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Genuine Parts Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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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. "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. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work and Life Balance. Nice People.

    Cons

    Traditional. Opportunity to move upward is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Lot of Consultant in IT, charging exorbitant money and bringing no skill.

  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. "Puller"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This a great company to work for. Great hard work and easy hours. Great benefits. Great area and driving distance from any where in Richmond.

    Cons

    Management changes often and you're under different forms of supervision consistently. Weekends maybe be a con for most.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency would be a plus. More appreciation should be showed to employees. Create a warmer atmosphere.

    Genuine Parts Response

    Jun 7, 2018 – VP, HR Operations

    Thank you for your long term service with GPC. We greatly appreciate the review comments and the recommendations you suggested. Thanks for being a part of the GPC family.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "High pay"

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

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, ok benefits, job stability

    Cons

    Long hours, zero diversity in upper management, bad vacation policy (only 10 days/year, no rollover)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "They don’t want to sell parts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    Good corporate benefits and online services.

    Cons

    Overwork and underpaid. Too many quotas.

    Advice to Management

    They buy and sell stores too often. No security

  8. "Loved my job but upper management out of touch with the boots on the ground."

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked day to day with a lot of great customers and Manufacturers. Enjoyed the travel and getting to help stores and shops in my territory.

    Cons

    Since they made DSM's NAPA employees, job took a serious turn for the worse. DC controlled way to much of your day to day activities. Customer's now being your boss make doing job properly almost impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing and listen more to the guys out there making things happen. Stop letting Distribution Center's dictate everything your guys do. Customer's shouldn't also be your boss.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Many fails"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People who work there are nice and hard working people.

    Cons

    Management lies to employees.
    Managers refer to employees as people they own. Often overheard managers saying "who owns this one"
    Male dominated environment, in order for women to advance they have to be flirty, wear short skirts and kiss the man's butt, very antiquated state of mind.
    Must be liked by the "Upper Management In Crowd", otherwise there is no room for advancement. You may be a great employee work-wise, but if one of them doesn't like your personality then forget about it.

    Advice to Management

    Take some leadership training and learn how to treat people like people and not things you own. Learn how to manage a diverse culture, and learn how to be sensitive to people and their needs, not just use the veil of a Good 'ole boys culture.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "The wrong way to “right size”"

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    Former Employee - APAR in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - APAR in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexible schedule. Relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    Company that once represented all that was great about our free market society in America has now sold themselves to India. Dishonesty by mid management and expecting that the lower level employees aren’t smart enough to catch on to their game. Using pretty words doesn’t soften the blow of losing our American jobs to a foreign country. And the audacity to ask tenured employees to train their offshore replacements, in the same breath telling us that our jobs are secure.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t commit to a plan that you can’t look your best employees in the eye to deliver the news.


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