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Park Place Motorcars Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and the people are very friendly (in 5 reviews)

  • its a great company that stands behind its employees (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • When the cash flow is at a low for the techs no one is there to help you (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A great place for professional people to succeed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits... They treat their members really well, and it is a very professional environment with lots of room for advancement. They have the very best state of the art equipment available for their members and believe very strongly in life long learning.

    Cons

    Very structured...sometimes it seems as if there are too many rules.

    Advice to Management

    Know yourself...and know your employees even better.


  2. "Problems that need to be fixed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Valet in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Valet in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Pays well
    -Can make friends in the work place

    Cons

    -The hours at Park Place are horrible and long
    -No good channels of promotion. Most people in upper management have either been there forever or are placed there from outside.
    -Can't take ownership of your own job and improve
    -Upper level employees can be condescending
    -Management either has no policies or does not follow them. If there is a problem no one knows the procedure for dealing with it and usually gets botched.
    -The car dealership world can bring about sketchy environments

    Advice to Management

    Put down policies and procedures so that everyone is on the same page and make sure you follow them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    ""Experts in Excellence." The idea is right, The execution: A step above neolithic incompetency."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Valet/Greeter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Valet/Greeter in Dallas, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Base pay is decent, but taxes and deductions eat it up quickly.

    -Good benefits, Incentives.

    -Often busy pace, There is always something to do.

    Cons

    -The hours and general scheduling if left alone can leave a lot to be desired, Often chewing up your whole day.

    -Promotion is seemingly possible, but unfortunately with as many deciding factors as there are in the automobile service, and sales industry, it is very easy to slip up and have that be the cause of getting passed over for a promotion or bonus.

    -The constant feeling of micromanagement is felt in just about everything that one as a Valet does. (The Greeters tell Valet's what to do, The Asst. Lead Valet tells Valet's what to do. The Lead Valet tells Valet's what to do, The Asst. Service Managers, or Service Advisors usually don't get involved, but their higher-ups, Service Managers will step in and tell Valet's what to do. Even the Service Director, and up on higher will tell Valet's what to do. )

     In short, there is almost as many management figures as there are Valet's, And at times it can be very disconcerting, and even irritating to go take care of a task and have 5 different levels of management ask/tell you about it.

    -The Asst. Service Managers at times can be lackadaisical in their response to a waiting client on the service drive.

    -As with any environment where there are many in the same position, there is the usual element of competitive smearing (Someone in your same position making you look bad in front of management or fellow peers), and gossip. Word gets to management quickly over any little quibble.

    Advice to Management

    -Allow one to take ownership over their work and perfect it.
    -Make promotion an even more attractive and attainable incentive, not just a carrot on a stick in front of the proverbial donkey.


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  5. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Sales in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great enviornment, quality family owned location.

    Cons

    Distance from home to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same thing.


  6. "Management doesn't care about its people only about making money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a job there are none

    Cons

    No raises, too far to drive


  7. "Great if you want to work in automotive retail sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facilities
    Luxury car sales
    Good benefits, pay and training available for sales people
    One of the better auto dealership groups.

    Cons

    In management, company first, everything else next. Seen as a negative if not working on day off. Firing people for no job performance reason is a common practice for sales management at most auto dealerships.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the work/life balance for sales people in order to secure and retain quality people.


  8. "Automotive Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars full-time

    Pros

    Great reputation in their market area
    Good benefits - health, 401k, etc.
    Very professional environment

    Cons

    No support from management - most client issues fall back on the techs, even if something related to their service advisor
    Management does consider any changes or suggestions that service department may have
    Technicians are required to be at work at all times during day, even though pay check does not require clocking in/out

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your service techs
    Remember that the service departments keeps the lights on


  9. "Good, fast paced job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Car Wash in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Car Wash in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place for high school and college students to work. Internships are available and upward movement is possible.

    Cons

    No flexible schedule and most employees work Saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration employee input for smoother operations.


  10. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Bedford, TX
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Bedford, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Park Place Motorcars full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great values, great team work, it was just a really good place to have a career.

    Cons

    At this time I do not remember any cons that I can truthfully mention


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Experts in excellence? Not so much...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Park Place Motorcars full-time

    Pros

    -Good pedigree
    -Well organized
    -Focus on continuous improvement for the customer
    -Modern

    Cons

    -Poor commission structure
    -No room for advancement
    -Poor management
    -No concern for employee welfare

    Advice to Management

    Take a more human look at the way you pay employees and perhaps you will retain more of them. It is evident that the company care for its clients, but the treatment of employees is sub par.


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