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Pohanka Automotive Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Geoff Pohanka
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Pros
  • While I was working with a client and his brother, I had the opportunity to make two deals (in 2 reviews)

  • The upper management is willing to help you if you want to WORK for it (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and uneven distribution of opportunities (in 9 reviews)

  • There is no work/life balance and you will work 60 (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Pohanka Acura"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Leasing Professional in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Sales and Leasing Professional in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management does what they say they are going to do. They're candid and want you to succeed. You get consistent coaching and training tools to add to your sales professional repertoire. The seasoned sales professionals will also coach you. You get the fruits of your labor early and often. The environment is lively and vibrant. The culture is one of hard work and winning.

    Cons

    Honestly, the "cons" could literally be classified as "whining" by people who do not choose to use the tools available to them to make their own success. There are mistakes made by everyone who is human. Managers included. So it's up to the individual to extract their success. Manage up, down and across...so I guess a con would be excessive whining from those who know the system but play victim.

    Advice to Management

    See where your employees would like to be. Sit them down every so often and ask them..."hey, what is your end game in this industry? or for this week? month? year?" Those type of questions help in two ways: Let's you know which talents to start molding for management that may just be better in managerial capacities. Give those same talents accountability to a real standard of excellence that they can achieve. Allow them visions of their own that they own and hold them accountable to the greatness they should see in themselves. Keep them engaged.


  2. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pohanka Automotive full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Promote from within 1st! We do the "right thing" by employee, client and team. Always given good coaching and training.

    Cons

    The hours and pressure from consumer for price reduction and great treatment is the largest challenge we face.

  3. "Car Dealership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pohanka Automotive full-time

    Pros

    good opportunity to make money

    Cons

    long hours, high turn over


  4. "Best job that was referred to me"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pohanka Automotive (More than a year)

    Pros

    #1 Acura Dealer nation wide which in turn means a lot of foot traffic and opportunities to make money. Everyone is easy to get along with which makes the environment just as good to work in.

    As well if management sees a possibility with you (work hard and it will show) they will help and also take care of you.

    Cons

    Don't do anything stupid... As with every job.


  5. "Service Advisor"

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

    I worked at Pohanka Automotive full-time

    Pros

    They have a Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    The management is very Horrible and awful


  6. "Decent company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Automotive Technician in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pohanka Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very well run, managers care. All in or get out. Clean, professional, good support, trust and training. Chances for promotion and growth if you stick it out.

    Cons

    The pie gets divided a lot of ways, challenging to make the money you expect to make. I needed to make money THEN and had to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Just be realistic with money expectations at hire.


  7. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pohanka Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Fun fellow employees
    Free food
    Get to drive cars

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    Management treats employees like poorly and gives upper hand to favorites

  8. "Terrible managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pohanka Automotive part-time

    Pros

    Clean facility and clean bathrooms

    Cons

    Terrible management because they do not track performance accurately.

    Advice to Management

    Track employee performance using objective metrics.


  9. "Pohanka Lexus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pohanka Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people working there!

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Would rather spend $15k on speakers for his office than pay his employees what they've earned.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they've earned


  10. Helpful (1)

    "PNOC Accting"

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    Former Employee - Office in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Office in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pohanka Automotive full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice Office very bright and huge and Cafeteria is huge .

    Cons

    Do Not Waste time at the Chantilly Corp . The training is horrible unless you are related to someone then you get super trained everyone here is related or friend of a friend . Alot of favoritism and backstabbers the lack of communication from Supervisors to Management is horrible and unable to reach deadlines because of poor training .

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the bad . Pay upper management or hire someone to train new employees so it can be competitive


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