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Cochran Automotive Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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Cochran Automotive CEO Rob Cochran (no image)
Rob Cochran
17 Ratings
  1. "Incredible Organization"

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    Current Employee - Learning & Development Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cochran Automotive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    #1 Cochran is an incredible organization to be part of. These is a complete team culture that enables you to thrive and enjoy making a career here. The opportunity for growth continues to build with many new opportunities and offerings. The executive team believes in the development of team members and encourages you to excel. Rob Cochran leads by example and believes in being progressive in our region and... organization. I'd highly recommend #1 Cochran as an employer. I've been extremely happy to be part of this amazing organization for over 5 years and looking forward to continuing to grow.

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    Cons

    I don't have any con's.

    Cochran Automotive2019-08-13
  2. "Great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Lot Support in Monroeville, PA

    I have been working at Cochran Automotive part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, Fast paced, Awesome people

    Cons

    No downside to the job

    Cochran Automotive2019-04-09
  3. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cochran Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of time to balance work and life

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new blood from outside to increase sales.

    Cochran Automotive2019-02-27
  4. "Mostly great people, some really awful ones."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cochran Automotive full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of good, friendly people that work for the company, and there is a big focus on the customer, and taking care of them. Company pays well compared to competitors.

    Cons

    Atrocious work/life balance. This company over the years has lost its "family business" feel. The compensation for the stress level is extremely uneven. There is a lot of big talk about departments working together as a team, but the inter-departmental fighting is perpetual, and never gets resolved.

    Advice to Management

    Get connected with the cultures on the store level.

    Cochran Automotive2018-11-08
  5. "#1 Cochran"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cochran Automotive full-time

    Pros

    The Pro's of working at #1 Cochran is the ability to have a work life balance, working for a family-owned company, ability to grow within, great benefits, and the extra activities for the team members to all come together.

    Cons

    There are no cons about working for #1 Cochran.

    Cochran Automotive2018-04-27
  6. "Great Manager/Team Member Support and Opportunities for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cochran Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    After being with the organization for almost five years, I can honestly say that #1 Cochran is tops when it comes to training and team member development. It doesn't happen overnight but the organization is very good about recognizing the talent and dedication in hard-working team members. There are always opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Some days can be longer than others but sometimes business needs dictate a little extra elbow grease!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, especially with the focus on staying on the forefront in changes to the industry and developing strong future leaders!

    Cochran Automotive2017-12-27
  7. "Great Work Place!!!"

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    Current Employee - GENERAL SALES MANAGER 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cochran Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent work/ personal life balance. Breeds excellent culture and values to all of its team members. Great give back to surrounding communities.

    Cons

    The auto business it self can have long hours. But #1 Cochran works very hard at helping team members balance work and personal life.

    Cochran Automotive2017-11-29
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disconnected senior management"

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    Former Employee - Collision Center Manager in Monroeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cochran Automotive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ability to make $, promoted quickly due to turnover, company grows fast. Close to good lunch spots.

    Cons

    Petty personal senior management staff, you're just a number. Check other reviews... you'll see

    Advice to Management

    Do something about turn over.

    Cochran Automotive2017-11-25
  9. "Just a number"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cochran Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Chance to make good money as a flat rate tech.

    Cons

    Too many issues are overlooked when brought to managements attention. Any issues brought up with HR is usually referred back to a lower manager who either disregards or gives false sense of addressing concern. Unrealistic expectations despite suffering work conditions and employee moral.

    Advice to Management

    With such a high risk of technicians, parts employees, and sale reps walking out, its curious that the head of such a company does not know of these conditions. In order for employees to feel as if they are worth something, and are cared for, a more intimate approach to knowing what is happening in his shops must be gained. Although the company is growing each year, the focus needs to go inside towards its employees.... Having multiple layers of management that only divert and concerns instead of addressing them will cause a business threatening circumstance if left unchecked.

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    Cochran Automotive2017-11-27
  10. Helpful (1)

    "it was ok"

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

    I worked at Cochran Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Can be very fun place to work

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great, too many layers of management & management levels not clearly defined, (sales/service/parts managers in stores report to "campus directors" that report to corporate sales/service/parts directors, that report to COO who reports to CEO, but in some cases there are additional channels involved

    Advice to Management

    empower your front lines; get rid of corporate policies that make it harder for the front lines to service customers in the showrooms (ie having deal scanners able to take a salesperson off the floor to find something that was already in the deal/not really needed for state or bank)

    Cochran Automotive2017-06-20
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