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Dealer Specialties Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  1. "Employee"

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

    I have been working at Dealer Specialties full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexible, casual, some depts work as team

    Cons

    lots of red tape, divided depts

    Dealer Specialties Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Director of Strategic Marketing

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  2. "Lots of travel- hard work to earn a paycheck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dealer Specialties full-time

    Pros

    very little supervision when you are on your routes

    Cons

    long hours- typically on commission which is dependent on how many cars the dealership has each week.....

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

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

    I worked at Dealer Specialties full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A paycheck and some sales experience.

    Cons

    I can say with honesty that Dealer Specialties is hands down the worst company I have ever worked for. If you like to work like you are on salary and be paid on commission this is the place for you. You get 30% commission on every car you take pictures of which comes out to around 3 to 5 dollars in your pocket per car. Do the math. You are never going to make much money in this job. The amount of trouble you go through to get keys for each car is not worth it. Additionally, my management team was the most unprofessional group of people I have ever worked with. The upward and lateral movement in this company is also extremely limited. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    Management is extremely out of touch with what goes on in the field. Pay your reps base and protect the brand by being more selective with who you sell too. Doing business with shady rock car lots does not bode well for the company.


  4. "Advertising Route Tech."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    you have the ability to make your own schedule, great freedom.

    Cons

    below average pay for the amount of work done. no work life balace.


  5. "Route Service"

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

    Pros

    Company car is the only positive

    Cons

    Little pay for the amount of work, antiquated equipment

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade both pay and equipment


  6. "Account representative"

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    Current Employee - Account Representative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Dealer Specialties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -No boss hovering around all the time
    -outdoor work is nice in summer,fall, and spring
    -pretty steady work and usually able to take on more work from others if your route is slow

    Cons

    -Winter work is kind of terrible
    -Car managers are sometimes a bit unreasonable

    Advice to Management

    Let your workers do their jobs.


  7. "Dead end job but great if you're young"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dealer Specialties full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Zero micro managing. You see your managers about five to ten times a year. Decent pay for brainless work. Company car is nice and the pay is half decent for the amount of hours you work.

    Cons

    Looking back, my management team was literally half retarded minus one guy who ended up leaving anyway. I was in north jersey, a great spot but other parts of the country I know it's hard to earn decent income. This is a dead end job, zero room for advancement and even if you are promoted to a manager the job doesn't pay well at all

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending like people actually take you serious; your job is a joke

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company has very little direction!!!"

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

    I have been working at Dealer Specialties full-time

    Pros

    The only good thing about this job is the flexibility to work without being micromanaged. The problem is you ending up working many hours with out getting paid.

    Cons

    The company is very disorganized and does not have any leadership.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company Going Through a lot of Change"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dealer Specialties full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Loose, casual atmosphere with flexibility. Generally speaking, managers are understanding and not overly concerned with employees who meet expectations.

    Cons

    Compensation is less than desirable in almost all departments. With a lot of changes happening at the management level, the company seems to be a bit shaky. Benefits are average. Lack of support and tools to meet job requirements. Training is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    I would seriously consider listening to your employees, and finding a way to better compensate from the bottom up. This company allows a lot of very good talent to go out the door, costing your much more than to hire them at more competitive wages.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

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

    I worked at Dealer Specialties full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and if you don't work you can hide for a long time.

    Cons

    Culture is awful and has gotten worse lately. Entire organization is in a coma and morale is like a funeral. Too many bosses with too many agenda and personal plans. High level of politics and back stabbing.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a complete overhaul of a dying business.


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