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Genuine Parts Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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  • Since upper management change in 2015, the company is only looking at the bottom line rather than the contributing factors or root causes (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours low pay and company doesn't care about work life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "District Manager"

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

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    Company car, expense account, reasonable wages. Meeting, assisting and training different people on a daily basis. Not being stuck in an office. Potential for advancement.

    Cons

    Current reduction of forces; therefore; cutting back on personnel and limited opportunities for hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Profit margins are not the only considerations in running a successful business. Personnel are the backbone of the Company and their livelihoods should be more carefully considered.


  2. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, stable company, strong Leadership

    Cons

    GPC currently seems to be going through a youth movement.
    Younger managers will typically earn less salary than those with a long tenure.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Headquarters"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours were good. I never worked overtime and always received 1 hour for lunch. The benefits were okay. Most of the employees at the company were very nice people and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    I did not like having to clock in every day. I did not receive any sicks days, so when I was out sick, I had to use vacation days or one of my two personal days that I received each year. My manager was not a nice person and the company had numerous complaints about this person. This person was well known throughout the company as being extremely difficult to work with. However, while I was employed, nothing was ever done. This person was never confronted about unacceptable behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bad employees who are driving good employees away. Get rid of the time clock! Give your full time employees sick days (most companies give 5 per year, as well as 4 personal days). I liked Genuine Parts Company, but these were the reasons why I left.


  4. "Getting better"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, new management pushing to be more innovative in technology, bringing new employees to build the up the environment, a lot of the legacy lifetime employees are starting to see if they stay complacent, change will be made.

    Cons

    A lot of politics but that's with any organization, no other cons at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Stop the politicking and get the work done, listen to your employees she suggestions are made on how to improve


  5. "Corporate Culture of Racism"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worst place I have ever worked

    Cons

    All people of color are passed for promotion, only caucasian managers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisor (APAR)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    There is lots of room for career growth.
    If you know what you are doing, management allows you to explore changes that will allow you and your team to work more efficiently.

    Cons

    Does not pay enough.
    Salaried employees end up working 50+ hours a week.
    The subsidiaries control the parent company, instead of the other way around. This minimizes standardization and the efficiencies that come with it.

    Advice to Management

    Give more value to the employees that are willing to change for the better instead of the ones that have been there the longest. Many of the ones that have been there longer were against change because "this is the way we've always done it".


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, bad managment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genuine Parts (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Higher than average pay for the industry(IT)

    Cons

    Multiple managers, policy's change on a daily/weekly basis without notification. Lots of bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people, not just resources. Choose a plan and go with it, don't just toss everything in and tell your people to handle it. Follow ITIL process, don't just use it as a label.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Looking for advancement not to be over worked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits with employee discounts

    Cons

    Little room for advancement or career enrichment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A Once-Great Company Heading Downhill Quickly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Occasional jeans days

    Cons

    Since upper management change in 2015, the company is only looking at the bottom line rather than the contributing factors or root causes.
    Mass layoffs and outsourcing are causing a steady decline in customer and worker satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the intelligent, mature workers who are there to actually get the work done and clean house of the ones who don't work and only cause problems.
    Promote people based on their abilities rather than based on their popularity.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "APAR"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company pay and benefits were great

    Cons

    this place was a daycare center, very unprofessional. cant go to HR about anything because they hire only their friends and relatives. what a disappointment

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the HR


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