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"great company"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Store Manager in Memphis, TN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

growth potential, working enviroment, the company has very good benifits and works well with the team to get the most out of you

Cons

lots of changes going on in sales and inventory levels, some what behind the competition on stock assortment. just growth pains

Other Employee Reviews for Advance Auto Parts

  1. "My best experience in retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity for advancement with the company

    Cons

    Typical corporate environment, where decisions are made on the fly and can change direction at any moment based on business direction


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Overall Good Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of making my own schedule
    Depending on the quality of the District Leader or Regional VP, micromanagement has been minimal
    Bonus pay has been reasonably good, unlike other companies that have offered bonus and made it virtually unachievable
    Depending on the quality of your hiring and staffing standards, the team I work with is excellent
    Communicated company goals are in line with respectable values
    Reasonably competitive benefits

    Cons

    Advancement opportunity upwards from General Manager upwards is not structured, requested long term promotion plan and upper level has provided vague, open ended goals
    Depending on the current District Leader or Regional VP, micromanagement can be horrible
    Realignments and upper level management changes can negatively affect store teams
    Upper level hires advancement positions from outside applicants before effectively offering the opportunity to qualified internal applicants

    Advice to Management

    The company has over 3600 General Managers and continues to hire district level and higher management without even informing or giving most General Managers a long term plan for preparing for those positions. I have seen enough upper level managers get hired in and leave the company, while consistently leading General Managers stay around. Most of the excellent quality General Managers that I knew when I started with the company have left over time to pursue better opportunities, while we have many new faces being brought in to lead us that are supposed to know our business and customers better than our own team. Bottom line - provide the top handful of successful managers with long term advancement goals to make sure we don't lose more talent.

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