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Dobbs Tire and Auto Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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  1. "Good pay, long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RSM in Shiloh, IL
    Former Employee - RSM in Shiloh, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dobbs Tire and Auto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family owned company. Tons of company functions and bonus things to do within the company. Owner is a good guy and has your back in times of need. The regional managers don't micromanage and let you grow and learn your business. Very good growth opportunity if you are a hard worker and are good at the job. Good salary for what we do. You do get moved around a good bit, which I liked. Since the stores are all fairly close moving around for advancement is not a big deal. Plus you get to meet others in the company and build your family base feel if the company.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Majority of weekends worked including Sundays. Customer service in general sucks but retail is retail. So you should expect the complaints and time constraints from impatient customers. Retention of mechanics and general service is rough. Feels like you are constantly looking to replace another guy in the shop and always short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation for good technicians is much needed. Need to retain instead of hire if and when it is possible. Required hours are in need of some revision. People are getting burnt out. Would need allocation of profits to hire just one or 2 more people for the positions needed. Keep that family feel! Upper management is great! Treat them well.


  2. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Auto Mechanic in Florissant, MO
    Former Employee - Auto Mechanic in Florissant, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dobbs Tire and Auto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    paid training, family owned business so they understand real world issues that families have, advance from within when possible , david dobbs actually cares about you and your family

    Cons

    sales managers are there for one reason, up sell . they dont care about you or your family all they care about is there commission. service managers friends get better deals than employees

    Advice to Management

    keeping great employees is far more important than getting rid of higher paid ones in favor of underpaid kids who are only there to make numbers

  3. "Great Family Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dobbs Tire and Auto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well paid for the industry we are in. Good benefits package. Sincerely care about employees and our families. Employee "perks" such as very nice Christmas Party, Turkey's on Thanksgiving, Company Picnic, Store Manager Annual week long Trip, Service Manager annual trip, Cardinals, Blues, and Rams tickets given out to employees, the list goes on and on!

    Cons

    We are in retail which means long hours and customer complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat employees like you genuinely care about them.


  4. "Great learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dobbs Tire and Auto full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee moral is high. Company gives back to employees. Management is hands on and helpful. Everyone plays on the same team.

    Cons

    Hours are long. Work every weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Don't stray from the path that got you to where you are. Keep appreciating employees and they will continue to perform.


  5. "worst job I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dobbs Tire and Auto full-time

    Pros

    They know how to market themselves as a good and honest place to take your car.

    Cons

    They push their employees to squeeze every dime out of the customers wallet and then some.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for employees and in the long run honesty is better than stealing as much from your customers as possible.


  6. "Dobbs will generally treat you honest and fairly and not screw you inti buying a bunch of crap you dont need"

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    Current Employee - Auto Tech in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Auto Tech in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    The pay is decent and i guess there is some job security .

    Cons

    Everybody has a story to tel on how Dobbs treated them bad one wayor another or they did not fix the problem that they were talking about. Then people find out where you work and tell you that story and you are suppose to give an answer or reason why they mistreated you and how they are not going back

    Advice to Management

    dont forget about the little people that make this company grow and make money.


  7. "Lead Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large local company, overall decent benefits.

    Cons

    If not at a good loacation, or not performing at their expectations, people get bounced around a lot to different locations. Comapany has expanded fast and there are negatives associated with that.

  8. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Dobbs Tire and Auto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They will train you even if you have no experience

    Cons

    Lots of hours for salary employees and pressure to oversell


  9. "Retail Sales Manager"

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

    I worked at Dobbs Tire and Auto full-time

    Pros

    Good sales and professional experience

    Cons

    Hours and employees are considered disposable

    Advice to Management

    Move to a better or parallel position at a different company


  10. "So so"

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of jobs and experience levels in the shop

    Cons

    The company is currently on a pay freeze.