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Lithia Motors Reviews

Updated June 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "good benefits, friendly workplace, benefits department works really hard to maintain a fun environment" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Very relaxed work environment and work/life balance" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Stressful and long hours, but that’s the car business" (in 30 reviews)

  • "No regard for work-life balance" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Treasury Intern in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Treasury Intern in Medford, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, effective training methods

    Cons

    Medford can be sometimes boring

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. "Average Company"

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

    I worked at Lithia Motors full-time

    Pros

    My Service Manager was a good guy

    Cons

    Long working hours. No regard for work-life balance. Terrible working conditions. The

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your employees in the Service Department more appropriately, and assess their work ethic for increases and advancement inside the company.

  3. "Corporate power, private owner feel."

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    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - SERVICE ADVISOR in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They go to bat for you though on surveys...if warranted.

    Cons

    Long hours, just like any dealership.

    Advice to Management

    Paper does need pushing, but that's only part of the job.


  4. "Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithia Motors full-time

    Pros

    Big Company, benefits and locations

    Cons

    management opportunities , its so big that is hard for them to take advice from employees.


  5. "Horrible pay! Very hostile environment! Company hires just anyone with no professionalism and reflects on the customers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My immediate coworkers. Did like what I did

    Cons

    Managers give certain employees special treatment and lets others experience constant harassment

    Advice to Management

    Hire professional adults not children and give them a decent paycheck maybe then you will have a respectful team


  6. "Sales to General Manager. Lithia rewards high performing employees with promotion opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - General Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithia Motors (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Upward mobility with positive performance. All the standard corporate big company benefits. Love the employee stock purchase program, this is a must to invest in!

    Cons

    Stressful and long hours, but that’s the car business. As the company has gotten bigger their support infrastructure hasn’t grown at the same pace, it might take a week to get something minor fixed unless you are a squeaky wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Lithia used to have a much better longevity bonus, this was especially beneficial for lower paid really good employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Uncomfortable atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lithia Motors full-time

    Pros

    Ability to just go to work and do the job.

    Cons

    There was a strange atmosphere there, even managers talked about how tense it was, people were looking to get out. Corporate sets pay rates lower than average elsewhere for the same work regardless of experience and are not open to discussing those rates. They give the impression that they don't care about their employees or their customers.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the employees and pay them what they're worth.

  8. "Great coworkers, very poor benefits"

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    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Performance Analyst in Medford, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithia Motors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Direct coworkers all young and incredibly friendly. No backstabbing or issues that I saw.

    Cons

    5 days of combined sick and personal leave for the first two years. So if you miss 5 days in January due to a bad flu, you're not taking any kind of paid vacation the rest of the year. Incredibly weak benefits for a Fortune 350.


  9. "Don't do it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medford, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are awesome and hardworking.

    The only notable benefit is the employee stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Out of touch with the current job market/world.

    Pay is 20%+ below market average across the board, raises are 1-2% if at all. Look elsewhere if the position requires any kind of degree because they don't pay enough to justify the degree.

    PTO is a joke. No PTO for the first year. 40 hours PTO for the second year, PTO and sick time are shared. No accrued sick time after the first year. If you get sick say goodbye to your PTO time. Can't afford to take personal time off because the pay is too low.

    Benefits are nothing to write home about. Everything is paid nothing is given, which is fine but options are limited and poor.

    Shareholders are more important than employees driving profits. Management is always trying to cut costs at every corner which sacrifices quality of work done.

    Actions speak louder than words when it comes to culture and core values, the core values are seeded in every corporate email but never held up. It's a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Pay isn't everything, but when the job isn't rewarding AND doesn't pay well you can't keep good employees around. Just because your HQ is in a small town doesn't mean you should pay small town prices for top talent in the global society we live in.

    Communicate with your teams more.


  10. "Doesn’t want to pay what your worth. They wanna low ball you your starting salary."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Killeen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees seemed cool but one day one told me how unorganized everything is and how management cuts corners. If I would of know what I now know I would have never applied for All American Chevrolet of Killeen.

    Cons

    On first day of work had no idea that I was starting and the staff had nothing ready for me. Basically didn’t know I was coming. Unprepared.

    Advice to Management

    If you need technicians you should pay for them and stop being cheap. You want superstars but wanna pay lower than average wages. No thank you.


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