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LKQ Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Robert L. Wagman
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Pros
  • Stable and consistent schedule, fair pay, and good benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • big company, good bennefits, discount on parts, good pay (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Only a good place to work for if you are in upper management or corporate (in 20 reviews)

  • Low pay , micromanged, everything else (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pst in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Pst in Topeka, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LKQ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Has health insurance. Publicly held fortune 500 company. Not your typical automotive recycler well organized. inventory available from many regional locations. Multi state Shuttle.

    Cons

    Computer systems all ways down or slow. Inventory systems confusing. Management positions filled by family not by qualified individuals. Every year do more for less money.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be a leader not a dictator.


  2. "Millennials stay far away!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For mid-level positions, the salary is above average

    Cons

    Micromanagement.

     You have no idea what the big picture is.

    If something is wrong. It will stay that way without making any adjustments or change strategies. Just leave as it is..

    Advice to Management

    N.A


  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Systems in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Accounting Systems in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly managers, great employees

    Cons

    Low PTO package, crowded parking lot


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "WORST JOB I EVER HAD Sumner Wa"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sumner, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sumner, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    rarely any pros, decent pay,

    Cons

    Very disorganize, benefits isn't great, they don't treat employers with respect, they show favoritism to certain people, if youre of color, you can forget about it, if you seen get out, please don't join this company, lack of growth for employees

    Advice to Management

    Need new ones.


  6. "Pricing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Big company and keep expanding.

    Cons

    Many employees from different companies.


  7. "Hurt at work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cut Pad in Jenkinsburg, GA
    Current Employee - Cut Pad in Jenkinsburg, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LKQ full-time

    Pros

    This is a great company. I broke my right hip on cut pad. This Wednesday I have been taken care of in every aspect. Including Hospital stay and correction procedure, That followed.

    Cons

    The only concern is I have not been there long enough to be aware that I qualify for any type of disability.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about you're employees the way that you do. This is why you have the respect of the employees. This is obviously coming from what I have whitniced.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Pricing Analyst Mid-Atlantic Region"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LKQ full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There really are no Pros. There is no leadership and when management is questioned no one can answer truthfully. You get passed off with each manager blaming the other.

    Cons

    Worked for LKQ for about 8 years. No salary increase for the last 5 years for our department. We were told by our director that the economy did not allow for any raises even though our region was exceeding its revenue goals each year. Then 2 days after Christmas my department was called for a meeting by our manager. In the meeting we were told our regional positions would end at 5 o'clock that day and our email and phones would be disabled. We had no warning only promises from our manager that nothing was going to change in our department when we asked about the restructuring of procurement. They offered a transfer to Akron, Oh to remain with the company but with a significant salary decrease. This actually ended up being the best thing to ever happen to me as this is a dead-end company for women.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, honesty and valuing your employees would make a world of difference.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Coordinator in Burleson, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Coordinator in Burleson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inbound calls. Customers calling in to buy parts. Very few cold calls.

    Cons

    100% commission, but that's sales.


  10. "Heavy Truck sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lansing, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lansing, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Off Weekends employees are great.

    Cons

    Boss is a dictator, would take sales from you, in order to make his sales look good and keep your wages down. Do not recommend job and pay not as explained in interview.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good hard look at you Lansing,IL manager.


  11. "On Time Worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Pros

    Good ppl treat you real fair

    Cons

    there are none good place to work

    Advice to Management

    dnt know


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