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Genuine Parts Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "GPC/NAPA"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere and co workers, many friends made working there. Great bonus program expecially EOY.

    Cons

    Very demanding houres one cannot balance personal life and professional career with expectations to succed with company basically all take and no give. Management tries to motivate with intimdation very little praise given. Promotions given "good ole boys club" fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Your only as good as your people, you are losing many years of experiance. Open your eyes and stop being so proud.......for the sake of the company's future.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Large company operated as if it is a small private company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If one is a worker bee who is has a high degree of self-efficacy, this is a good fit.

    Cons

    Ineffective job aligning with GAAP at the subsystem level. Could run more efficiently and add value to its stakeholders if it instituted consistent policies, procedures and guidelines across functional areas.

    For the past two years, there has been a higher than average turnover. There appears to be a disconnect between organizational strategy and the subsystem management. Change is being touted; however, the words and actions are not in sync. Lower level management is not empowered nor have the lattitude to manage effectively and innovation does not appear to be valued. This appears to be an organization that is unsure of its organizaitonal identity.

    Susbystem management does not inspire trust in employees, as if management itself is unsure of the direction of the company or unsure of how to align the subsystem with the strategic direction of the company.

    Employee morale is extremely low and at atmosphere of distrust and uncertainty exists. HR and management at the subsystem level inspires an "us" against "them" dynamic Subsystem management appears to be inept at developing and keeping good people. The subsystem appears to have difficulty quantifying production and attributing weights.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in process improvement expertise, invest in updating technology, bring transactional operations into the current decade (value innovation). Invest in management who have the technical aptitude and capabilities but also the soft skills that facilitate developing people.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "I Have Nightmares That I Still Work There"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Purchasing Agent in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your nine bosses typically stay out of your way and are too timid to communicate vital updates or resolve personnel issues. This allows one to surf the internet, relax on IM with friends, or read e-books all day. Another pro was getting to meet so many people. The turnover in my dept. was so high that many were surprised I stayed through lunch my first day. Lastly, the job was so redundant and simple that an idiot could do it - and that's exactly who you'll be surrounded by in your department.

    Cons

    The largest con was the dread I faced every morning knowing that I'd have to endure one more day of the mundane at a laughably bad salary. I still have recurring nightmares, you know the one's where they seem "real," where I still work there and wake up in a panic. I will likely face these nightmares the rest of my life. There were so many rules. Employees would be "disciplined" for leaving their desks too often. Lastly, the company uses outdated methodology, procedures, and technology, and flat out pretends revitalization or progressive thought exists.

    Advice to Management

    Please realize how low you pay compared to the industry averages. Please realize that your employees want to give more but will not if there is not a willingness to challenge those employees or offer them more than the hopes of a free turkey at Thanksgiving.


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  5. "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The bi-weekly pay structure was nice because it allowed you to save money, versis blowing it on nothing.

    Cons

    The upper Management would not provide feedback frequent enough and would blow up on you for nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Step you game up boys.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Don't you know that People are your most valuable asset!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    Stable company with strong NAPA name recognition.

    Cons

    Weak incompetent management at all levels. Very unethical and disrespectful to their employees. The 'good ole boy' culture is alive and well; even with a female CIO who has not been able to deliver as promised. Employee morale is low and turnover is high because the same incompetent, inexperienced, and uneducated people continue to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to open their eyes and stop the lies. You know your flagship development product is the Titanic!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible-learn to treat people right. Educated people!! Not the place for you!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No education=great place to work.
    Bullies Welcomed!
    Great stock prices.

    Cons

    Does not pay well
    Has business culture from the 1920s
    Employees bully other employees and so does management
    No room for growth
    Discrimination against accents
    Micromanaged very much

    Advice to Management

    Wow. Please get a grip.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "The new Kmart"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, traditional company that has been around forever. Conservative financial management that moves slow and don't take many risks.

    Cons

    The company was innovative in the early years (from the 20's maybe to the 70's) but successive management got content giving maintenance to the "status quo" hence the total lack of imagination I believe will make this company become a new Kmart. The business model is changing and current management will never be able to react to it. Very old school and stuck in the past with a very high opinion of themselves.

    Advice to Management

    New blood is needed to revitalize or change an old business model before is too late.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    Stable company that has been around for a long time.

    Cons

    Projects are not managed to scope, time, cost, or quality. Delivery dates are routinely extended, sometimes indefinitely, and the final delivered product is usually reduced in scope. Management has no qualms with standing up in a status meeting and ensuring both participants and customers alike that they are indeed following the highest ISO quality standards even with the full knowledge that generally, fully developed and written requirements do not actually exist. Career development, training, and promotions generally held for good-ole-boys and a select few that are willing to tow the company line. Extremely high turnover over the last several years and poor morale. Employee surveys taken every other year or so but no real changes follow ...

    Advice to Management

    Face the truth regarding the efforts needed to deliver the products. Be truthful in communicating to both customers and employees.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Old School and they must learn treat people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing... "PLS"... "PLS" "PLS" do not join if you were offered Network or Security Job. You will be suffer from very first day.

    Cons

    You MUST be at work 08:00 and you have no permission to leave until 05:00PM. No work from home. This company living in 60s or 70s and People who working even Technical jobs treated as unprofessionally. They always talk about "Culture" come-on GPC Making a better place to work is the "Culture". Look at Google, Amazon, Facebook how their work environment looks like, learn from them and at least try.
    Most importantly Stop thinking about "Cheap" labor.
    Please Don't join you will be treated "CHEAP" as their policies.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on your Management team... Think about it GPC need top level talents to take company to the next level. Losing them is not an option for company's growth.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genuine Parts full-time

    Pros

    The work was steady and constant

    Cons

    Management lacked interest in the job duties of those they managed



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