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LKQ Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • big company, good bennefits, discount on parts, good pay (in 12 reviews)

  • Stable and consistent schedule, fair pay, and good benefits (in 11 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. "Misleading"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Driver in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LKQ (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cheap parts and fast delivery.

    Cons

    You really don't know what your getting.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your customers.


  2. "Grew too fast, corporate structure is bad, confusing leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    OK place to work if you want steady low paying employment with little chance for advancement

    Cons

    Constantly meddling with job titles, pay structure, company vision. This year they created a whole new level of midlevel managers, promoting from within. Literally a few short months into it, they decided it was a bad idea and canned most of the guys they just promoted "because of their ability and knowledge". Don't listen to input from long time employees in the field. Horrible pay, they will buy a company come in and slash salaries by 50% without batting an eye. "Take it or leave it".

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Lack of management involvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual dress code, jean day every day. Overtime allowed and you are able to work your own schedule within reason. Great cooperation when time off is needed for appointments etc.

    Cons

    Lack of management support - rather than asking about an issue that has occurred, blame is placed first sometimes resulting in a write up, then once the issue has been resolved and result is not the error of the employee the write up is still in place and no apologies have been given.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Back them up. Respond to inquiries and requests for help. Large turn-around would diminish greatly if you will trust your employees to do the job they have been trained to do.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "QA Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great team collaboration. People are friendly and supportive. Plenty of room for learning and development. Management. is good.

    Cons

    Less PTO and holidays.No bonuses.


  6. "Don't waste your time I've been here for years and finally see the light."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can meet some nice people and earn a little money.
    You can advance just not far. I'm only writing more cause I have too to finish this task.

    Cons

    Those people you just met are now talking behind your back. People and management are childish.

    The management cares more about numbers and what corporate is saying. Ever heard the saying "Too many chiefs and not enough Indians".

    Customers are not important anymore they get put on hold for employees to talk to one another don't be fooled. Your work or your sale means nothing cause your just a number there.

    The raises are not existent if your not a favorite child in this place.

    If you have a doctors note for time off your still punished regardless of the reason. Shady business don't be a part of them.

    Advice to Management

    Take some classes on how to manage a business instead of your bank account and bonuses.

    Put employees and customers first for once. You wouldn't be here if it wasn't for those two factors.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lkq"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It is a long established company and I know that it will still be there in the morning. Offers standard employee benefits and insurances

    Cons

    I feel like I am a number, I am only as good as my Kronis ID. Several of the changes that the company has made has not been in the interest of the employees or the customers for that matter

    Advice to Management

    Go back to when the words of employees and customers mattered. It seems like the Almighty dollar is all that matters and it shows.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "The worst company I have ever worked for. Hostile work environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Q/C in Crystal River, FL
    Current Employee - Q/C in Crystal River, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A paycheck, that's it. Work in the Crystal River location and the pay rate is not bad for the area but poor working conditions. Offers 401K and matches.

    Cons

    Being verbally abused on a regular occurrence by mangers. Employees work in fear of losing their job. Upper management takes OSHA out for lunch when complaints are filed. Employees work in the warehouse that is over 110 degrees. Drinking water smells like gas from the gas that leeches into the ground from cars.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who can manage and lead. Have zero tolerance for managers that create hostile work environments.


  9. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Private in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, good manager, great to work and do your thing.

    Cons

    Hire us help. Dont be so cheap on vacation time. We need a break, this field is stressful!!

    Advice to Management

    Dont expect so much from just one employee


  10. "My experience's with lkq"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work, occasional overtime, great discounts

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, understaffed, out dated and poor equipment, no accountability

    Advice to Management

    Work on holding people accountable for their actions and the way you speak to employees


  11. "Delivery/Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery/Route Driver in Seffner, FL
    Former Employee - Delivery/Route Driver in Seffner, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LKQ (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overtime is extensive vast opportunity

    Cons

    Poorly organized, infrastructure leave much to be desired

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate Loyalty, workers who try to give their all is not appreciated


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