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Checkered Flag Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Shop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Checkered Flag full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The other techs are great to work with, The pay and bonus plan is the best I have seen from a dealer, the shop equipment is new and up to date, air conditioned enclosed shop.

    Cons

    not any cons that come to mind.


  2. "Great Dealership!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    All inclusive company trip every year, annual picnic for employees and our families, brand new facilities, tons of training, family run business

    Cons

    The company is growing, so there is a lot of change

  3. "IT Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Checkered Flag full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Communication is only weakness they have.


  4. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Detailer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Detailer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love the guys I work with!! Great environment decent discounts great facilities good bonuses etc............

    Cons

    Ridiculously long hours barely any time for myself or my family pay is not commensurate with the hours and that is unacceptable difficult to advance in the company

    Advice to Management

    Make the detailers hourly!!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sadly going downhill for about 2 years"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages, average health insurance, decent employee discounts on vehicles. There are a few good people still employed there but that is slowly changing.

    Cons

    Sadly there have been some changes with the Executives that run the company and they now listen to outside consultants and rely on people who have no experience in service to make decisions regarding that department. It's sad to say that this company has gone from being one of the more sought after companies to work for in the area to a place where even the most tenured employees want to leave. Not a very good outlook for the immediate future either as upper management (fixed ops, etc...) as well as HR are seemingly letting all of our complaints fall on deaf ears.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your senior employees before there's nobody left to talk to you. When dozens of essential employees leave within a 6 month period- OBVIOUSLY there is an issue with the company.

    Also, stop asking your employees to give up their lives and families to take care of ungrateful customers.


  6. "Continual improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Checkered Flag full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always given the tools to complete the tasks required. I work with professionals that are near the top of their game. This is a performance based position. Do well get paid well. Training is constant and appropriate. We are encouraged to better ourselves and those around us.

    Cons

    Benefits are equal to any other place but I wish they could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote and train existing employees!


  7. "Parts Driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working as a parts driver is easy and low stress. Company benefits are ok, but not great. However, if you want to make "real money," be prepared to work 60+ hours a week in service or sales. If you hustle, with or without a degree, you can advance into management.

    Cons

    Benefits, especially health insurance, have gotten progressively worse since Obamacare. Only 6 holidays a year, and if you happen to be off anyway, you're just S.O.L.

    Advice to Management

    Revise your holiday schedule such that when a holiday falls on an employee's day off, he or she can make it up on another when he or she would otherwise be working.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big plus, you can make good money in sales. Nice work environment and great people. There is generally always something to do.

    Cons

    Biggest draw back is that you WILL work a lot of hours. It is a sales job, so you have to be there when the guests are there. Which means you work hours opposite the customers.

    Advice to Management

    More time off for everyone.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Service Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Checkered Flag (Less than a year)

    Pros

    enjoy serving clients needs
    good products

    Cons

    terrible culture
    horrible management
    pay is nothing


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Service Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Checkered Flag (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team atmosphere, awesome co-workers and very family oriented

    Cons

    long hours, stressful due to customer facing


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