Advance Auto Parts - Crummy Retail Environment, little room to excel in the company, terrible corporate policies. | Glassdoor
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"Crummy Retail Environment, little room to excel in the company, terrible corporate policies."

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Raleigh, NC
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The company is a very corporate buzzword, stereotypical retail environment. Normally a bad thing, but generally if you have a decent district manager, and show interest in moving up within the company, you will do fine. One thing I would suggest is that if you're interested in working at any type of auto parts store, try to work at or transfer to a store located in a nicer area. I had worked in one of the richest areas in my state for a while, and the job was very rewarding. I transferred to a store in a much poorer area and it was quite different.

Cons

As a sales associate you're expected to constantly be working on a dozen things at once. Unless the GM is competent, you'll find yourself either in the back of the store smoking cigarettes with management, or up front alone do their job. It's very high stress, and your mileage will vary drastically depending on how involved the other employees are with just doing their job.

Advice to Management

None.

Other Employee Reviews for Advance Auto Parts

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Management is inconsistent and contradictory"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time

    Pros

    You will get paid on time

    Cons

    Too many to list here

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and be consistent


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Was great until the micro managing started"

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced
    Knowledgeable teams
    Excellent Training

    Cons

    This company was great until they started micro managing everything we do in the store. Why have managers if all they do is carry out tasks and not actually manage.

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