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  1. "WRITER"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Writer in Littleton, CO
    Current Employee - Service Writer in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McDonald Auto Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, good pay

    Cons

    Ownership doesn't care about the whys as they do the hows.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they are not disposable.


  2. "Good experience with great exposure to the business"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family-owned and managed
    Lots of opportunities for advancement
    Ablility to work in different dealerships

    Cons

    Inconsistent senior leadership support and engagement

    Advice to Management

    Standardized training procedures would help new employees come up to speed faster and deliver a more consistent experience with customers.


  3. "Collision Estimator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McDonald Auto Group full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment. Potential for advancement. Decent healthcare benefits. Good updates and feedback on performance. Sales driven leaving a lot of room for more money. Good experience and training opportunities.

    Cons

    Very focused on retaining more DRP programs with insurance companies which allows the insurance companies to gain more control over the repair process.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management would be for them to continue to uphold a high standard of repair and service and finding a balance with the Insurance companies to limit their ability to cut repairs.


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  5. "It is great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at McDonald Auto Group full-time

    Pros

    Great to work with, easy, friendly

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing negative about working here


  6. "Pretty good, but overly spoiled owners."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good, most people are fine.

    Cons

    Owners have never had real jobs and act very entitled.

    Advice to Management

    Listen before you assume.


  7. "Boss"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Boss in Atlanta, TX
    Current Employee - Boss in Atlanta, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    office culutre was basic AF

    Cons

    i sold cars basic AF

    Advice to Management

    get it tightener


  8. "Great Family Owned Business"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulltime in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Fulltime in Saginaw, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McDonald Auto Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The owners really care about people. They try super hard to take care of their employees and treat them with respect. They care about your family and are very understanding. They pay super fair for the industry....probably the best around.

    Cons

    Some of the salespeople are a pain

    Advice to Management

    Get the right managers in place and you will be in good shape.


  9. "Solid place to work, or gain experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McDonald Auto Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best thing is the value they place on employees. The good employees are valued and they do their best to hang onto them, you can really feel that in the annual company meetings. The owners seem to work hard to ensure it's a good place to work by minimizing benefit costs to employees, keeping the growth on an upward trend, trying to stay ahead of the curve, etc. The pay was definitely above average from what I expect a comparable position at another dealer would pay, which is always nice. Decent work/life balance (as long as you're not in car sales). Middle management seems to have a very realistic view on business and the world, and doesn't expect miracles when they know full well that it won't happen, and recognize that the employees are only human. Willing to train and nurture people who come to them with little/no experience, and recognize skills they can contribute, and try to promote/place that person accordingly. Fantastic growth over the last few years, and the trend is still rising. Great coworkers who all have good attitudes in general. Overall a pretty comfortable place to work, and not what I expected out of a car dealer.

    Cons

    Hey, it's still a car dealership. It's still a competitive sales environment (in those positions), and you can expect to be booted for someone else with the promise of doing one better. While middle management is pretty grounded in reality, the upper management is still very numbers-focused (high standards, I suppose), and will apply that pressure down the chain of command. Pay plans can change with no notice. Also, I never once received a formal performance review, which is a very important thing to let you know where you stand against their standards and your coworkers, especially in a sales environment.

    Advice to Management

    Formal performance reviews (annually? quarterly?) so employees know what they need to work on in order to thrive. Come back down to earth when it comes to unrealistic expectations in a tough economy and tough market. Consider a little more flexible scheduling for when employees need to work weekends.


  10. "Not Worth The Poor Treatment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auto Sales in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Auto Sales in Littleton, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McDonald Auto Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They encourage at first.

    Cons

    Management will treat you like garbage if they want to get rid of you. They hesitate to fire someone to get out of paying unemployment.
    Do try to promote within the company. They will make sure it doesn't happen.
    Insurance is super expensive for mediocre coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the owners- get rid of your management team. Eventually you will have a law suit on your hands for harrassment. They don't know how to lead and develope their staff. The use intimidation which is the wrong way.


  11. "Upper management can not be trusted ."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is decent . hours expected is way above what is discussed at interviews .

    Cons

    Upper management does not stand with mid level management . hours expected are way above hours discussed. Job descriptions are not correct . would not recommend to any type of friend .

    Advice to Management

    Learn more of what you expect from employees . how can you control a business that you have no idea of what is expected from employees. Hire real technicians after all you are trying to run a dealership . not a shade tree shop .



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