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Don Davis Auto Group Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Barista in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Don Davis Auto Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very honest and respectable dealership

    Cons

    Lag of technology and a poor pay plan

    Advice to Management

    Non


  2. "Body Shop Detailer"

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    Current Employee - Detailer in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Detailer in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Don Davis Auto Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Monday thru Friday hours are 9am - 6pm one hour lunch

    Cons

    Your paid by the hour and comission so pay is unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    Dont act like company is yours take more care of your employees thats why they leave.

  3. "don davis salary and review"

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    Current Employee - Automotive Service Advisor in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Automotive Service Advisor in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Don Davis Auto Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    potential for excellent income potential

    Cons

    extremely long working hours with minimal days off


  4. "Sales, and management"

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    Former Employee - Sales, Sales Manager in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Sales, Sales Manager in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Don Davis Auto Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong morals, taught me everything I know about the business which carried me to my current job and income in the top 1% of the country.

    Cons

    Technologically challenged, but it makes you better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Robert, he knows the business like nobody else in dfw.


  5. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Don Davis Auto Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    able to sell any car from multiple locations
    promoting within exist

    Cons

    newbies get treated like personal assists
    behind in times with technology.

    Advice to Management

    get more computers


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible place to work."

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    Current Employee - Accounting in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Don Davis Auto Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can't find any pros to this company.

    Cons

    Very low pay, supervisors & managers who don't give a crap about their employees. Training is almost non-existence. You have to beg for an increase in pay. Insurance is too expensive. How does someone making only $13. an hour afford $100. a week insurance?

    Advice to Management

    To Mr. Howard & Mr. Brown it is your employees who are keeping your business alive, how about recognizing them with pay incentives. And the fact that these 2 top dogs want to be addressed by their last names should tell you a lot. Egotistical.


  7. "Horrible Do Not Work There"

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    Former Employee - Management of Mechanics in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Management of Mechanics in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Don Davis Auto Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good location
    Busy Shop
    That is about it

    Cons

    Alot of young people that don't know what they are doing
    Mgmt is not good ---does not know stuff they should ---Mechanics know more than them which is odd
    HR dept is horrible!!!
    Sliding Fee Scale so mechanics get screwed over on pay
    Alot of shady stuff goes on over there that I saw in the five years I was there
    Don Davis Dealerships has a horrible reputation among other dealerships when you are socializing at parties--

    Advice to Management

    Fire the GM---He has a lousy personality---He is cocky ----He treats employees bad -----Karma is going to kick his butt one day!! Also almost everyone that knows the GM at parties says horrible stuff about him!! That is not good at any company----RUN!!!!

  8. Helpful (4)

    ""too many chiefs, and not enough indians""

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    Former Employee - Lube Tech/Service Technician in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Lube Tech/Service Technician in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Don Davis Auto Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing about the dealership, was the amount of "traffic" coming through the service department. I made over 40k last year working as a "lube tech" (money being the only pro), and being able to stay busy allowed the days to "end" quicker.

    Cons

    Don Davis Auto Group has 4 different locations in Arlington, Texas. At the time of my employment, I was working for their NISSAN store in the South Arlington area, It was a very low income area. So 95% of the customer base were coming in for the $19.95 oil change, and with that oil change the technician had to complete a full inspection with an "up sell" list for the advisor. To invest 30-45 minutes into a vehicle that only pays .3 (flag rate/.3 or 1.0) at a "C" tech labor rate. Also having the service advisor on a different pay scale means they have completely different objectives in order to get paid. It usually ment that if you (the technician) made money on the ticket, the advisor didnt, and if the advisor made money on the ticket, the technician didnt. They had set the pay scale up like this to keep more money in their own pockets. In order to make money you have to work long days and LONG weeks, I was investing 6 days a week (due to being closed on sundays) at about 65 hours. Anyway, long story short...if you feel like working your butt off for absolutley no recognition, then this would be the place for you. Oh yah, and dont ever expect a raise, or any kind of promotion it will never happen, as far as bonuses go...you will never see one. Don Davis Nissan was receiving over a million dollars a year just in "NISSAN" money, just for Don Davis Nissan having good "CSI" (customer service), you would think that it took ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES TO REACH THAT GOAL. The managers felt that "splitting" the money up wouldnt leave them with enough of a bonus. "Too many chiefs, and not enough indians"

    Advice to Management

    "Listen" to your employees, they create your salary.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Finace Manager in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Finace Manager in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and leadership! Very strong moral and ethical standards. They give the car business a good name.

    Cons

    Old school thinking sometimes. Not much time off.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Don Davis Auto Group full-time

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. They really care about there customers.

    Cons

    Inventory gets hard to keep up with sometimes because of the amount of vehicles they keep in stock.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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