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Lithia Motors Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Benefits, safe working environment (in 6 reviews)

  • If you like a lot of regulation and rules then this is a great company (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, no time for nothing but work (in 28 reviews)

  • The hours are tough in the car business in general (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Overall: Decent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithia Motors full-time

    Pros

    Decent health plan, stock options and 401k

    Cons

    Management varies from location to location


  2. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy Ability to run things as though you owned the store

    Cons

    Typical car business long hours.

    Advice to Management

    More communication and feedback.

  3. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lithia Motors full-time

    Pros

    Can achieve an above average income

    Cons

    Long hours, inconsistent pay plan

    Advice to Management

    Hire more support staff so client advisors can focus on sales


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Talent Acquisition Lead"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lithia Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule and work life balance. Get to travel often.

    Cons

    Working remote can have its challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Pay


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lithia Body Shop experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bodyshop in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Bodyshop in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lithia Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provide health and retirement benefits along with paid vacation and sick time. You also get employee discounts on vehicles. If you like a lot of regulation and rules then this is a great company.

    Cons

    Typical corporate issues. There are a lot of rules for everything. The pay contracts get manipulated. May sign a specific pay contract but you can't be confident it will not change. They often rework the contracts and are good at making then sound better on your benefit but often are not. Employees can feel like a number instead of an individual to management.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more transparent with employees about pay.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Office Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager/Controller in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - Office Manager/Controller in Casper, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and variety of tasks

    Cons

    All departments other than the business/accounting received monthly bonuses. Extremely long hours for very little compensation. No holidays and very few weekends free with no extra compensation. In the accounting department you are truly a process manager, No thinking outside the box allowed with this group!

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation for high pressure jobs that are not directly related to sales.


  7. "good company, good people"

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    Current Employee - Parts Department in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Parts Department in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of good people working hard to make this a really great organization, pay is pretty good, benefits are good,

    Cons

    a lot of time, the car business requires a high level of commitment to be successful, if you don't like hard work and long hours this is not for you

    Advice to Management

    keep supporting the 'troops' who put in the time to make this place run well

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Gained great experience - didn't stay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition in Medford, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lithia Motors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gained great work experience, management is flexible with time off and work/life balance, beautiful corporate office.

    Cons

    Very low compensation, high turnover/employment mill, few professional development opportunities, workplace culture is weak.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro that I saw as a result of working for Lithia automobile group is that they employ people who can afford to work hard for less money than competitors

    Cons

    The cons of working for Lithia is that they expect high volumes of what would be considered clerical work at companies like them.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest


  10. "Hectic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Wasilla, AK
    Current Employee - Service Technician in Wasilla, AK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People just trying to make a living in the lower end are fun and good attitudes. Everyone grinding away.

    Cons

    management is confusing and so is getting to know how the pay wirks, as in logged hours.

    Advice to Management

    Know your workers weakness and strengths


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