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Good location to go to work if you live in the city. Earning should be higher at BMWSF compared to comparable jobs over one of the bridges.

    Cons

    Family owned atmosphere is dwindling. Lack of perceived interest from family owners. especially with recent management changes

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your predecessors


  9. "Great opportunities but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BMW of San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Parking, Benefits, company outings, BBQ's.

    Cons

    Management constantly hangs over you, Hard work does not get recognized, Unfair advancement opportunities. Management plays favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees don't work for you, you work for your employees. Happy bees means more honey, More honey means more money.


  10. "Ups and Downs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BMW of San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Family owned and operated, which means you don't have to go though the corporate red tape like you do in a lot of places. Great building, decent location, and free employee parking relatively close by. HR is an excellent team of people who are always willing to help. Management is mostly accessible and relatively easy to work with. Not a lot of micromanaging, which allows you independence to prioritize your tasks. Computer systems are user friendly and training for them is good. Hours are what you would expect at a dealership - not your 9-5 gig, but that's normal. Extra buildings/storage locations for vehicles and a new shop are in the future, so this could change some things, but probably for the better. Provided equipment is adequate and IT department is easily accessible and works fairly quickly.

    Cons

    Frequently there is extreme pressure from management and a lot of unrealistic expectations. Seems as though you have to withstand a lot of abuse before managers will promote or give you your review and/or raise after you've put in your time. Pay plans are late in coming - sometimes well after you've been doing the job you were hired for or promoted to, which can be quite frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Be prompt with pay plans - people work to pay their bills and they can get frustrated when they aren't sure how they are going to pay their rent. If someone is due for a review - do it! Happy employees are productive employees!


  11. "Porter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BMW of San Francisco full-time

    Pros

    Everyone for the most part is friendly, helpful, and approachable. Good work ethics were recognized when appropriate. Benefits even for those on lower end of wage scale.

    Cons

    More often than it should have, there was a lack of communication and agreement between management of different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more communication and team work between management. There were times that felt like different departments were working against each other.


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