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Balise Auto Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Business in Chicopee, MA
    Former Employee - Accounting/Business in Chicopee, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company, relaxed atmosphere, Great lunch break, Clean Work place.

    Cons

    Low play, No flexibility, Strict Management, Not much help with work.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen Up a bit


  2. "Salesman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Balise Auto full-time

    Pros

    They have a decent pay plan compared to other companies. But senior guys make much more than new guys

    Cons

    Horrible management. Nobody communicated with each other. So much drama and people talking about each other behind their backs...even managers about other managers. Everybody sleeping with everybody. Workplace is so uncomfortable. Witness several people being fired for ridiculous reasons, because they weren't in the "in" circle with management. The only way you will ever become a sales manager is to be friends with the current ones. You may as well go back to high school if you want to work at Balise

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all and start over.

  3. "Nice place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment, fast paced industry, potential to grow in the company

    Cons

    None as of right now


  4. Helpful (1)

    "stay away from this company"

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

    I worked at Balise Auto (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a really good company when mr balise ran the company. He had good people who really wanted to do their best for him and the company. Mr Balise is gone now and there are no pro's

    Cons

    They brought in new president who never ran a car dealership and it shows. The company has gone down hill since the day he started and fired all the good managers. So many long term employees have quit or have been fired. He has created a culture of miserable people who don't care like they used to. Sales keep going down and any day can be your last.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "First thoughts is this place is terrible. Don't work or buy here. This place is phony."

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

    I worked at Balise Auto full-time

    Pros

    The only pros I can think of is the money. It helped pay the bills. You have no life. But if you switch to Boch, Central, Bertera, Herb Chambers, or Bernardi you will have a life and make the same amount of money without being pressured.

    Cons

    Everything. When expectations are not met, you get no days off. Everyone talks bad about this company even customers. The "good/great" reviews you see on here are not truthful. I was there, management wrote these.

    Advice to Management

    Why don't you be fair to everyone. No more lies to your employees or your customers. Stop ripping people off. Money isn't everything. Loyalty is.


  6. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at Balise Auto full-time

    Pros

    Great group of co-workers, friendly environment

    Cons

    Long days, fend for yourself, no team building - it's everyone for themselves.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worse Company I Ever Worked For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nothing At All This Company Is A Joke

    Cons

    Racism, Horrible Pay , The least I have ever made they pay you comission whenever they decide to ...and the draw is a joke we are not in the 1960s uncomfortable place to work and human resources sucks they can careless

    Advice to Management

    Be more respectful of your staff and there needs, also the keeping someone employed because the person acts like they sell 20 cars a month but deep down inside the person is stealing from other employees and the company so its ok for the person to sexual harass and be a racist to employees and customers not a good way to do business very uncomfortable company to work for and get a better hr department before you guys end up wrapped up in a lawsuit

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Balise not the place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    None unless you get a good group of co workers

    Cons

    dishonest and out of touch


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Over their head - sell"

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

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

    Pros

    It has a convenient location.

    Cons

    Revolving door company. Bad culture. Executive management way over their head and instill no team spirit. Co thinks it is a mini-public but does not invest in plant, people, or process. Ridiculous hours. Ridiculous pay. Everybody gnashes their teeth here. Do not trust. Four weeks to get a workstation operative. Mid-level management does not talk with each other. Never one got visit from the owner.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the OEM's you came from and sell it all.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great people, great experience!!!"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing Consultant in West Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Sales and Leasing Consultant in West Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good income, big opportunity to grow, work-life balance

    Cons

    There is nothing wrong at Balise. This is a great place to work and have a good life. You learn every day from everybody. All the credit goes to Kenneth Maffia for putting together an exceptional team.... I'm gonna miss Balise....

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be same...


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