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Sewell Automotive Reviews

Updated January 28, 2019
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J. Carl Sewell Jr.
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Pros
  • "Great people working hard to make great things happen for their customers" (in 23 reviews)

  • "A free vehicle to drive with gas and insurance paid" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Care about their employees and contribute considerably to their development.

    Cons

    Retail hours can be hard and you will inevitably deal with rude or unreasonable customers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the development of all employees and create opportunities for people from different dealerships to know one another and have a sense of unity.


  2. "Too good to be true"

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    • 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 Sewell Automotive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    awesome people, lots of free food, company events

    Cons

    The longer you work at this company, the more you realize how flawed management is.

  3. "Just Another Car Dealership..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training and pay. Most managers seem competent, and the company means well.

    Cons

    Sewell has been blinded by their own reputation and are blissfully unaware of their problems. Management is frequently overwhelmed and have grown stagnant in their roles. There is a huge amount of anger present at Sewell. It boils under the surface and their apparent friendliness masks serious resentment towards customers and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with your commitments to employees and try to see that many of your business practices are outdated and in need of serious updating. Recognize that the company is capable of making serious mistakes and that those mistakes are going unnoticed by upper management that is unwilling to notice.


  4. "Lower than Scum Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Department in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Department in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They would be good Paul bearers for your funeral because they would let you down

    Cons

    Let people who lie stay let people who are honest go. Micro managing everything, constantly getting beat in sales. Management has 0 value and are faker than politicians. Penny pinching. Way behind in automotive technology because they don’t want to spend the money. Back Stabbers and are liars themselves

    Advice to Management

    Show some loyalty to your employees. Quit back stabbing people who where honest and promoting the liars. Step up your automotive technology before you fall even more behind in sales. Some of you should resign and be ashamed of yourselves because you are so fake.


  5. "Sales Assosciate Lexus"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    well structured commission pay

    other employees

    Cons

    There is strong favoritism, this plays a huge role in promotions. No loyalty to people who have put in multiple years. They promote young to keep the payroll down.

    Advice to Management

    show some loyalty


  6. "Things are a changing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Still most like the company I started with many years ago

    Cons

    Turning into every other car dealership with penny-pinching and micro-management by managers that have zero experience

    Advice to Management

    Your values are supposed to be about Associates and not Hardcore bottom line dollar related


  7. "Mechanics Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Master Technician in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Master Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clean and always took care of their equipment and employees

    Cons

    Pay does not always keep up with the industry

  8. "Intern Interview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Sewell has a Great family culture

    Cons

    Selling cars is not everyones thing


  9. "Not so bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sewell Automotive full-time

    Pros

    Great people, vacation time, earning potential

    Cons

    Working long hours and weekends


  10. "Service Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sewell Automotive full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks

    Cons

    Management not on same level as Service personal

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up