Advance Auto Parts - do not apply at advance auto parts unless you like cars and hard work. | Glassdoor
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"do not apply at advance auto parts unless you like cars and hard work."

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edinburg, TX
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Edinburg, TX
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Pros

the best thing about advance auto parts was the fact that you got to learn a lot about cars. another great thing would probably be the discounts you would get on parts for your cars. it was great because we could second source parts from other places like catalogs and direct dealers and get advance auto parts' pricing. in other words we would only pay cost on the parts. the store i worked at was good because it was the hub. (the main warehouse for our district) did i mention the fact that we got really good discounts on just about everything.

Cons

some of the downsides of working at advance auto parts was the fact that the management was really bad, at least at my store. they start you off at 7.25 per hour. in my opinion that was probably the worst part. as a sales associate you have to many tasks to work on. first you have to clean the bathrooms after you close, then you have to front the store. after that you empty out the trash. and the worst task would be that you had to Zamboni the floors and buff them afterward every time you closed the store.

Advice to Management

hire better management.

Other Employee Reviews for Advance Auto Parts

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lockport, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lockport, NY

    Pros

    auto parts business is pretty stable and Advance is a growing company.

    Cons

    health benefits are poor. assistant mgr's are paid hourly. when you are hired they offer you an amount of money like a salary, they calculate this figure so that working 50 hours a week adsup to this number. The problrm is that when business is slow they try to give you less than 50 hrs. If you work less than 50 hrs, you will be making less than what they offered you to work for them. In the few years i had worked for advance they had continually reduced the bonus plan.

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  2. "No worse than the other guys."

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    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Commercial Parts Specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There is opportunity to move up, and they actually appear to be expanding whilst other companies are cutting back. However, the expansion has created the need to fill positions, and while they grill you at interviews (after you spend weeks trying to get one) they all seem to be disorganized and mildly incompetent. No one seems to know what is going on, or who is accountable for what.

    Cons

    They expect you to be available 24/7 with little to no notice, but they would never grant you any kind of leeway or favors on short or even substantial notice. You are expected to give yourself completely to a company that treats you like any other employee, regardless of your performance or commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your role and communicate with the other stores and departments. Everything would go much smoother if you actually knew what was going on without having to call your superior in the middle of a conversation with a new hire to answer a simple question.

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