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"Good Company, Poor Leadership"

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Former Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
Former Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Decent place to work
Good associates
Fun customers
Adequate pay

Cons

Upper management had a fixation on the "fix of the year."
District Managers varied from uber-competent to not remotely competent
Seemed to be no promotion from within past the general manager level
Favoritism was a huge issue

Advice to Management

1. Develop some objective standards, and stop acting as if all problems are fixed by your single solution
2. Insisting general managers are in charge while micromanaging them is not coherent.
3. Focus on the business of serving customers, not the business of serving corporate egos.

Other Employee Reviews for Advance Auto Parts

  1. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only 2 employees out of each store are knowledgeable

    Cons

    Lazy employee's,do not understand good customer service,relie to much on their computer system and do not use the books


  2. "Order Filler"

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    Former Employee - Advance Auto Order Filler in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Advance Auto Order Filler in Delaware, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Auto Parts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At the time I was a college student looking for a summer job, and this was perfect for me. It was set hours and better pay then most other young students my age were getting. It also told me what true hard work is and what it takes to be effective.

    Cons

    Very hot in the distribution center and the work is physically strenuous. I enjoyed it because I work out and played sports. It definitely put me in shape.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not really sure. I never spend much time with the upper management. Nor did I care to because I was there for a summer job.

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