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Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "Promotional"

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

    I have been working at Checkered Flag full-time

    Pros

    Promotes from within the company

    Cons

    Have no opinion for here

  3. "Not bad and not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The first thing you think of when you hear local owned and family operated would mean they generally take care of their employees. Some of the managers are very laid back and they're not always on you. As long as you do your daily stuff they won't over micromanage you.

    Cons

    Management including upper doesn't really answer or care about their employees concerns with certain things and rarely if ever listen to advice or concerns. They generally ignore a lot of what their employees will say when they voice a concern to management and sweep things under the rug to avoid talking about them. If you're not one of the "good old boys" they rarely if ever care about you or your opinion/concerns. They make sure your voice isn't really heard and will try and spin everything into a positive. They will alter your pay multiple times a year and make sure your guaranteed salary goes down because one of their other dealerships needs a bigger and better showroom. And, again unless you're one of the good old boys you'll never be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all of your employees, not just the ones who are your friends outside of work.


  4. "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


  5. "Scammers"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are new to this field, this place offers some decent opportunities to get your feet wet. The owners are nice.

    Cons

    Management allow advisors to screw over customers by over-charging for not needed work to make a buck (I seriously recommend that a third party auditor partners with financial and ITT team). Management moves ticket from one advisor to another w/out the advisors knowledge (stealing commission pay from one advisor and giving it to another; when challenged with documentation they became hostile). Customer confidentiality is not respected (lady who does WESP score; will not give names). This job has a high turnover rate, seen good people fired w/out adequate reasoning and w/out proper notice (beware if you have a family). Training videos are to be completed on your personal time otherwise you will not make money which can get you fired. And of course long hours (to be expected in this line of work). Hope this helps and good luck.

    Advice to Management

    Cover your tails and ensure you do what's best for the customer to keep business circulating. If an employee advises and wrongdoing by others at the job, take those accusations seriously and investigate instead of firing the person. All employees are reflections of you, if they look good so do you and vice versa.


  6. "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.


  7. "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!!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "Horrible Company"

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

    I worked at Checkered Flag full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with co-workers and great products

    Cons

    Senior management in service lies to customers and higher management lies to employees to their benefit. Always cutting the pay to their employees and saying no money but always go to Las Vegas for some meeting or some other reason. Long slave hours and dont care about their employees welfare and never notices great employees who work hard for them.

    Advice to Management

    Have nothing nice to say about management


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great performance gets you fired!"

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    Former Employee - Former Sales Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Former Sales Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Checkered Flag full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not any I can think of. Sweat shop mentality!

    Cons

    Long, long hours. Senior management lie to all!

    Advice to Management

    Realize you are only as good as your employees. And as you've gotten rid of so many good ones over the years, you and your company has and will continue to suffer!


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