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Genuine Parts Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Upper management can be very picky and bully's if they don't get their way (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. "Stability"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GPC is great for candidates who are interested in a long term employment with an evolving progressive career growth.

    Cons

    The company is not as aggressive as most IT environments which fosters excessively long term tenure in one position.

    Advice to Management

    Make career growth a priority.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genuine Parts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most team members are exceptional. Pay is slightly above average. Company is very successful and has steady growth. Several learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Management is blind and proceeds forward despite logic. Not enough employees to complete the workloads. To many contractors. Almost all training is OJT and scoffed at when you ask for more training. All manager feel that they are in charge of any employees and give orders as if in the military.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire FTEs and less contractors that don't care about anything than completing their contract. Consult your team before making commitments that you can't keep and take responsibility for your choices instead of blaming team members.


  3. "Would not recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The processes for managing the company are solid at the top, and management knows how to run the ongoing business. The new CEO just steps in and steers the ship. This theory remains until the market changes or new outside forces come into play that require change.

    The NAPA brand, part of Genuine Parts, is well known, and runs a great distribution operation and is world class and leading edge in that area. Working in a NAPA DC is great way to learn how to run a distribution business.

    Cons

    The company is stable now but has a hard time embracing change, and change is greatly needed. If top management continues to run the business as it has in the past, it will continue to degrade. Politics at the highest of levels are brutal and tolerated by management. The company shouldn't be managed by ego, it should be managed by values.

    Many have been at the company their entire careers, so outside of distribution, best practices are not in place.

    Most top managers come from the field, so opportunities for advancement for those who have not worked in the field are limited, and it is clear that advancement is tough without field experience. The culture is outdated and though they are trying, old customs that are foreign to younger folks are still commonplace.

    Though there are individuals who would like to see more diversity, the value of diversity is not understood across the organization. Generally, if you can make it a year then you will be able to make it at the company. There are expectations of behavior and unspoken rules that you'll have to pick up on fast to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Develop an employee satisfaction program and implement a plan to create a healthy culture. Communicate beyond a quarterly meeting (which is a good meeting...) Step out of your ivory tower and talk to people without fear of repercussions. Build a culture of trust rather than a top management clique. Identify and handle issues quickly. Embrace diversity. Identify those who do not embrace diversity and teach them the value of it.


  4. "Worst Employer Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I dont have any pros for this place not one

    Cons

    Time and Attendance Policy is Asinine
    Cheap
    Inadequate Training
    if they call you for an interview please dont go
    they might not anyway they are sending all jobs overseas

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the upper management that is taking up space on your cap, get better trainers and you can hire better employees


  5. "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior AIX/Unix Administrator in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Senior AIX/Unix Administrator in Acworth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great - there was one individual brought in that soured the entire team. That one person was the reason I left.

    Cons

    Pay is below what other companies in Atlanta offer

    Advice to Management

    If one person is ruining a perfect team dynamic maybe that one person should go.


  6. "Corporate Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Very nice people and working enviornment

    Cons

    Very traditional/conservative feel which may not be a con for some

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Territory Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary plus bonus .company car, expenses . spiffs.

    Cons

    Travel long days and weekends.


  8. "District sales mgr."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    compensation currently is commission which we control our own destiny

    Cons

    compensation soon to be salary which limits our control

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees


  9. "Collections"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collections in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Collections in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer flexible schedules. They give you a 25 dollar gift card for Thanksgiving. You get 12 hours for doctors appointments.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent and unprofessional. This company has a high turnover. Managers belittle and bad mouth employees to other coworkers. Do not work for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. Create an inviting culture. Hire better managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This place is a mess!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet some good ppl and they have beverages at your disposal. My pay was decent!

    Cons

    This place is a joke! I'd rather watch paint dry than to ever work at such a depressing place. Everyone is unhappy in their position including management and so they take it out on you. Everyone has a click and believe me they sit around over video games and talk your name. Most of the ppl there are not qualified for their position they just know someone that can help them get where they are going. For parts of the company to be separated by just a wall or floors the work atmosphere is completely different and so are the ppls attitudes. I promise you certain individuals in the clicks couldn't stand alone if they tried. Many hide behind their titles and who they know. I would love to meet some of them in public beyond work. The individuals that work in HR could go you know where! Everyone is related or sleeping with each other which bypasses all the rules smh it's a hot mess and I wouldn't suggest it to anyone! Run for the hills!!

    Advice to Management

    Build moral! Care about your team don't just come in do your job and go home. Don't just cover ur butt alone, go to bat for your team!


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