Keystone Automotive Operations Reviews

Updated May 22, 2020

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2.8
53%
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Keystone Automotive Operations CEO Ed Orzetti (no image)
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48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good coworkers, and great lower level management(in 8 reviews)

  • "Employee purchase plan, good benefits, 2 weeks PTO starting, friendly co-workers, good potential for upward mobility(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "A lot of turnover at the mid to upper management level(in 7 reviews)

  • "Long hours, management trusts no one, benefits have become expensive(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Work/ Life Balance - Exciting Industry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rotational Leadership Program in Exeter, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee purchase plan, good benefits, 2 weeks PTO starting, friendly co-workers, good potential for upward mobility

    Cons

    Didn't have real, structured, sales training.

  2. "It only gets better"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Flower Mound, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Forklift certification Great people Plenty of hours

    Cons

    Not enough associates to get said job done No accountability Lousy pay

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Killing itself from the inside out"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Exeter, PA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting Industry. Business has lots of potential.

    Cons

    Small town mentality. It’s who you know to get ahead especially in Exeter location. Execs don’t know how bad middle management is hurting the business from the inside. A string of incompetent managers in positions they are unqualified to hold, only there because of their connections, making all the wrong decisions. And it’s starting to show. This company has had a number of ups and downs through its history and different acquisitions but by keeping the same people managing the same business, ultimately ends with the same poor results.

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  4. "Good company overall"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Generator Technician in Wilsonville, OR

    I worked at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great hours and good people.

    Cons

    Too many corporate lunches. I gained 20lbs

  5. "Tough Job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers and decent pay

    Cons

    Demanding work and a lot of overtime

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Qc"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Quality Control 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time

    Pros

    Not worth it working there

    Cons

    They are a joke to work for

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  7. "Good For Full-Time Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company, fun to work for.

    Cons

    Systems are outdated, need upgrades in this area.

  8. "Not to bad"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Automotive Technician 

    I have been working at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time

    Pros

    Decent hours small staff

    Cons

    Cant think of any yet

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Declining sales, intense micro-management. Stay away if you value your career"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Exeter, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, some good people. Low level benefits for a company of this size

    Cons

    One of the largest warehouse distributor's in the automotive industry is slowly sinking and there's no one doing anything about it. Those in charge of making decisions are way behind the times and there is a lack of a sense of urgency in taking any real action. There is a huge level of complacency from those who have been around 10-20 + years and has stunted this company from keeping up with the times. As things progressively got worse, the intensity of micro-managing increased and there is a consistent pointing of the fingers from upper management to those who simply followed orders. Multiple layoffs through the year has resulted in those left to pick up the slack while the company continues with their hiring freeze of over a year.

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  10. "Corporate culture but good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Agent in Mira Loma, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Keystone Automotive Operations full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, a cohesive team environment and a decent salary.

    Cons

    Too much grumbling and complaining from co-workers about company policies, politics. Too much emphasis by management on the metrics; people are not machines.

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