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Genuine Parts Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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Genuine Parts President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Donahue
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  • "Upper management cannot stick with a strategic plan to save their lives" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Little room for advancement or career enrichment" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    Pro's are the people you work with are great and there's stability in the company.

    Cons

    Large publicly held company. Communication can be challenging.


  2. "Great place to work. Tight knit family."

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Altoona, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Altoona, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and rewards for hard work. Lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    You must be relocated to get promotions for the most part. Tough on family life. Our jobs can sometimes be in jeopardy because of the market conditions, even if we work our tails off.

    Advice to Management

    I know we lose a lot of good people due to moving.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Environment was nice always clean . Really nice people who work there. And they work with you as far a schedules, they know life happens.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, the employees are nice but those managers are snakes, they will lie too keep themselves out of trouble. And talk bad about you. And they make you do more in your position then you should and will not compensate you. But keep you at a low salary title. But make you do higher level salary things... it’s not right but that’s the Corporate life for u

    Advice to Management

    There should be boundaries and there is a policy put in place. And just because someone has worked for the company for a long time. Does not mean they should get away with harassment no manger should talk bad about there staff too other team members.


  4. "IT PROJECT MANAGER"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    1. Good pay
    2. Flexible management

    Cons

    1. Culture
    2. Building
    3. Dress code


  5. "Reception"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    Great company with great work ethic.

    Cons

    None within my department or that affects me.


  6. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people. I consider the team I work with daily family. They are the most amazing people I've ever had the opportunity to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours- you give up your personal life to work at NAPA.

    Advice to Management

    The only thing that would make the job better would be having a life outside of work too. I love what I do and it doesn't feel like work every day.

    Genuine Parts Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – VP, HR Operations

    Thanks for being a part of the GPC team! It truly is a family here.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Total Rewards"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A growing 90-year company with great culture and diverse workforce that values old-fashioned work ethics and gives its employees training and chances for advancement. 40-year careers and a global marketplace are great for those who value stability as they work their way up.

    Cons

    On boarding can take longer than at smaller firms, but is supported by in-house IT and HR staff who are dedicated and professional.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pursue change while rewarding both older and younger highly-talented candidates across all lines of business and organizational disciplines. With so much diverse talent and both skilled and ambitious female and non-white employees already on staff, this venerable and dynastic firm has a rare opportunity (especially in the South) to serve as a model of Fortune 200 firms that grow and evolve by rewarding their minority workforce with long-term management and senior executive roles.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Sales Representative in Sayre, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Sales Representative in Sayre, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company benefits with 5% 401k match, Health insurance was ok, the actual day to day job was good.

    Cons

    Corporate bureaucracy slowing the whole process of selling. Institutional style sales programs that did not appeal to the customers, resulting in inability to connect with the customer's needs. Middle management had no people skills and were lacking in communication skills, and capabilities to perform their postions effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody making above $100.000 per year would understand the ground level dynamics that occur, since they are obviously so far removed from the tedium of day to day lifestyles of our ultimate customers. This company needs to restructure their thought processes toward selling to both the average consumer and the wholesale market, otherwise the competition will overtake their coveted position in the auto parts distribution world.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company not so great middle management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    The pay is awesome. The experience you gain will definitely help in the long run things change qt the drop of a dime so you have to be prepared.

    Cons

    Supervisors seem to have more impact on decision making than upper management. Makes the job harder not knowing who to prioritize.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Large company with good benefits and good people"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, benefits are good, and they appear to treat people fairly.

    Cons

    Hard to tell where things are headed. Large size makes it less personal.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees feel like they are growing and are able to advance.