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"Sales associate"

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Punxsutawney, PA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Punxsutawney, PA
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You get to help people and it is a fun place to work at times.

Cons

You only get raises if your STORE meets it's goal, which they make a certain percentage over what you got the previous year. . its all or nothing. so in most cases its very unrewarding. They keep changing your goals - Now you have to do so many sales per hour and your sales have to be above a certain average $ amount that they give you. Its all about getting money in their pocket.

Outdated computer systems .

Advice to Management

Show some appreciation to your workers.

Other Employee Reviews for Advance Auto Parts

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Sell, Sell, Sell, Sell or else, we don't care about anything else."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro
    Current Employee - Retail Parts Pro
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Are vanishing quickly, We used to have a decent schedule that worked towards everyone's strengths, but now cube jockeys in some corporate office, have eliminated that option, and we must all follow some per-prescribed day on day off, morning shift, evening shift, morning shift, evening shift plan with no exceptions, that ruins any hope of having a social life or doing something other than think about work.

    Cons

    How about a company that based an employees worth on nothing more than a new computer system that measures only how much you sell per hour and nothing else. It and only it will determine if you get a raise or keep your job. Needless to say, while over the last year I've worked my butt off to get the stock out of the truck and onto the shelves, cleaning the store and working with customers, to make sure they get just what they need to get their project done, The computer doesn't care.
    And because I "didn't sell enough per hour" I don't merit a raise I'm here to tell them that things will be changing, I no longer care if the store is clean or not. If someone comes into the store seeking help, I'll point to the row and say look over there. When the truck comes, I might bother to stock something within, 5' of a register, but I wont be raising a finger to do anything that doesn't allow me to increase my sales per hour. I can't afford to miss an opportunity to sell some worth less piece-of-junk "featured item of the month" to someone (if they need it or not) The company spent millions building a program to tracks each employee's sale per hour, but haven't done a thing to fix the APAL system where we look up parts and pieces for customers, I can no longer count the number of times I've tried looking up something for a customer, the computer tell us that we have it, and then find out that it's not available,

    Advice to Management

    Too bad there isn't an option to put down H*^L no for recommend this employer to a friend. I wouldn't even recommend this place to even my worst enemy. Should something, anything else come up, I'm going to be out the door. Out the door so fast, that even my shadow will be unable to keep up.


  2. "Good company to work for if you like simple work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement if you know your stuff

    Cons

    Dull simple work, almost to easy

    Advice to Management

    keep an eye on the employees, sexual harassment/harassment in general.


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