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JD Byrider Reviews

Updated February 24, 2019
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Pros
  • "We have a positive work environment and promote from within" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Flexible work environment, open communion, good people, laid back work place" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "The amount of hours worked can be difficult for a work life balance" (in 13 reviews)

  • "We work long hours but this is common at any retail job" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time Employee 3 years"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Byrider full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, open communion, good people, laid back work place

    Cons

    Long Hours, not a great work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the needs and wants of employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not the worst...but there are certainly better sales jobs out there."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JD Byrider full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -private spacious office, double screen computers
    -store general managers stay off your back
    -great for those who are seeking used/special financing experience to be a more well-rounded salesperson.
    -pretty good benefits
    -consistent hours
    -after 1 year in good standing at your current position, a lot of other job opportunities in the company will open up to you.

    Cons

    -high pressure from upper management to hit goals, no recognition when goals are hit
    -there aren't many employees so you're working with the same 3 people every day, for 9+ hours a day, and its not easy to switch shifts and get days off due to the understaffing.
    -inconsistent pay, especially in the winter months at locations that aren't in a large city.
    -Very hard to hit goal in winter months, and you don't make any of your earned commission unless you sell at least 15 cars for the month.
    -upper management plays favorites and can treat other employees unfairly.
    -not a good reputation...half of the time you spend with the customer is trying to convince them that you're not a scam.
    -the cars are truthfully very overpriced
    -looooong hours. Even if you close at 8, if there are customers in the store you're staying open. There were days I was there from 9am-midnight.

    Advice to Management

    -treat employees fairly and don't play favorites.
    -more positive reinforcement
    -be more diverse with hiring females and other minorities.
    -either add more bonuses or lower the monthly goal in the winter months for low-foot traffic stores in more remote locations. Otherwise you are setting your salespeople up for failure disappointment when its January and its a struggle to get 15 sales for the store, let alone 15 per person. In larger cities, this may not be an issue though.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Program Consultant
    Former Employee - Program Consultant

    I worked at JD Byrider full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start off working in sales to get your feet wet in the sales game

    Cons

    Having to call 100+ people a day more than once.

    Advice to Management

    Phone training


  4. "Good place for developers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Recommends

    I have been working at JD Byrider (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of new development work, reasonably friendly environment, LGBTQIA+ friendly workplace at the corporate office. Very good for work/life balance

    Cons

    Insurance is fairly dreadful and not transgender inclusive at all with no plans to ever be. Changes development directions often currently, no clear captain steering the ship in IT after the last CIO was forced out.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Too much Drama!!!"

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

    I worked at JD Byrider (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was good at least.

    Cons

    There was too much Drama. You had the collections department manager who was in charge and then the supervisor on top. The company not only played favorites but there was no training provided. The did not know how to do collections nor have any customer service skills. If you asked one manager something they would turn around and either talk mess with each other or give you 2 different answers. The only concerned one was the owner Marisol;however she trusted her managers to do the right thing. They didn't though! That's why they go through people like hot cakes.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage your company without favorites then you will see how much easier and free of drama you will have.


  6. "Long hours but worth it for the pay"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Parma, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Parma, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Byrider full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, experience, friendly staff

    Cons

    Long hours, bad reputation, some slow days

    Advice to Management

    Keep making improvements!


  7. "Beware of this place especially Glendale Heights Illinois"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Glendale Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Glendale Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JD Byrider full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice honest people

    Cons

    Allows older sales reps to steal deals after newer reps do all.the work. Sales managers are too.a area to speak up. DO NOT WORK HERE UNLESS YOU ARE DESPERATE. Would rate zero if I could.

    Advice to Management

    Grow some balls. stop letting older reps steal from newer rep

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Program Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Program Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Program Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JD Byrider full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunches from time to time.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is none. Micro managed. Low pay expected to work open to close and days off to meet sales goals. Commission structure not realistic so the closer you get the more they make


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great job! Horrible management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay. Friendly environment. Perfect place if you enjoy helping others. Aggressive bonus plan with many opportunities to make money.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Unorganized policies. You will work super long hours. Not much room for personal growth. Constantly cycling through employees.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great pay for a single person."

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Byrider full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive wages and benefits. Generous bonuses and commissions.

    Cons

    No family life. Lack of leadership from management.

    Advice to Management

    Work the sxhdudke a bit better or hire more staff to accommodate time off.