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"Working in auto sales"

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Former Employee - Finance Manager in Bend, OR
Former Employee - Finance Manager in Bend, OR

Pros

You can make decent money selling used cars. New car pricing is very competitive, and most dealers pay a "mini" averaging $100-$150 on new car sales with number bonuses...10 units sold, 15 units sold, etc. You have set hours, but things are usually pretty flexible because you are not punching a clock. If you enjoy selling, and can show true concern for your customers, you can have a good career in auto sales.

Cons

Believe it or not, when I started in car sales, there was no internet. No Edmunds,Costco,Consumer Reports websites. These sites make it very easy to price shop and get reliability and ownership feedback on any make or model car. As consumers, we have all become very smart shoppers and want the best price, best interest rate etc. Downside? You will rarely make a decent commission on a new car. You must go over the car completely with the customer, and they will do a survey with the manufacturer. If they didn't like the Finance Manager for instance, it may reflect on you.

Advice to Management

Your salestaff is more important than the customer. Treat them with respect and dignity, and they will do what ever you ask.

Other Employee Reviews for Honda

  1. "over all very happy with dealership just wish that they showed they cared more about their employees."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    especially in a time of poor economy, honda sales are up and see no slow down in sales

    Cons

    long hours. very little time for a social life

    Advice to Management

    more employee recognition. the employees don't feel like much importance


  2. "One of the more international Japanese companies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Associate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Global Associate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Honda full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good processes, great technology, good facilities and benefits

    Cons

    Rigid, traditional, slow growth, few opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR policies

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