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Group 1 Automotive CEO Earl J. Hesterberg
Earl J. Hesterberg
89 Ratings
Pros
  • "Big dealership network, lots of different brands to represent(in 10 reviews)

  • "Fantastic work environment with energetic co-workers where everyone is absolutely welcoming and helpful (Shreveport location)(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours, as any car sales job(in 22 reviews)

  • "Highest person at my dealership ignored my emails on two occasions(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Parts in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    good atmosphere room to move up

    Cons

    long hours some people who work there think they are better than everyone

    Group 1 Automotive2019-03-27
  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Quality Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Promotion from within is very possible in SDC/CDC/BSC

    Cons

    Typical Call Center concerns abound

    Group 1 Automotive2019-04-27
  3. "Great for beginners"

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      Former Employee - Billing Clerk 

      I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time

      Pros

      Good at teaching and giving entry level opportunities.

      Cons

      Low compensation. Management has implemented several cost cutting strategies that added more responsibilities to the associates. Lack of appreciation for employees.

      Advice to Management

      Shore more appreciation for employees.

      Group 1 Automotive2019-05-08
    • "Sorry that I ended up here."

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

      I have been working at Group 1 Automotive full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Free water and coffee daily and free lunch on Saturday.

      Cons

      It's the car business... No work life balance...be prepared to disappoint your family, lies to get you in the door, bait snd switch on job you applied for, high sales volume means low commissions, company makes profit while you make minimum wage, leads are not distributed evenly or at all, keeps a lot of salesman in order to keep salesmsn from hitting bonuses on their pyramid bonus structure, low traffic on the lot is...

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      Group 1 Automotive2019-05-15
    • "Sales"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Group 1 Automotive

        Pros

        Luxury Brands, Location, Base Pay

        Cons

        Very Hostile environment. Employees in Management positions are lack of training, experience in management field. Provides poor customer service to customers making them wait up to 5 hrs for finance service and nobody waiting on line. Lots of lateness and laziness. Lots of EEO, discrimination and bullying. There is violence at the workplace and steeling between managers to employees. Don’t recommend this place to work...

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        Advice to Management

        Train! Train! Train! Select better candidates and promote when ready. Needs to create an Operations Management position and divide equally the internet leads.

        Group 1 Automotive2019-05-13
      • "Great Connections"

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        Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Group 1 Automotive full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Employee leases. Benefits and 401k

        Cons

        No room for advancement. No promotions

        Advice to Management

        Be more professional

        Group 1 Automotive2019-03-29
      • "Cdc agent"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Group 1 Automotive full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Good schedules sometimes when you begged management

        Cons

        Bad pay, no raises no advancement

        Group 1 Automotive2019-05-02
      • "Okay employer"

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        Former Employee - Salesperson in Houston, TX
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        A lot of opportunity for personal growth. Unlimited money making opportunity.

        Cons

        Commissioned based pay is risky.

        Group 1 Automotive2019-03-20
      • "Watch out if your deaerlship is bought out"

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        Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Good benefits. Good pitch at 1st meeting.

        Cons

        Typical Corp run dealership. There is constant change. It's all about the stock price. Eventually all dealerships will be corp owned. The employees are just a number.

        Group 1 Automotive2019-03-08
      • "Worse auto group ever!"

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        Former Employee - Sales in Arlington, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Group 1 Automotive full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        This is in regards to Cadillac of Arlington. The sales team and service team are full of great people who mean well.

        Cons

        The management is power hungry and enjoy bragging about all they have while cutting down their sales team.

        Advice to Management

        Care about your people more than yourself

        Group 1 Automotive2019-02-23
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