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Gerber Collision & Glass Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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Pros
  • Growing company , great benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Team (including upper management) that cares for it's employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Company to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Estimator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerber Collision & Glass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really like the team atmosphere. They're really focused on making sure each employee is heard. I love that there's a good level of support here. They give us the tools to do our job and expect good quality work, which I believe we do.

    Cons

    The benefits are little expensive, but they have good options.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Gerber is a great place to work and only getting better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Autobody Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Autobody Technician in Hudson, OH
    Current Employee - Autobody Technician in Hudson, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerber Collision & Glass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good and cheaper benefits. They pay 100 percent of your normal wage for the same average amount of hours for vacation which has been rare as a flat rate tech.

    Cons

    They are a corporation with endless rules and regulations. Their hourly wage is typically lower then what you may be able to get elsewhere however with their processes if and when they are followed correctly then you can turn more hours then at other shops.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the correct procedures and pay people what they are worth and place more value in each and every employee especially when they are skilled. You guys have lost a lot of good employees who were specialized and skilled because you couldn’t pay then .50 an hour more.

  3. "gerber collision"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimator in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Estimator in Fairfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerber Collision & Glass (More than a year)

    Pros

    if you are in a busy shop you can make a lot of money,

    Cons

    they suck the life out of you expecting you to work 8-6 mon-friday and 8-12 on saturday, you have no personal time anymore


  4. "Auto Body Technician"

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

    I worked at Gerber Collision & Glass full-time

    Pros

    Can basically work at your own pace without discipline.

    Cons

    Everything could be considered a con.

    Advice to Management

    Be more secure.


  5. "Here’s what the painter thinks about Gerber."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Refinish Technician in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Refinish Technician in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerber Collision & Glass full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    •Pays competitive($19-$21) flat rate
    •Bonuses for keeping materials profitable
    •DRP with everyone (Always have work)
    •Benefit varieties (bronze to platinum)Medical,Dental,Vision,ST/LT,Life,HSA,FSA
    •1-3weeks payed vacations and $100 per holiday
    •25% contribution match towards 401k averages 6%
    •They supply every shop with new equipment. Paint shop gets new guns and stands. Bodyshop ProSpots
    •Uniform allowance
    •ADP payroll (nice app)
    •Free ICAR courses (online and live)
    •PPG water base paint (Best color match and easy app.)

    Cons

    •Painters in charge of inventory
    •Vacation pay 60% of average
    •No booth cleaning service
    •Some insurance companies take advantage
    •Aftermarket parts and a lot of used junk

    Advice to Management

    Get us paid for what we do. The p-pages in CCC and Mitchell have many procedures we do that can be added to an estimate to make the Refinish side more profitable. Add to de-nib and polish or color sand and buff per panel. Extended the clear to the nearest edge for manufacturers warranty. Get paid to cover the engine bay or protect the interior. These thing get done on ever vehicle for a quality repair. So why not maximize profits.


  6. "Painter"

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    Former Employee - Painter in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Painter in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gerber Collision & Glass full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company with great benefits. They wanted me to write twenty words but I had to stretch to find 5.

    Cons

    A very untrustworthy company. They cheat you out of your time by writing double estimates.
    Upper management has no clue about the business and is only concerned with pleasing the shareholders. Gerber took a skilled trade business and made it comparable to Wal Mart when compared to other shops. Cheap parts, cheaper labor, no remorse for the customer and billions for the shareholders.

    Advice to Management

    Stop stealing money from the Technicians. If you offer bonus incentives stop finding ways not to pay them to the employees that meet their goals.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Estimator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cost Estimator in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Cost Estimator in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerber Collision & Glass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working along side great co workers!

    Cons

    Heavy turnover due to lack of leadership from upper management. Bonuses are sucked up by greedy management and employees have to suffer to make ends meet each pay period. Overall - metrics are more important than the safety of customers vehicles and employees are treated like sweat shop workers. Failing company it is indeed, multiple shops has already been closed down..

    Advice to Management

    Please stop lying to your employees and offer yearly reviews with a raise. EVERY facility has old and out dated equipment but your sales pitch states way different state of the art my arse.. Promote from within, my time here I have worked with some great hard working people just to see them passed up by outsiders you hire from didnt occupation.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Painter"

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    Current Employee - Automotive Painter in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Automotive Painter in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gerber Collision & Glass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employment stability and several locations for close to home jobs.

    Cons

    Mgr's cannot keep employees and production ALWAYS delayed by waiting for parts & paint materials. Mgr's pushing techs for FREE LABOR they call "WOW"ing the customer. No Repair Orders provided to techs intentionally to cheat them from fair pay. Unethical & ILLEGAL.

    Advice to Management

    PERHAPS GOOD OLD FASHIONED HONEST BUSINESS PRACTICES would help. Stop intentionally trying to cheat us at every turn, and instead offer FAIR treatment. STOP HIDING BEHIND YOUR LOYALTY to the dictatorship of upper mgmt and their unscrupulous policies. Maybe instead of paying outside agencies to clean out your negative feedbacks from your many dissatisfied customers every day to prevent the consumer from the truth, you might try using that $ to encourage your employee's by paying fairly the very same people who perform the work you are selling to your consumer.


  9. "Co- workers are amazing! Management is unbearable."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gerber Collision & Glass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No pros with this company.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible! Beware!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! Your employees make your establishments!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "painter position"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Painter in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Painter in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gerber Collision & Glass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay , lot of work

    Cons

    lack of quality help slows production

    Advice to Management

    quality is as important as production


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