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  1. "Sales, Sales Manager, Internet Manager, Compliance officer"

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

    Pros

    I worked with good people

    Cons

    very unorganized company and unprofessional manor of handling layoffs


  2. "Technology/delivery Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sam Swope Auto Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product, fun job, and I loved the variety of people (customers and coworkers) I got to work with. I felt like I was well compensated for my work too.

    Cons

    Dealership hours generally suck, seemed like some of the employees were over-managed

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more supportive of your sales people

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Selling out"

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

    I worked at Sam Swope Auto Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sam Swope is a very large company with multiple facilities, they offered a great deal of opportunities to advance and provided training if so desired for employees interested. They have an excellent reputation in the community and were very community minded.

    Cons

    Owner passed away within last year, I felt daughter would not keep the company and was not eager to see some large corporation buy it and change the entire company process. I moved on elsewhere. Daughter just announced the sale last week. Roughly 8 months after I left. Sold to some corporation out of Florida with headquarters in Dubai. Unconfirmed word is all management staff have to go to Florida to interview for their positions. They did have a fairly high PAC and some smaller commision structure for the area.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with interviews, many good people work there. I would give it a much higher recommendation but too many questions right now.


  4. "Goodbye Family Time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sam Swope Auto Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good income. Promote from within. Benefits

    Cons

    No respect for personal time. Soul crushing grind

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees work harder. Less hours may be more. Sundays and holidays are ridiculous.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Internet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with school.
    People are nice.
    Free lunch if you work Saturdays.
    Opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Managers favor their friends. I have not seen a single person get promoted based on merit. Sam Swope is all about favoritism. If you want to get a promotion or better pay, you better kiss the right butt.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit and not based on who your friends with.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very enjoyable experience. The management was terrific and they made work a treat each and every day."

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    Former Employee - Car Salesman in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Car Salesman in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sam Swope Auto Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management and employees are top-notch and are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The hours can be long during certain times of the year, but besides that I can't think of many negatives.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the current plan because I was extremely impressed by the professionalism during my time with the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Sam Swope Auto Group full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. This company provides great benefits for it employees. If one is in the Sales Consultant position there is unrestricted earning potential. There is great family atmosphere, this is a place where one can retire at and enjoy the years spent there.

    Cons

    If one is in sales the hours at work can be a little excessive

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Extremely compassionate company that cares a great deal about the community. A fantastic place to work in most positions, especially sales. Great training for new salespeople that also helps seasoned salespeople do better. Strong management training program, it looks like they really want to promote from within so advancement should be good.

    Cons

    Many positions require lots of hours. Since it's retail, that means working evenings and weekends for sales management and salespeople. Hourly people don't see raises very often but other perks can make up for some of that.

    Advice to Management

    Do evals and raise reviews for your hourly people.


  9. "You have to have the right personality."

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    Former Employee - Salesperson in West Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Salesperson in West Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers fair pricing good employee purchase program easy to get time off. Good pay if you're good enough at the job.

    Cons

    Long hours if you want to get ahead and is very hard to get a person to commit but that doesn't stop the managers expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Just be honest no matter what.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review of the Sam Swope Auto Group"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Possibly make good money, if you work alot of hours and weekends.

    Cons

    Lots of work, work, work.

    Advice to Management

    Get younger. Pay your best sales people more. Lose the EGO!


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